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“All I know is myself” ending line in This side of paradise.
A seemingly solipsistic statement, made from the egotist. But, in it a little bit of opalescent liberty, a muddy street, glistening lamps of taxi cabs or mid-sized suv’s driven by a mother, who pushes her husband to “have more” then those builders down the street, or the banker, buy more at whole foods, all the while gasoline swirls underfoot, and the real progress is made by those folks free from the reigns of ridiculous money, superimposed on waterfalls, bleating rocks pounded by rhythmic drones, and utterly alone in chaos of a thousand ming dynasty urns. But when that mortgage bares its dirty black incisors and the weight of those iPhones cracks the yolk. And beauty, oh beauty, it is weak, it is sub-verse perversion, all that is weak is never good-he says, and certainly beauty is often weak.
spoke the otter, slowly he
More or less
Torn from the seed, Love
speaks far from me
Snow nears the horizon
I might be a little late bringing this back around, but the idea of having congressmen and women wearing their sponsors. (via dangerous minds). Is snarky but thought provoking.
The idea is; like nascar racers congressmen would be forced or merely associated closely with the highest campaign donators, with the highest occupying the most amount of space on the ‘uniform’. easily done via projection on an augmented c-span cite. or for a more kitchy approach
“a browser plugin that looked for politicians’ names in the pages you looked at, and automatically surrounded them with a semi-opaque halo of corporate logos that you could click on to see more. (boingboing)”
highlighting the seemingly cute harmless aspect of this idea.
The implications of this practice (and this is all conjecture) are as varied in their possibilities, as the different flavors of congressmen’s idiocy.
1. The Flips on It’s head problem.
Not only do they wear there sponsors. It becomes a sadistic race. Now because its out in the open the donation amounts become flagrant, and this free publicity becomes a benchmark for marketing. gross.
2. Political Implications
Instead working in favor of a constituency of people, the singular entity or corporation becomes the constituent, and boom we are a O(ne)ligarchy.
(Image: Bobby Labonte, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from mulsanne’s photostream)