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Say that you’ll never, never, never, never need it.
One headline, why believe it?
Everybody wants to rule the world.

— Tears for Fears, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, 1985

Perhaps more self-consciously self-revelatory self-documenting than anything else I’ve posted is this:

My mum told me as a kid, so often, so softly, but with something a little different in her eyes, she would say, “Sweetie, you’ve got to fight fire with fire.”

I listened.

“I know what’s going on. We got a bunch of fucking vampires out there, trying to get in here and suck our fucking blood. And that’s it. Plain and simple. I don’t want to hear anything about “I don’t believe in vampires,” because I don’t fucking believe in vampires, but I believe in my own two eyes, and what I saw, is fucking vampires. Now, do we all agree that what we are dealing with is vampires?”

— Seth Gecko, via George Clooney, in From Dusk Till Dawn, 1996

More Feudal Quotes

Yes, we are happy for them to mistake power for strength, why do you ask?

What was that lyric from Jello Biafra again? Oh, yeah!

You ain’t the cops. It ain’t anarchy.
Nazi punks, nazi punks, nazi punks, F*CK OFF!

Imagine guitar noises too, if it helps.

Reject expectation and affectation,
they exasperate in explanation,
embrace instead reflection on aspiration,
both in body and imagination,
therein—clarity and rejuvenation.

From Distinctly Leaden and Overwrought – Misuse of the EmDash over the Centuries, A. Thistlemitten, 2023

Dude, you are full on fight-clubbin’, just…chill a momo.

Did a grown man, once active in our legal system, just say “If the facts are correct…”? Yes. Yes he did. Facts are correct by definition BB. That’s what ‘fact‘ means. Maybe time to bow out, eh?

I don’t know if it’s worth five dollars… [reads, looks up] …but it’s a pretty good fucking shake blog!

If you are thinking about doing something a little gangsta this afternoon—or even if not—have a listen to this before you go, just to sort of loosen up :-)

Prof - Big Hungry Monster

Prof - Horse

Life Is Good In the Greenhouse

A great little ditty from a great little combo from way back when…

Everybody says something, truth lies or both
But dear all your hot air don’t encourage growth
Do you wonder why I look so fresh?
Do you wonder why I look so tall?
Do you wonder why you’ll never ever move me?
Life is good in the greenhouse
Rather be a plant than be your Mickey Mouse
— XTC from Go2, 1978

XTC - Go2, 1978

Trusted Securities Advisor ChatGPT

Trusted securities advisor ChatGPT says this is what we’ll hear from the Federal Reserve in their next statement (Note that ChatGPT has no information past September 2021): At the Federal Reserve, we are deeply concerned about the current banking liquidity crisis. We understand the challenges faced by financial institutions in managing their liquidity risk in the current environment of heightened uncertainty and volatility. To address this crisis, we are taking several measures to support the liquidity needs of banks and ensure the stability of the financial system.

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Quote from Finite and Infinite Games which struck as wisdom and stuck with me since:

To be prepared against surprise is to be trained.
To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.
— James Carse

I’m confident in my opinions because I didn’t pick them up at the lifestyle store—instead I crafted them over time for internal coherence and reasonable correspondence with our current state of knowledge.

Too damn bad if at the end of the day the only thoughts
In your brain are all the things that they say, what a waste…
Too damn bad if at the end of the line
you got no idea of what’s on your own mind…
You’ve got no one to blame but yourself.

— Henry Rollins, Disconnect from Weight (1994)

Isn't Dogmatic, Pedantic & Servile an intellectual property law firm?

A quote from Agnes Callard in an essay Art Is for Seeing Evil There is a certain noble lie that we tell students about art. I was told it, and I hear it retold often by those defending great books and humanistic education. The lie is that art is a vehicle for personal moral edification or social progress, that art aims at empathy and happiness and world peace and justice and democracy and the brotherhood of man.

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Good god—sorry for all of the obviously he hasn’t read this at all type of typos. [ EDIT: this of course refers to some typographical errors I made in the last post, which I have of course now gone back into and corrected, because who wants to leave that stuff laying around, right? ]

Not that anyone gives a hoot, but we notice even if we don’t say anything, right? Right.

To comfort you in this desperate time let me share this typo. It happens to all of us, one way or another.

Names Don’t Do It, Justice

I’m American, honey. Our names don’t mean shit. — Butch Coolidge ❦ A fictional character brought to us via Quentin Tarantino, an actual person, brought to us by incomprehensible genetic material interacting with equally unquantifiable life experience. With that said, the Supreme Court should just stop trying to be stars and instead just a’get on to a’justice’in, as hard and thankless as that job might be.

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Feudal Quotes

They’re reading? So what? What the fuck do we care that they’re reading? Look at us. Look at this sword—look at this fucking castle! What are they gonna do, throw books at us?

Goddamn time traveling robots, covering up their goddamn tracks. I knew it!

Detective O’Brien

it’s a must, it’s compulsive 
it is family entertainment play americans and russians find a place to hide your poison 
beat the others round the head
 beat the others round the table
 be the first to take the money
past the point of desperation

The English Beat, Dream Home in New Zealand