Month: January 2022

random 20220114

History vilifies the happiest

the powerful laugh themselves to sleep

Currently Day 10 of my COVID+ journey. 3 days ago, I lost 90% of smell & taste. Hasn’t returned yet. It’s been a dark, sobering lesson that you don’t own your senses, and your memories of sensations are only on loan

to the soul, laughing is like a toilet bowl in the middle of the night lit from within

lol every social media post is a potential statement to police, Eventually anything posted on the internet will require mediated deletion

 

random 20220111

all of our physics would break down if not for the assumption that there’s a fixed amount of mass in the entire universe

no one inside a mob is aware of the moment of mob-rule. Balloon basket passengers traveling in 100mph winds do not feel (or even hear) the wind. They are within the wind; they become the wind

We have flooded our perceptions of others with aspirational archetypes to displace demeaning stereotypes. Equal dehumanization and evisceration of empathy can still result, however, from even the most benign intention

Over-reaction has become the only way most people “get out in front” of potential problems

random 20220110

outsourcing math to an AI eliminates all moral pressure in human decisions

there’s no such thing as artificial intelligence. it’s either/or

my homeowners and car insurance company portrays its customers as game show winners in its tv ads

comfort is too often conflated with safety
complacency is a form of comfort
complacency is creativity’s fetal position

So much wiki-gurgitation mistaken for knowledge

random 20220108

things that just are need no explanation

My drafts folder knows everything

In every political discussion, ppl reveal what they will cover up as much as they illuminate their views

anything that happens anywhere to anyone now also happens everywhere to everyone

Fear of never being able to surf is a surfer’s only fear

You can’t be an omnipotent idiot (it’s either/or)

pottery was an early social media platform

Quality Covid 20220108

“Certificate of Quality”
“Inspected by 01”

I’m an official breakthrough case. No Abott Binax tests anywhere in the neighborhood, but managed to score a few of these at random pharmacies in the blocks around my house. This FlowFlex test has a fortune cookie vibe, but the way I’ve felt in the last few days is no joke. We’ll lay low, and test again in a week to see exactly how “quality” my Covid is.