"...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

Apr 13, 2010

Just Read It

Justin @ Americana.

A taste of the excellence:

"...That is demonstrates how f'ed up and arbitrary the sports media rules of moral behavior are. It's commendable, or at least not worth commenting on, for a man to subvert his humanity in becoming a brand. However, the admittedly reprehensibly humiliating and cheating on a spouse and entering consensual sexual relationships outside of wedlock garners fury and scorn even though the number of people affected by those transgressions are infinitely smaller than the corporate exploitations Tiger has put a friendly face on for years. And if you think my riff about ‘subverting his humanity’ is hyperbole, then spend a few minutes imagining yourself making that Nike Ad..."

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