Feb 23, 2010


Oh the written word. What a clever and lasting invention. Humanity really hit it out of the park with that one. -FUPPETS- loves words. The facility with which inner thoughts are expressed and related to another brain for it to ruminate upon is something extraordinary. The collective knowledge of humanity is in words somewhere, and that is not counting the near-infinite amount of human experience that has been lost due to the destruction of scrolls, books, papyri, manuscripts, tablets, etc. Humans are a bunch of stupid, ignorant savages, and their first order of business upon encountering a new group of dissimilar humans is to destroy their history by destroying their written work. This makes humans feel like they have "won" and that their history is the one that is true and good, as opposed to whoever's history is being incinerated and eradicated. Fucking humans. If that is all humans do then what a sad waste it is to have such magnificent brains. ROGER EBERT - THE ESSENTIAL MAN: It has been nearly four years since Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw and his ability to speak. Now television's most famous movie critic is rarely seen and never heard, but his words have never stopped. - ( Chris Jones - Esquire ) UNROLLED, UNBRIDLED & UNABASHED: The life, history and struggle of the condom - ( Edward Rothstein - New York Times ) BOREDOM: La Vie D’Ennui - ( Colin Bisset - Philosophy Now ) HOW SLUMS CAN SAVE THE PLANET: Sixty million people in the developing world are leaving the countryside every year. The squatter cities that have emerged can teach us much about future urban living - ( Stewart Brand - Prospect ) THE CHEMIST'S WAR: The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition with deadly consequences. - ( Deborah Blum - Slate ) CELEBRATING CARAVAGGIO: The First of the bad-boy artists. - ( Sylvia Poggioli - National Public Radio ) LOUISVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING TO KILL PRESIDENT IN A POEM - ( Andrew Wolfson - Louisville Courier-Journal )

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