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Where can we grasp ‘enjoyment as a political factor’ at its purest? A famous photo of the time of Nazi anti-Semitic pogroms shows a frightened Jewish boy driven into a corner and surrounded by a group of Germans. This group is extremely interesting in so far as the facial expressions of its members render the entire scale of possible reactions: one of them ‘enjoys it’ in...
I’m not sure why we need so many more prisons…the crooks seem quite happy in the...– Jack Layton to Stephen Harper at the leadership debate. (via alohanico) (boosh)
This is utterly fascinating.
The New Inquiry: What We Talk About When We Talk... →
towerofsleep: thenewinquiry: (via blownpixel) The computer is the liar that always tells the truth. If you believe the lie—that what the computer does is beyond human comprehension, that its power exceeds its use value—then you are doomed to be its slave. By Willie Osterweil Translations transfer meanings… The New Inquiry keeps it coming. This starts off sounding like a luddite...
These are neat: food-grade steel thingies filled with a substance that melts at 60ºC. When you put them in a hot beverage, the stuff melts, which absorbs heat and cools the drink more quickly. But then when the drink starts to cool below that, the material freezes again and releases energy, which maintains that 60ºC temperature until the subtance in the Joulie has completely frozen.
Arms So Freezy: Rebecca Black's "Friday" As... →
She’s totally an anarchist.
Why are so many problems today perceived as problems of intolerance, rather than...– Slavoj Zizek, Living in the End Times (New York: Verso, 2010). (via jenniferanne via towerofsleep)
The New Inquiry: No Man Righteous: Dylan and... →
towerofsleep: standardgrey: thenewinquiry: Mark Weaver, “Tangled Up in Blue“ The rise of social media means that we all increasingly face Bob Dylan’s dilemma, in which our identity loses meaning for ourselves as it gains economic value generally, becoming an asset to be carefully tended and invested. Reactionary thinking in… Just ridiculously interesting. The New Inquiry is on such a...
Oh, the win. harpergov: [Picture: Background — a six piece pie style colour split, alternating dark blue and light blue. Foreground — a picture of Stephen Harper. Top text: “Women?” Bottom text: “You mean that left-wing fringe group”] Learn more. Click here.