it was only the one time and I was lonely. Really lonely
Friday, 5 July 2019

Ventilated Prose

quote [ His boss could not read Fuller?s reports, but found them perfectly intelligible when read aloud by the author. Fuller thought he remedied the problem by breaking up the text in the same way he read it aloud. Though this made the written text readable, it was not acceptable: it looked like ? eh, well, poetry, and the Phelps Dodge Corporation was not into poetry. ]

A little break /
never hurt anyone.

Thumb via Wikimedia
[SFW] [literature] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@7:46pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 28 June 2019

The Quietus | Features | Anniversary | The Schrödinger?s Cat Trilogy By Robert Anton Wilson At 40

quote [ Revisiting the work of the American futurist and self-described agnostic mystic, Robert Anton Wilson, forty years since the publication of his Schrödinger?s Cat Trilogy, Sean Kitching finds the author?s questing vision more vital and necessary today than it has ever been. ]

Who is the master who makes the grass green?

[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by JWWargo@12:44amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Mocha Dick: The Whale That Inspired Moby Dick

quote [ About thirty kilometers off the coast of Chile is a small teardrop-shaped island called Mocha, inhabited by the indigenous Mapuche people. The island was well known among sailors, especially pirates and privateers, who used the island as their supply base, exchanging steel and manufactured goods for livestock, corn and potatoes. ]

Bad trip thanks to Moby Dick!
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 17 June 2019

How secret languages thrive behind bars

quote [ Both he and Kearse described prison language as an extension of hip-hop, sharing some of the same words and being similarly stylized and creative. ?It?s that same spirit, same desire to play with words,? said Reilly. ?There?s so much creativity in there, and wit.? ]

Interesting views on language and rhyme.

[SFW] [literature] [+2 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@8:37pmGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Tenth Letter of the Alphabet: Anatomy of a Logo and Under Cover: Time Machine

quote [ This book is a time machine. Travel back ? ]

? 35 years and witness the origins of the nerdiest of print designs.
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Classy Pr0n]
[by Paracetamol@6:55pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Chapo Trap House 322 - Second Dark Age feat. Alan Moore (6/10/19)

quote [ We're joined by legendary author Alan Moore to discuss evil architecture, magic & political power, fate & free will, and the enduring appeal of Lovecraft. ]

Hot damn, this is a good fucking interview. I could listen to Moore all day.

It's been a couple years since I watched The Mindscape of Alan Moore. Might try and fit that in this week.

[SFW] [literature] [+4 Good]
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Thursday, 30 May 2019

Walt Whitman in Russia: Three Love Affairs

quote [ Walt Whitman’s influence on the creative output of 20th-century Russia — particularly in the years surrounding the 1917 Revolution — was enormous. For the 200th anniversary of Whitman's birth, Nina Murray looks at the translators through which Russians experienced his work, not only in a literary sense — through the efforts of Konstantin Balmont and Kornei Chukovsky — but also artistic, in the avant-garde printmaking of Vera Ermolaeva. ]

I'm going to get through Walt Whitman
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Informative]
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Thursday, 16 May 2019

The secret of the Voynich manuscript discovered! Or ... maybe not.

quote [ Sorry, folks, 'proto-Romance language' is not a thing. ]

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Informative]
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Friday, 19 April 2019

Loos, Lewdness, and Literature: Tales from the Boghouse

quote [ In the early 1730s, a mysterious editor (known only as ?Hurlothrumbo?) committed to print a remarkable anthology: transcriptions of the graffiti from England?s public latrines. For all its misogynistic and scatological tendencies, this little-known book of ?latrinalia? offers a unique and fascinating window into Georgian life. Maximilian Novak explores. ]

Message read on the bathroom wall
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [1 comment]

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