The Vision of Covfefe by Baron Larvae (for E.R.V.)

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Alas poor Babylon!



‘The “deep state” empties politics of all vestiges of democratic rule while attempting, on the one hand, to make its machinery of power invisible and, on the other, to legitimate neoliberal ideology as a matter of common sense. The decisions that shape all aspects of the commanding institutions of society are made largely in private, behind closed doors by the anonymous financial elite, corporate CEOs, rich bankers, the unassailable leaders of the military-industrial complex, and other kingpins of the neoliberal state. At the same time, the cultural apparatuses of casino capitalism wage an aggressive pedagogical assault on reason, thoughtfulness, critical dialogue and all vestiges of the public good.’


Beyond Orwellian Nightmares by Henry A. Giroux

Breathlessly B.L.


Cutekiller: Elliot Rodger


To the point

‘A new form of mental illness has swept the planet: banalisation. Everyone is hypnotized by work and by comfort: by the garbage disposal unit, by the lift, by the bathroom, by the washing machine. Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.’

Christopher Gray
‘Leaving the 20th Century’

The Clown is Dead


The Clown…

The Clown, not just a figurehead or personage of note, but a real live force to be reckoned with and that’s how Sally treats him, like an old lover or dimly-remembered presidential candidate who lost by a landslide.

What’s for dinner? What have your brought Sally to eat?

But it’s only when that enormous ball of feline fat and fur that is her pride and joy suddenly appears from underneath the accumulated dust and debris that Sally really perks up.

Oh, have you come to see grandma? Grandma’s been looking for her little baby girl. Come to grandma, honey, come and sit on grandma’s lap.

Of course that.


God bless our tropes.


From “Dangerous Minds” – The Codex Seraphinianus

“DANGEROUS MINDS” codex_seraphinianus_the_strangest_book_in_the_world

Every Noise at Once

An astonishing (and diverting) mix of synchronicity and connectivity, proving once and for all that, yes indeed, “all art aspires to the conditions of music.” (Pater)


Every Noise at Once
(thanks to Nicholas Storck)

Spooky Action at a Distance

Down this rabbit hole are many of the jazzy magical mysteries of modern physics: Black holes. The shortcuts through space and time called wormholes. Quantum entanglement, also known as spooky action at a distance, in which particles separated by light-years can still instantaneously appear to remain connected. The reward for going down this hole could be a new understanding of why we think we live in a universe with space and time at all, with suitably unpredictable consequences. After all, if Einstein hadn’t been troubled a century ago by logical inconsistencies in the Newtonian universe, we might not have GPS systems, which rely on his theory of general relativity to keep time, in our pockets today. (Dennis Overbye, NYT, 08/12/2013)