Bernard (The Good) Sumner is 55 today. There is still always a New Order song in my head, but that song has been in my head for three months. Whenever I sit down to write some angry duh about infuriating duh, that New Order song blessedly plays in my head instead.
Kevin Drum writes: But assume that a deal is possible. If it is, I think it's wrong to insist that it will come solely at the expense of the elderly, or that it won't do any good because Social Security will never be off the table anyway. On the first point, it's quite possible to structure a deal that requires nothing more than a very modest slowdown in the the future increase of benefit levels that (a) affects only those with fairly high incomes and (b) phases in over a period of decades. That's hardly Armageddon. On the second point, sure, Republicans will probably go after Social Security forever. But that's not what matters. What matters is that if the program is officially in balance then Republicans no longer have the traction to succeed.
What a m therf cking p ofe sio al pro res ive t ol, h k ws t a
Dunbar's number. I don't think all is hopeless, I just think this is as good as humans can do. One of the reasons I insistently bleggalgaze is Blegsylvania provides a digital terrarium to observe our s itty spe ies op r t ng (a d, ju t t b c ear, if w 're m t ally k nd 'm n t al k ng a out ou . .
K, t is t o:
- The Left has nowhere to go.
- UPDATE! The Left at war with itself. Here's the problem with the Left: is has no leverage: how do you employ leverage against Ponzi-driven economies?
- How the other half lives.
- Chewing gum for terrorists?
- UPDATE! Mobamafucker. Because you know he will.
- Assclowns or fucksticks? Nyrtz! It's both.
- My future hell.
- Sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up.
- Sideling Hill! When driving west on 68 from Sideling Hill, at the bottom of the descent, there is a farm along the creek on the right that I want to buy and put in 36 holes of disc.
- Looks e ac ly t e s e od y. .
- Most anticipated books of 2011? A few look interesting, but none has me omfging, I can't wait.
- Most anticipated books of 2011? Am I a bad person for having zero interest in DFW's unfinished novel?
- Most anticipated books of 2011 (English edition)? New Edward St Aubyn!
- Books Biblioklept hopes to read this year.
- Top ten books about books.
- Speaking of reading, Aue's been transferred to Stalingrad by his SS superior for not finding ample scientific/linguistic/racial reasons to liquidate the Caucasian Bergjuden (who are allied with other Caucasian tribes who see the Germans as better than the Russians). The novel is preposterous, gratuitous, and this time through fabulous, in all meanings of that word.
- I call bullshit that she read 462, I call bigger bullshit if she did.
- 2010 albums part three. Circle? Something new to check out. Where to start?
- UPDATE! Richard kindly emails: Regarding Circle, I have four of their albums. Raunio was the first one I got, and it's kind of proggish metal (no deathly vocals!), and for a while I was under the impression that they were a metal band. But all their albums are different, as Ethan suggests. Andexelt is very krautrocky. Forest and Miljard more folky. I think Raunio and Miljard are my favorites, though I have to admit that I'm getting the latter mixed up with Forest in my memory. Not sure if that helps, but that's what I know. Thanks! I'll investigate. Richard emails because for some reason the comments won't work from his PC - anyone else having this problem send me an email. Don't know that I can do anything about it, but I can try to figure something out. (And while I'm here, if you're Kinding me and me not you, send an email, and as long as you're not a Coach Outlet, I'll reciprocate.)
- UPDATE! Is our national nightmare over?
- KxXP's listener voted Top 90 albums of 2010. Arcade Fucking Fire is of course number one, but numbers two and three I love, so w ere do s h t le v a d p ik m . .
Is knowing the same as owning?
Do I already have it
a spiral thumb-print
to each event
I thought I was
a five-part someone
who had to decipher the air
in things before navigating them
and each error was necessary