Archive for January, 2009

Our weltanschauung continues to gain currency

January 28, 2009

From the dang New Yorker:

Doom Boom: Ben McGrath discusses doomsaying and the predictions of economic and social collapse.

I must also say that “gyre” appears more frequently in print than it used to (in the new issue of NYRB, por ejemplo) – world needs, no- no; no: deserves Mau Vaise’s Despair & itz Critix/Bosch’n G’r, before Keith Gessen or some other¬† goon writes it.


Winter Haiku

January 22, 2009

Shiitake potstickers, sesame crusted tuna

Sweetbread sausage, squid and artichoke galette

Spanish octopus and lobster paella, suckling pig

Thank You Once Again, Harper’s

January 20, 2009

Weekly Review sent me here.

I approve of the conceptual content, but not the syntax.

Juan Maldacena at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton… showed that the physics inside a hypothetical universe with five dimensions and shaped like a Pringle is the same as the physics taking place on the four-dimensional boundary.

The Original Calvin Pissing

January 14, 2009

Full Production and Full Employment under Our Democratic System of Private Enterprise (1944)



Beaten to the Punch

January 14, 2009

No Life Coach Needed

Capitalism Gone Mad

January 4, 2009

The Mighty Sparrow

The Mighty Sparrow – Capitalism Gone Mad

Types of Humor

January 4, 2009

Infinite Jest, page 232