I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless emptiness.
— Jack Kerouac, On The Road
"My pet theory is that democracy is more tolerable because it alternates between incompetent people fast enough to keep people's hopes alive."
“ As a hard core rapper and pimp gotta say this is good man..introduced my homies they laugh but I don't care Fenex Rulez “
Listening to the Rega Jupiter CD player made me think of several mythological tales involving the Roman god Jupiter. First, a cover of clouds (Jupiter and Io) seemed to be in front of the player, preventing me from using the remote control. Then, as I came to embrace its sonic qualities, I was shot with an arrow (Jupiter and Callisto) that kept me from fully enjoying it. The Jupiter gave me pleasure on some recordings and left me high and dry on others, perhaps because I formed expectations after listening to what the Jupiter did well—jazz vocals—before I listened to what it didn’t do well—rock.
For pudding, he said, ‘You choose the wine’. I was 10 or something, and I went to the end of the list and said ‘Yquem’. My old man was very generous and said, ‘Ah, perfect, son’.”
Nature doesn’t take checks. Who pays the piper—does capitalism survive climate change, or does a changed climate put an end to capitalism?