Thursday, May 31, 2007

Random Flickr Blogging #2506

Hey, I know what: let's bookend May with some Random Flickr Blogging. And maybe I'll manage to do some posts sometime between the first and last of June.

"Who Wants to be Able to Gauge Distances in this Crappy World, Anyway?" is my favorite in the You'll All Be Sorry When I'm Dead series.
Grandma was very secretive about her recipe for a Metamucimosa.
Dale Chihuly scat. Two, three days old.
There's naught lonelier than a mantis who suffers from premature decapitation.
The Cat Who Fell to Earth. "Gosh, Whiskers, you sure are thirsty a lot."
"Behold! I am become Ron, destroyer of anthills." *zzzzzip*
Song Hi continued to deny her brief affair with the semicoherent, spinach-swilling American sailor, but the baby's freakishly expanding forearms told the townspeople all they needed to know.

Random Flickr Blogging explained here; photos from here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

I had a chance to read Gore's new book over the Memorial Day weekend; with any luck, I'll be back tomorrow with some Assault on Reason blogging. Happy start of hurricane season!


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Random Flickr Blogging #3847; or, Happy May Day Flickr Blogging

I know it's Mission Accomplished Day, but, fun though it might be wallow some more in Commander Codpiece's ever-mounting disgrace, it's also May Day—so here's some vaguely related Random Flickr Blogging for the occasion. When you're done here, why not pay a visit to The L-Curve?

As Marx said, human history is the history of class struggle. Here, in a mural depicting ancient Mayan labor "negotiations," the Mayan equivalent of a Pinkerton agent gives a recalcitrant worker the old "big snake and axe treatment."
Think we've come a long way since then? Just see how long it would take the goon squad to show up if workers today demanded paid time off on human sacrifice days, my friend.
Strange but true: When "scholars" at the Competitive Enterprise Institute go to England and visit this dark, dismal, soul-crushing re-creation of a Dickensian workhouse, they often get erections.
And American Enterprise Institute "scholars" become giddy with lust at the mere thought of a Pinkerbot 3000 getting it on with a money counter.
Thanks to the defeat of labor by capital, the day will come when vehicles like this are made entirely of advertising—literally composed of nothing but logos and ink. This is not exactly what the late theorist Jean Baudrillard meant by "hyperreality," but who cares?
Nor would the theorists of the Frankfurt School have been the least bit surprised by the low-cost, high-profit, all-puppet postcapitalist recasting of Absolutely Fabulous.
But once May Day winds to a close, it's time to relax—and what better way to do that than with the The Paul Sorvinos, seen here jamming away on "Let It All Hang Out"?

Random Flickr Blogging explained here; photos from here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.


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