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On the Stylistic Tropics
kazys: Over in Prospect magazine, Brian Eno confirms something I’ve been saying for a few years. The coolhunt is dead. Instead, we live in a stylistic tropics, a world of interchangeable language games dedicated to fashion. It’s worth reading this in the light of Alan Liu’s the Laws of Cool: first, social capital based on class and taste hierarchy was replaced by the pursuit of cool, then the...
Each digital pager is assigned a unique Channel Access Protocol code, or...– Egads! Confidential 9/11 Pager Messages Disclosed - Taking Liberties - CBS News
There was also an incident when he had to play a concert in Windhoek [Namibia]....– 10-STRING GUITAR - www.tenstringguitar.INFO
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Comprehensive account of the Mumbai attacks.
Just Imagine, a Fox picture - “presents a picture of what New York may be like...– News from 1930: Tuesday, November 25, 1930: Dow 188.27 +0.23 (0.1%)
Human love, *amor hominis*, chooses what is attractive and present. Luther...– Eberhard Jüngel (thanks, J) (via wesleyhill)
It is as if he had spent his entire life wondering what he looked like, without...– Walter Benjamin on Franz Kafka. (via dailymeh)
mills: My friend E., an architect, posted the following extraordinary photo and quote on Corner Lot: The airplane shows us that the problem well stated finds its solution. To wish to fly like a bird is to state the problem badly, and Ader’s Bat never left the ground… to search for a means of suspension in the air, and a means of propulsion, was to put the problem properly: in less than ten...
6. Are Opus Dei supernumeraries actually alien zombie warriors ready to be...– TEN QUESTIONS ABOUT OPUS DEI. « Dr. Boli’s Celebrated Magazine. [Meringue!]
Core rope memory is a form of read-only memory (ROM) for computers, first used...– Core rope memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Steam power kept quietly working away, eventually going “behind the scenes”. As...– Brass Goggles » Blog Archive » The Steampunk/Dieselpunk overlap – some thoughts.
The blues ain’t nothing but a good man feelin’ bad– Leon Redbone. (via feastingonroadkill) (via smut-to-go)
Apart from the fact that it is a tour de force of the virtuoso variation style,...– John Williams Classical Guitar Interview p.3 [Re Chaconne.]
fuckyeahclassical: sierradawn: Bach’s Suite...
After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it...– Mark Twain, Extracts from Adam’s Diary (1904) (via symphonyno2ineminor)
ikorkh: jose-doraz: “To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.” — Roland Barthes (via ikorkh) But it is so much easier to write about writing about love, but wait, did he just express a form of love in the above … was that obvious, or am I pointing out the obvious. Meta bores...
dailymeh: A pataphor is a meta-metaphor: a metaphor that extends from a metaphor, like a metaphor extends from reality. It’s part of the parody science “pataphysics”, which is a science two degrees removed from reality (if metaphysics is one degree removed). Related: the cuil hierarchy. Example from wikipedia: Non-figurative: Tom and Alice stood side by side in the lunch line. Metaphor: Tom...
A pawnshop on Second Ave specializes in war medals. It has scores on display in...– News from 1930: Thursday, November 13, 1930: Dow 177.33 +4.03 (2.3%)
The original Levittown Cape Cods were under 800 square feet, had big windows for...– Inventing Green « What Levittown Got Right
In fact, the Panama hat worn by Hannibal Lecter in the movie Hannibal really,...– Brent Black Panama Hats — Panama Hats in the Movies [I love a one-track mind.]