If You Tolerate

•30/01/2013 • Leave a Comment

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The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
So if I can shoot rabbits
then I can shoot fascists.

Bullets for your brain today
But we’ll forget it all again
Monuments put from pen to paper
Turns me into a gutless wonder

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young
and being so vain.

Holes in your head today
But I’m a pacifist
I’ve walked La Ramblas
but not with real intent.

And on the street tonight
An old man plays
with newspaper cuttings of his glory days.

and

If you tolerate this
then
your children will be next…

A Short Lesson in Perspective

•08/11/2012 • Leave a Comment

Sad to hear that Linds Redding has died of cancer at the age of 52. His whole blog is worth reading but this piece in particular. If you’ve ever work/ed as any kind of professional ‘creative’ in the digital age, this is for you.
Rest in peace Linds.

Mr Rogers: Auto-tuned

•09/06/2012 • Leave a Comment

A new spin on my childhood. This is magic.

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Love Never Dies

•18/05/2012 • Leave a Comment
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish it’s source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
— Anais Nin—

Donna Summer (1948 – 2012)

•17/05/2012 • Leave a Comment

God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.”

Diva template.

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion between 1945 – 1998

•16/05/2012 • Leave a Comment

Mesmerizing and totally terrifying.

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Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing “the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

Maurice Sendak (1928 – 2012)

•09/05/2012 • Leave a Comment

I believe there is no part of our lives, our adult as well as child life, when we’re not fantasizing, but we prefer to relegate fantasy to children, as though it were some tomfoolery only fit for the immature minds of the young. Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.” – Maurice Sendak

Game changer.