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French election 2022
French election 2022
The French are unequalled masters of defacing election posters by selectively tearing away parts of the paper, a technique known as decollage.
·up.raindrop.io·
French election 2022
Arianne Shahvisi · What It Costs to Live · LRB 21 April 2022
Arianne Shahvisi · What It Costs to Live · LRB 21 April 2022
Rishi Sunak stumbled when a BBC presenter asked him what he spends on a loaf of bread: ‘We all have different breads...
A non-isolated system is permitted to decrease its local entropy as long as there are larger offsets elsewhere.
noted.
if you lie completely still, the cost of living is around 1500 kilocalories per day – the amount of energy it would take to heat eighty litres of water from tap temperature to that of a scalding bath. Most is spent on homeostasis, the processes by which our bodies stay more or less exactly as they are. Homeostasis is sometimes used as a way of defining life itself: living beings can maintain steady internal states despite changeable external conditions.
1500 calories a day for lying perfectly still?! that's an outrage.
·lrb.co.uk·
Arianne Shahvisi · What It Costs to Live · LRB 21 April 2022
Oliver Bateman’s 12 Rules for Life: The Second Half
Oliver Bateman’s 12 Rules for Life: The Second Half
The rest of what you need to know to ensure you’re always here for it, ready to do the work. || Oliver Bateman
Rule #8—Watch events unfold in your life as if you’re your own ghost: Here’s a good one, especially if you’re tired of those boring premium TV shows starring half-pretty minor league actors still awaiting their call to appear in a superhero movie franchise. If you’re looking for a gritty, true-to-life show that ambles along in a directionless manner, look no further than your own miserable existence. If you watch the day’s banalities unfold like a Flannery O’Connor or Donald Barthelme story, even the most inane story becomes infused with the sublime.
·splicetoday.com·
Oliver Bateman’s 12 Rules for Life: The Second Half
letter
letter
i wrote this letter today, well it was an email, to someone who is depressed or sad.
·dropbox.com·
letter
Tyre Extinguishers
Tyre Extinguishers
Making it impossible to own a huge polluting 4x4 in the world's urban areas.
·tyreextinguishers.com·
Tyre Extinguishers
Code rood: De doodstraf
Code rood: De doodstraf
De 30-jarige Clinton Young wacht al twaalf jaar in een dodencel op zijn executie, na een veroordeling voor twee moorden. Vanuit een metalen kooi in de gevangenis in Texas vertelt hij filmmaker Jessica Villerius hoe het voelt om te weten dat hij binnenkort een dodelijke injectie krijgt.
·2doc.nl·
Code rood: De doodstraf
De vijf beste (historische) Boekenweekgeschenken volgens Onno Blom
De vijf beste (historische) Boekenweekgeschenken volgens Onno Blom
Onno Blom selecteerde voor u de vijf beste Boekenweekgeschenken die zijn verschenen sinds 1932.
De enige eis: dat de tekst redelijkerwijs in 96 pagina’s kan worden afgedrukt (6 katernen van 16 pagina’s). De maat blijkt geen sinecure. Een novelle zit tussen roman en kort verhaal in, tussen tafellaken en servet.
·volkskrant.nl·
De vijf beste (historische) Boekenweekgeschenken volgens Onno Blom
The Grief Pill is Coming! - Mad In America
The Grief Pill is Coming! - Mad In America
If you yearn or pine too long for your dead child, partner, spouse, or friend, you may be addicted to grief, according to the new DSM-5-TR.
·madinamerica.com·
The Grief Pill is Coming! - Mad In America
De doodsreutel is gereanimeerd
De doodsreutel is gereanimeerd
Kunstproject: Kunstenaar Vibeke Mascini voerde actie om het woord ‘doodsreutel’ terug in de Dikke Van Dale te krijgen. En slaagde, zag Thomas van Huut.
·nrc.nl·
De doodsreutel is gereanimeerd
Tom Tom Club: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Tom Tom Club: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
i never had much time for the tom tom club forty years ago (i was firmly in the david byrne camp) but seeing them do these lovely acoustic versions of dr.wordsworth and genius of love made me very happy.
·youtube.com·
Tom Tom Club: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Thomas Piketty Thinks America Is Primed for Wealth Redistribution - The New York Times.pdf
Thomas Piketty Thinks America Is Primed for Wealth Redistribution - The New York Times.pdf
All wealth is collective by nature in the sense that it relies on the work of hundreds, thousands, millions of engineers, technicians, the accumulation of knowledge. Then, private property is a social construction that we invent in order to organize economic and social relations. It’s a very useful social invention as long as you keep under control how much you can accumulate, how much power you can concentrate, etc. But none of these assets are their assets. They are a product of a collective process. No one invented anything by himself or herself.
·up.raindrop.io·
Thomas Piketty Thinks America Is Primed for Wealth Redistribution - The New York Times.pdf
Descending the Mountain A tender film exploring psilocybin and the nature of consciousness
Descending the Mountain A tender film exploring psilocybin and the nature of consciousness
The film ‘Descending the Mountain’ takes you on a journey of mystical revelations through magic mushrooms and meditations. In this film psychiatrist Franz Vollenweider and Zen master Vanja Palmers create a ground-breaking scientific experiment.
·descendingthemountain.org·
Descending the Mountain A tender film exploring psilocybin and the nature of consciousness
​“Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.”
​“Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.”
To what writer, besides Ayn Rand, do the business-minded techies and tech-minded businessmen of 21st-century Silicon Valley look for their inspiration? The name of Samuel Beckett may not, at first, strike you as an obvious answer — unless, of course, you know the origin of the phrase “Fail better.” It appears five times in Beckett’s 1983 story “Worstward Ho,” the first of which goes like this: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” The sentiment seems to resonate naturally with the mentality demanded in the world of tech startups, where nearly every venture ends in failure but failure which may well contain the seeds of future success.
First the body. No. First the place. No. First both. Now either. Now the other. Sick of the either try the other. Sick of it back sick of the either. So on. Somehow on. Till sick of both. Throw up and go. Where neither. Till sick of there. Throw up and back. The body again. Where none. The place again. Where none. Try again. Fail again. Better again. Or better worse. Fail worse again. Still worse again. Till sick for good. Throw up for good. Go for good. Where neither for good. Good and all.
·goethe.de·
​“Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.”
Capitalism’s all very well, but not when I’m the product | Comment | …
Capitalism’s all very well, but not when I’m the product | Comment | …
archived 27 Mar 2022 05:37:15 UTC
There is something bizarrely hypercapitalistic about this urge to hone ourselves into our highest form. Don’t get me wrong: I do not object to capitalism when it offers me a wide range of soups in the local Tesco. But I am rather less enthused about capitalism when I am the product. Or perhaps this is not a capitalist but rather a quasi-religious instinct. Recently 89 per cent of users of the dating app Hinge declared that they would be more likely to go on a second date with someone who mentioned on the first date that they go to therapy. The message is a primitive and primal one: you are a fallen sinner, and by your efforts you will know redemption.
·archive.ph·
Capitalism’s all very well, but not when I’m the product | Comment | …
‘Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II)’, Peter Hujar, 1978 | Tate
‘Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II)’, Peter Hujar, 1978 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II)’, Peter Hujar, 1978
Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II) c.1969–85 is a black and white square-format photograph by the American photographer Peter Hujar
·tate.org.uk·
‘Shaggy Cow, Hyrkin Farm (II)’, Peter Hujar, 1978 | Tate