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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Moving mountains

A hat has been pulled out of the rabbit.
It will be exhausting, but worth it.

The movie Elliott and I have been working on
for over three years now
is in its last throes of gestational activity.

The first screening will be tomorrow.
I thought I would not be able to go,
but Elliott and I pulled the hat out of the rabbit
at the last minute.

I start my journey at 8am this morning.
I get back to Brooklyn at 11am tomorrow morning.
A hell of a whirlwind tour, but worth it.

Elliott and I both woke up yesterday sweating
over the fact that this would be the first
major shared event in our lives
one of us would be absent for.

Well, the fates were determined to dictate otherwise.
Here we go.

Aristotle said:
“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
That is almost too profound to fathom.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Up and Down

For every idyllic pony ride through Elysian fields
there must be a correlative sublime monster laying in wait.
It’s just natural.

The way up and the way down are one and the same.”—Heraclitus

Friday, October 16, 2009

Uncle Envelope

I am working on a contribution to Uncle Envelope scheduled for early next year, but you should subscribe now! USA Today’s pop culture blog Popcandy just wrote up Uncle Envelope, so check it out, click here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Beaver Vortex, or General Mechanics 101

Imagine the world from the perspective of a machine.
From a machine’s perspective
organism is alien,
nature is abhorrent,
existence is incomprehensible,
divinity is a fiction,
interpenetration is impossible,
infinity is a number,
value is an equation,
principle is a hypothetical,
humanity is a tool.

Hmm… come to think of it…
I suppose we see from the mechanical perspective as our default,
our a priori as it were.
Perhaps we should try seeing the world from the perspective of a human?

It’s a topsy turvy world.

Monday, October 12, 2009

City of Thursday City

It’s here!

After quite a long time and a lot of work the City of Thursday City website has finally arrived.

Here is the url:

That will take you here:

This is the portal for all the Thursday City sites. Click on website to enter the main stage. There is a lot of content so make sure to scroll around a bit.

Here are some other screen grabs:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Panta rei

What begins as a trifle becomes an imperative. Impossible to ignore.
What begins as a pain becomes a pleasure. Impossible to resist.
What begins as a wonder becomes a bore. Impossible to recover.
What begins as a birth becomes a death. Impossible to remember.

But what has no beginning is becoming, becoming is its own end.

To be or not to be is not the question.
To be anything at all is already wonderful enough, if it weren’t so familiar.
To be consumed with not to be is nihilism.
But not to be is much more comprehensible than to be.

To be only seems obvious because we are oblivious.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Giovanni, cousin to Rocco

Rocco is friendly and generous. Rocco’s cousin, Giovanni, burns holes into continents. But don’t allow that to dissuade you from appreciating him! Divinities can’t be held to the same rules as merely mortal creatures like man. We assume too much when we daily take our human domain for the entire universe of laws and values. Just because Giovanni may destroy entire land masses and civilizations do not compare him to the American military or the Nazis. He should be thought of in a similar way as the sun, we must simply and humbly pray for benevolence towards us.

Please don’t turn your deadly gaze upon us Giovanni.