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Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure

March 13, 2009

“I’ve seen horrors… horrors that you’ve seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that… but you have no right to judge me. It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face… and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies. I remember when I was with Special Forces. Seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate the children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn’t see. We went back there and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember… I… I… I cried. I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized… like I was shot… like I was shot with a diamond… a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought: My God… the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters. These were men… trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love… but they had the strength… the strength… to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral… and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling… without passion… without judgment… without judgment. Because it’s judgment that defeats us.”

The Jumbo Hostel!

February 12, 2009

The Jumbo Hostel is the realization of a very cool idea: a hostel inside a jumbo jet!   A retired 747 in the Stockholm-Arlanda airport, it sports 25 rooms, each about 6 square meters, with three bunk beds each.  It has some very cool common areas, decent-looking bathrooms, and it looks like they kept the first-class seats around to keep you on that airplane/voyage theme.

 

 Two very lucky travelers can stay in the COCKPIT!

More bathroom and layout pics

January 27, 2009

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Twofer

January 26, 2009

You get a two-for-one today, Citizens.  The nature of these two links are such that I can’t present their juicy contents directly on this post, so you gotta hit up these links.

•It appears someone has leaked Bush’s note to Obama to the Huffington Post!  (HatTip: Jebediah)

•This is an awesome super-photo taken during the inauguration.  Actually,:

It’s made up of 220 images and the final image size is 59,783 X 24,658 pixels or 1,474 megapixels.

Ergo…you can zoom way the funk in and see that Clarence Thomas is sleeping (black pride!  wait, we’re talkin about Thomas. nevermind!) or see whatever else.  You really can zoom-in like a muthafucka and explore.

“I’m not saying I did.  I’m just sayin’…” -Bush

Journey into the world of the hyper-aware. The PapoWorld.

January 20, 2009

Super Slow Motion Video of Impact/Collision.

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A very cool perspective on things.

The orb of water left over after the waterballoon bursts is AWESOME.

Deer Rear!

January 18, 2009

Get you some!!

Afternoon Linx!

January 16, 2009

Mother Jones has some excellent photo-essays that I like to chime in to occassionally.

Today I was provoked into thought by this one on The Evangelical Ivy League (ed: I have a vague, unprocessed notion that ‘they can’t do that’ when they talk of educating themselves on how to ‘bring the Lord to government/society’.  Am I the only one that wants to exclude superstition and disreason from the secular realm of government?)

This one is def one of my favorites: Phone Sex Operators  Make sure to read/listen to the captions whenever available!

THIS is the first one I ever saw, and probably still the most fascinating.  I find myself strangely drawn to this sort of nonjudgmental peak into the world of racists/white nationalists.  Not because I think they shouldn’t be judged, but I think I won’t ever understand them or know much about their world if I push them into a defensive crouch, hiding their real lifestyle.  Its kind of like looking back in time.  People on the wrong side of history (as I consider these and most gay-marriage opponents to be), provide me an eery experience akin to looking into a time capsule: Aryan Outfitters

Cool billboards from a fav blog of mine: Jay-You

Here are some awesome pictures from a Saudi Arabian feast: Goat Grab (HatTip to ‘TagSurfer’ from wordpress for aggregating cool shit for me, lol)

Vintage PhotoShoot; and, This dude likes the new Biggie movie. A lot.

On a more serious note, I wanna call attention to Paul Krugman’s op-ed in today’s NYT: Forgive and Forget?  My opinion on whether to prosecute the Bush Admin. has been somewhat unclear–I really, really want justice to be served, but I also am weighing those emotions and opinions toward the rule of law against the prospects of success and progress for Obama’s Administration.  I know that he risks losing the goodwill he is so deftly amassing (read: charm offensive on journalists) by going forward with a big investigation.  Yet, I can’t refute a single bit of the main points in Krugman’s piece.  This is one of those rare pieces of journalism/media that directly forms or changes my opinion (like Sullivan’s writing on Prop 8 or his important manifesto on why Obama matters: Goodbye to All That way back in ’06) with the sheer force of its reasoning or ethical calculus.

I no longer can reconcile “respecting the rule of law” and not investigating the Bush Admin. with the intent to prosecute criminal wrongdoing.  However, I do allow for Obama to present new argumentation or perspective as we go along.  My position has been nudged with enough force to now sit in the Krugman column, but it is still open to future nudging.

 

OMG…LAST THING

I love this city, I love the ‘Dish, and I love the L Train: No Pants Subway Ride

Freudian Fridays!

January 16, 2009

Yonic symbols aren’t so easy to spot and are probably less known than phallic symbols (I, Johnnie PsychMajor, was not familiar with “Yonic” prior to this morning) (HatTip: Creedo)

Yet…still tons of fun! lol   Crawl into the warmth of the myriad vaginal and womb symbolism:

Top 12 Yonic Monuments