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I know most of my friends view Ayn Rand as a cruel idiot cult-leader who worshiped at the throne of herself. And that’s fine and dandy. I mean, I realize people love freaking out about her.
BUT…she did come up with one of my all-time favorite quotes, which I’ve helpfully copied and pasted below.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
On their own — in a vacuum, removed from whatever your opinion is of Rand — those are damn fine words.
And I don’t care if Rand was a slobbering, hypocritical troglodyte.
That quote stands among my all-time faves.
In years past — specifically, each December — I’ve celebrated the medium of blogging by inviting writers I like to compose guest posts here, at this blog.
These events have gone by the moniker “A BORSCHT-IN,” and they have been good fun.
But this year, I’m inverting the process. This year, instead of soliciting blog posts for this site, I’m offering to guest-post at other peoples’ blogs in December.
So, I humbly throw this idea out to the shifting, whispering sands of the Internet — who else would like to taint their brand by allowing me to pilot their blog for a post or two during the month of December?
I only have one rule for this experiment — if you ask me to blog for you, you must assign me a blogging topic.
Somehow it just seems more fun that way.
Game on, comrades.
“Jean-Paul Sartre…once made a telling point about fictional and science-fictional monsters. What we fear, he said, is a creature of great cunning and energy, quite devoid of any moral or mammalian scruple. This, as he went on to say, is an exact description of our very own species in time of war or scarcity.“
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- Tagged with adventures amorous China cinema Dimethyltryptamine DMT. rats drugs films inanimate immortality making out men Men in nursing movies music nurses people Pineal gland porn pornography Rick Strassman science sexuality statues talent tests The Monkees truth women Zhangzhou
- On 31 May | '2013
- “Beginning in the late 1960s, mainstream cinemas began pushing boundaries in terms of what was allowed on screen. Although the vast majority of sexual situations depicted in mainstream cinema are simulated (in early pornography, the main actors engaged in simulated sex, with inserts placed in the film), on rare occasions actors engage in real sex. The difference between these films and pornography is that, while such scenes might be considered erotic, the intent of these films is not solely pornographic.”
- Park in Zhangzhou puts up statue of two teenagers making out
- Daniel Kalder: The Other Koresh
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- Tagged with Andy Reid Bill Maher blogs books breeding Chuck Norris comedians environment Gary Hirshberg GMOs libraries Lucy Steigerwald Michael Shermer NYC people Peter Mayer Philadelphia Eagles photography Russia Russian literature sex Stonyfield Farm values
- On 31 Jan | '2013
- Daniel Kalder: “Former Penguin CEO and current Overlook publisher Peter Mayer has loved Russian literature for decades. Last June, following Russia’s turn as Country Focus at BookExpo America, he announced what is the culmination of this career-long fascination, The Russian Library, a colossal 125 volume series of translated fiction, poetry and drama to be published over the next ten years.”
- Michael Shermer: “Whereas conservatives obsess over the purity and sanctity of sex, the left’s sacred values seem fixated on the environment, leading to an almost religious fervor over the purity and sanctity of air, water and especially food. Try having a conversation with a liberal progressive about GMOs — genetically modified organisms — in which the words ‘Monsanto’ and ‘profit’ are not dropped like syllogistic bombs. Comedian Bill Maher, for example, on his HBO Real Time show on October 19, 2012, asked Stonyfield Farm CEO Gary Hirshberg if he would rate Monsanto as a 10 (‘evil’) or an 11 (‘f—ing evil’)? The fact is that we’ve been genetically modifying organisms for 10,000 years through breeding and selection. It’s the only way to feed billions of people.”
- More Kalder: “For the Mullahs of Iran, America is the Great Satan and they are the servants of God. But while God’s people just unveiled the interstellar equivalent of a vacuum tube in a big brown box, Satan is kicking back and watching porn on a 90-inch 3D HD flat screen while sipping on a brewski.”
- Pal Kelly just made her first blog. Head over there and give her some love, por favor
- Quality NYC photos from pal Stag
- Sean Cunningham on beleaguered NFL coach Andy Reid: “To recap: son dies in training camp, season begins, season’s a disaster, forced to issue public apology for deceased child, more losing, get fired.”
- Still more Kalder: “For too long Russia has been a place from which people flee, and not a haven for those seeking refuge. Russia would make an especially good home for all those actors who have declined in their homelands but remain popular in the East. For instance, Chuck Norris — I know he’s an ironic icon in America, but he was a bona fide god in Moscow in the 1990s.”
- The Don Q Inn in Wisconsin has a wide variety of amorous honeymoon suites and love dens, including this igloo and polar bear-themed nook of iniquity