bass clef symbol on music staff


“Once I know that I can remember
whenever I like, I forget.”

—Umberto Eco

bass clef symbol on music staff


“Once I know that I can remember whenever I like, I forget.”

—Umberto Eco

It’s 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.

Blues Brothers

Polar bears take over an abandoned Arctic weather station.

The Long Winters, “Stupid”

Stupid, you could call it that.
Stupid, but you have no idea
How stupid I would feel
If fifteen years from now I see her
And she says, “Why didn’t it happen between us, stupid?”

Horse kicks tree, farts on dogs, then runs away.

Violent attempted revolutions fail twice as often as non-violent ones. Resorting to violence means you are playing on the enemy’s turf, and he will probably eat you alive. Whereas no matter how many people the army kills, it cannot eliminate a determined non-violent opposition. It takes great patience and huge courage to follow that strategy, but that is actually how non-violent movements win.

Gwynne Dyer, “Burma Resistance: Wrong Way

The Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

Langston Hughes, “Let America Be America Again

O, let America be America again—
The land that never has been yet—
And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
The land that’s mine—the poor man’s, Indian’s, Negro’s, ME—
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again.

Sure, call me any ugly name you choose—
The steel of freedom does not stain.
From those who live like leeches on the people’s lives,
We must take back our land again,

O, yes,
I say it plain,
America never was America to me,
And yet I swear this oath—
America will be!

No more poor people in a rich country.

Pedro Castillo, Peru’s Socialist President-Elect

It was as if he had come across refugees from a Nazi concentration camp, and concluded that they belonged to a culture that had always been barefoot and starving.

Charles C. Mann in 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus on what he calls “Holmberg’s Mistake”

Because all the day’s computers, including Galaksija, ran their programs on cassette, Regasek thought Modli might broadcast programs over the airwaves as audio during his show. The idea was that listeners could tape the programs off their receivers as they were broadcast, then load them into their personal machines.

Michael Eby, “The Lost History of Socialism’s DIY Computer