700 Intellectuals Pray to an Oil Tanker

January 14th, 2008

>>1.

Without an invitation
We have come
700 (and many more are on the way)
From all over, where the wind no longer blows
From the treadmills, which grind slowly, and
From the ovens, behind which, it is said
Not even a dog remains.

2.

And we have seen thee
All of a sudden, the night long
Oil tanker.

3.

Yesterday thou wert not there
But today
Thou art the only one.

4.

Come, hurry, ye!
Ye who saw the branch on which ye sit
Working folk!
God has descended again
In the form of an oil tanker.

5.

Thou, the repulsive one
Art gorgeous!
Exercise force over us
Thou, the objective one!
Snuff out our ego!
Make a community out of us!
Then, not as we want:
Rather, as thou wilt.

6.

Thou art not made of ivory
And of ebony, but of
Iron.
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
Thou, the unprepossessing one.

7.

Thou art not an invisible one
Nor art thou infinite!
On the other hand, seven metres high
There are no secrets in thee
Rather, there is oil,
And thou dealest with us
Not discretely, nor unfathomably
But with calculation.

8.

What is grass for thee?
Thou sittest on it.
Where, formerly, there was grass
There thou sittest now, oil tanker!
And for thee an emotion is
Naught.

9.

Therefore listen to our prayer
And deliver us from evil.
In the name of electrification
And of progress and statistics!
<<

Bertolt Brecht, ca. 1926.

And just for once spare me the instant reflex that makes so many people say “Iraq” within five seconds after reading just the title line.

Anal Fisting, by Michelangelo

January 8th, 2008
Anal fisting Michelangelo sistine chapel

Or is it just ball-squeezing?

Erosblog.

(via silent porn star)

Culture

January 8th, 2008

>>Wesley: I had forgotten that Aztec culture was so violent.

Gunn: Yeah, cuz our culture is so at peace.<<

Angel: The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco.

Hume vs. Popper

January 2nd, 2008

>>To appeal to Karl Popper’s thesis that scientists should not pursue truth but should seek to falsify their hypotheses does not help. That thesis rest on the inductive assumption that, once refuted, a hypothesis will prove false in future.<<

Letter to the Editor by High Wycombe, New Scientist 22/29 December 2007

24C3: Preview of Steam-powered telegraphy

December 27th, 2007

Having arrived and unpacked our books, we engaged in some meet and greet until we finally were shown an exclusive preview of tomorrow’s Steam-powered Telegraphy event. I took some photos.

Die ganze Anlage

Buffy The Slayer & The Angel of Death

November 2nd, 2007

This one is for Oona.

istari lasterfahrer & classless kulla
Buffy The Slayer & The Angel of Death

(mp3, 9.7 MB)

Buffy The Slayer & The Angel of Death

Pepper-Spray da Virtue Police

October 5th, 2007

>>According to Dr. Al-Marshood, the two commission members approached the girls in order to “politely” advise and guide
them regarding their inappropriate clothing.

Consequently, the two girls started verbally abusing the commission members, which then lead to one of the girls pepper-spraying them in the face as the other girl filmed the incident on her mobile phone, while continuing to hurl insults at them.<<

(via sandmonkey)

Karl Marx rolling the Apple of Discord

September 26th, 2007

I had NeinAffeNein and Selbstmordparty produce these stickers to proliferate:

Discordian Communism

Whoever wants some of them, simply contact me.

The end to the means

September 12th, 2007

>>Everyone’s got a mortgage to pay.<<

(Thank you for smoking)

All {insert group} are bastards

September 9th, 2007

>>…the F-Scale, invented by Adorno and used to measure fascist tendencies, does show a correlation between heavy use of “allness” statements and the fascist personality. Can you imagine a full page by any fascist without reckless generalizations about all members of some scapegoat group?<<

Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger III: My Life After Death.