Come Up You Fearful Jesuit

Body and soul and blood and ouns

Home - Category: Reality As Such

Category: Reality As Such

Via Posts (the objects in the world, not like this, a post)

Posted on December 16, 2017 in Images Reality As Such

Something about the
Winter bring home the abyss
Of late capital

It Falls

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Images Reality As Such

Two kinds of
Decay joined by
The autumn

Could We

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Images Reality As Such

Could we have
Perhaps backed the
Wrong engine?

Top

Photos

Posted on November 16, 2017 in Images Life Reality As Such

It has been a while (again). The convenience of just putting things on Instagram is seductive, I guess. At any rate. . .

Top

Don’t Crash

Posted on July 12, 2017 in Reality As Such

Had another day where I slept a lot. A certain amount of catch-as-catch-can with regards to this is inevitable with a graveyard shift, but one needs to exert some control over it to get what one needs from the normal world. I don’t really know where to start with that, which makes me nervous about putting it off indefinitely. 

Tags:

Top

New Hobbies

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Introspection Reality As Such

Basically all I do for fun is bathe. I sort of think I’d get something out of leaving the apartment for leisure, but I am attempting to emerge from a period where I was beating myself up for not having a hobby that was personality-defining, so being casual about stuff like that makes me panic. 

Whither leisure, the Joaquin Maguire story. 

Top

All We Want To Be Is Lazy

Posted on July 8, 2017 in Introspection Reality As Such

So I have, speaking broadly, a crippling problem with aimlessness. Last night I was sort of hoping that putting stuff up all the time might help with that, because I’d be narrating what was going on. The problem, of course, is that I can’t start that, because I’m too aimless, and then there’s a bunch of panicking and chicken-egg dysphasia-ing. What I did do today was make some marvelous fusion snacks.

Tags:

Top

Lack of Imagination

Posted on March 5, 2017 in Computrons Culture Reality As Such

Travis Kalanick’s recent string of run-ins with reality have put me to thinking, as I occasionally do, about how weird it is that we ignore empathy when evaluating intelligence. While anyone who has been paying attention can tell you that Kalanick’s apologies are insincere, the hurt and confused demeanour isn’t. He’s genuinely at a loss, because he’s getting in trouble for the exact behavior that has caused people to throw money at him. Kalanick may be the (punchable) face of the problem at the moment, but the fact that VCs are clamoring to get in on a company that’s hemorrhaging precisely because of its cavalier attitude towards its employees, the law, and the world at large constitutes a problem on a much larger scale.

We can quibble about lionizing sociopaths having been appropriate in the past, but for people trying to make their money off the opportunities presented by the connected world, not being sympathetic to someone else’s perspective is basically wanting to have your cake and eat it too, which I think is something that everyone can agree is a sign of limited intelligence.

Top

Do The Trumpty-Trump Come On Do The Trumpty-Trump

Posted on August 9, 2015 in Reality As Such

So, you know, the whole Donald Trump thing: hilarious, no? This headline alone is almost cathartic, not do mention the volume of digs a real pro like Roy Edroso gets in. I’ve spent a lot of time over the years being grumpy about how easily the GOP base falls in line once the party apparatus starts getting heavy-handed, and suddenly all that seems to be collapsing. Like all sensible people, I’m waiting for Trump to be sabotaged in the primaries, run as an independent, and ensure the biggest GOP failure in a presidential election since the party was formed.

The big problem with this, is that Trump’s current position is already so improbable, that I don’t really feel safe assuming that’s going to happen. While a lot of the “this is the beginning of the end for Trump” has been wishful thinking on the part of GOP pundits, it really is true that he’s had a lot of opportunities to fall down, and all of them have seemed to bolster him in the end. I guess I feel like given how strange this race has turned out I’m not willing to be totally confident that the GOP isn’t going to run trump, and while I think that would be a disaster, I don’t feel it’s guaranteed.

So I guess we can take bets on whether the post-apocalyptic wasteland will look like Ridley Walker or A Canticle for Leibowitz.

Top

Educating the Youth

Posted on June 21, 2015 in Images Reality As Such

Yesterday I went to ArtZuid with a couple of friends and a cool baby. Because it was a longish walk, we had to take a coffee break in the middle.

Here we are being a bit incredulous.

Here we are looking a bit more enthused.

Building with cool clock.

Building with cool windows.

This collection of lawn gnomes and plastic vermin speaks to man’s inhumanity to man.

Piet Kramer building. Here is a shot of its internal garden.

Here I am introducing the baby to piggyback rides.

Here he is trying to pull out my eyeball.

Top