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dear k who asked me to tell her some things [Sep. 17th, 2009|01:51 pm]
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Things are not easy to tell. Stories are easier to tell and they can be things but are not always. These are some things that can be told. There are no sheets on my bed or cases on my pillows. The Sumerian deities communicated their wishes to the human race, letting priests know what they wanted through such omens as the shape of a liver found in a sacrificial sheep. I dreamt about my dad handing out weed to, like, everybody. Aestivating means spending the summer in a place. If a diamond is kept in a house, a demon cannot enter. Something I like is to feel smart(er than everybody else), but I don't like that I like it. I have a new scarf. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind; we no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. John Dee believed that man was capable of divine power, and that this divine power could be exercised through mathematics. We all are really staring at glowing rectangles all day.
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[User Picture]From: tdaschel
2009-09-18 05:13 am (UTC)

"a strikingly high proportion .."

McLuhan on the line:

IT IS CHARACTERISTIC OF ALL SOCIAL PROCESSES THAT THEY BECOME MANIFEST AND CONSPICUOUS AT THE MOMENT OF THEIR DEMISE

.. he also suggests somewhere that .. our utopias are (mostly) Nostalgias progected forward.
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