"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jun 2, 2011

Tornadoes in New England

C'mon now.

I finally just got used to the replacement of Spring with Flood Season.

Now with the multiple deadly tornadoes spawned by fairly classic super cells?

Including one which ran from west of Springfield to almost Rhode Island?

A tornado watch as far north as Sunday River (Bethel and Newry, Maine)?

Fuck me...


David K Wayne said...

We try hard to find meaning in pop junk because we're basically an infantilised culture. It's like small kids getting attached to a teddy or a funny hat. They invest a lot of meaning in everyday stuff - for them it's healthy, an act of imagination.

However, we don't grow out of using our imagination in that fetishised manner. We're encouraged to keep doing it as consumers. Even in old age now.

No-one's immune. The most hardline leftists and anarchists can be very invested in their DVDs and music tastes. I was basically trained in it. 'Highbrow' analysis imploded since the 80s really (a 'levelling' to compensate for the aggressive inequality agenda, I reckon), so now we apply 'lit-crit' to anything - including teddies and funny hats. Even presidential campaigns are exercises in fetish and baby talk.

Jack Crow said...


I think this was mean for the post above.

Still, it really does help to answer my question. Thank you for that.