Posts in the religion category
- David Damkoehler: “In 1992 Norbert H. Kox inherited a framed print, a portrait of Christ that had hung in a prominent position in his parents’ home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This portrait was to inspire a series of skillfully executed works that exploit visual and textual puns to illustrate Kox’s deeply sceptical attitude towards organised religion.”
- Gino Robair: “In 1940, composer John Cage discovered that he could expand the timbre of a piano by placing objects between the strings. The result became known as the “prepared piano,” and it revolutionized the way musicians view the instrument. Since then, every instrument has been scrutinized in a similar manner, as players explore new ways to prepare guitars, saxophones, violins, trumpets, and, not surprisingly, drums and percussion — all in an attempt to expand the colors they can use when recording and gigging.“
- Jim Goad: “People need to learn the difference between a safety net and an opium den. Weaned on the sour milk of the public teat, the USA teems with people who want the world—and want it now—but couldn’t give you one good reason why they deserve it.”
- Michael Kazin: “A one-term Obama administration might be considered a failure—but it would be a failure that liberals would be partly responsible for.”
- Roger Kimball: “I wonder if anyone outside the febrile circle of committed New York Times ‘progressives’ still takes Paul Krugman seriously? An eminent writer on economics for a rival paper tells me that he and his colleagues long ago decided to ignore Krugman. They just stopped responding to his hectoring exercises in economic fantasy, or even mentioning his name, because to respond, no matter how critically, accorded Krugman a legitimacy, a seriousness, he didn’t deserve.”
- The New Republic: “According to NBC First Read, Green Bay is the most saturated political market in the country. And there’s a simple reason for that: there are more swing voters in the Green Bay media market than anywhere else.”
- Via Daniel Kalder — marvel at the grandeur of Terry Bozzio’s drums
- David Icke says something about lizards
- “[Ed] Angel, Salton City’s honorary mayor, says in the ’70s the place was packed with tourists who came for the restaurants, water-skiing and good fishing. Now, dead fish gently bob along the shore. Under the desert sun, the smell is overpowering. Tilapia, the only remaining fish in the lake, struggle to survive in water saltier than the ocean.“
I just came from the gym.. I HATE guys that walk around and shave buck naked in the locker room. What’s up with that!?!
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) June 9, 2012
— icedborscht (@icedborscht) June 12, 2012
Starting to realize in this election cycle what people want. And I hope they get it good and hard.
— icedborscht (@icedborscht) June 13, 2012
- Taki’s Magazine: Estonia to Krugman: Y’all Needs to Chill
- “The ‘perverted’ sexual behavior of Adelie penguins shocked a British biologist on Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova mission to the South Pole so much that he never formally published his findings.”
- Buzz Creation! a.k.a. a call for dwarves!
- Environmentalism as religion
- Reality Dies Screaming: Kevin Trudeau + Alex Jones
“The Siege of Sarajevo, which led to the ‘coining’ of urbicide, stands as the most symbolic historical event representative of urbicide. Recent events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Zimbabwe, post-Katrina New Orleans, and Iraq also stand as significant urbicidal examples, and can be taken as a broad spectrum of ‘violence against the city,’ indicating the fluidity or multi-faceted discourse of urbicide.”