Month: March 2022

Lunaball 20220331

As a puppy, Luna created her own game called lunaball. 3+ years on, she continues to refine and perfect her championship form.

The rules of lunaball are opaque, but the core challenge is to kick around a big ball while keeping a small ball in your mouth.

Chaos Reaction Thoughts

A few of the things you have fine-tuned control over in life:
How clean your home is
How made your bed is
How tired your dog is
Whether or not your passport is current and active

All of this adds up, really, to the one and only thing you have control over:
How you react to chaos.

The paradox of safe environments is where vulnerability becomes currency.

Violence is a subset of laziness

No place is “public” if you have to log in.
In the end nowhere will be the sole “public” space.

Most days, I see a picture or read the name of one more missing person.

Are there any colonial overtones in the “East versus West” dynamic? Isn’t the whole notion that Russia and China are in “the East” predicated on a European looking at a compass?

I stopped consuming porn ages ago because in the end it just saps your battery.

“Hey, Westy, why don’t you write about music for once? Or better yet, just shut up and play.”

We’re getting there, Kid.…

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Warring Thoughts

the trick is to get paid for just being you

to “turn a trick” is to be paid to be someone else’s “you”

adopting war terminology for sports (“bomb,” “shotgun,” “blitz,” “strikers,” “defense,” “offence,” “flanks,” “attack,” “sacking,” etc) turned war into sports

Now, those not fighting are said to be “on the sidelines.” As if there are teams. As if there are fans. What of those who want no tickets to begin with? Who would have the world just grill dinner and play tennis?

Nothing comes out of nowhere

But everything came from nothing

I don’t believe anyone I’ve ever spoken with on a helpline or a chat has used their real name

lol if ppl refuse to raise prices, there will be no inflation

history is arbitrary

the sole “historical context” is the present

the cold war weaponised fear and destabilisation
the now war weaponises loneliness and alienation

The downside, and upside, to globalisation is to turn Earth from a planet into an island

LOL the john is actually the whore. The John needs to pay to be themself, even though appearing to pay for escape

kinda how in the end ppl vote for who they’d rather lie to them

Allowing others to lie to us gives us air cover to lie to ourselves

lol in the future you’ll need birthright to bbq

just so strange how there’s still war when the world has the means to feed and house everyone

everywhere lies truth

There’s no such thing as “living a lie.” You live your truth and only your truth, and enjoy or suffer the fallout, whatever your truth creates.

The phrase isn’t, “you’re living your lie.” It’s, “you’re living a lie.”

At the very least, if it was your lie, you’d have some agency

If there are lives “lived in lies,” then life itself is devalued

The “problem” today lol isn’t that everywhere there’s lies. It’s that everywhere lies truth

“The sky is blue,” and “The sky is clear,” are both true

ngl

Random 20220506

a week of scattered thoughts

Grass is a reflective, not euphoric drug. That’s why it was made illegal

Fwiw, nuclear power is a form of solar energy. Stars are just big AF reactors.
In a way, every nuclear plant on Earth is a man-made nano-star.
Nuclear bombs explode microscopic suns.

there’s only so many times you can say, “I’m being taken out of context,” until your actual context becomes questionable

Let’s pitch Name That Tune except you have to ID songs behind white noise at varying intensities – (vacuum cleaners, hvac, subway entering station, side of a highway, etc)

No Justice = No Peace also means No Injustice = No War.
That’s the real jam in the sandwich; that’s why we never get there.
A world that coddles war will never know justice

Just curious: When was the last time you used the phrase “super absorbent” in a conversation?

Lol that brain implant will need OS updates.
“Sorry, Westy, your neural network is a Late 2023 and will not support these sunglasses…”
Double-lol if neural implants run on open source code

“Here’s everything that happened,” is journalism.
“Here’s what you need to know,” is commentary.
All commentary is journalism, but not all journalism is commentary.

how long until you can place DraftKings bets on tomorrow’s google doodle?

most of what you see and hear across media is designed to create mythology, not history

Lol it’s World War “3” because “The Great War” (a.k.a. “The War To End All Wars”) was rechristened as “World War 1” after the U.S. entered what FDR termed “the Second World War.”
Like lol during the 2nd one, everyone agreed that, “Maybe we need to start counting these…”

Remember, Parking Enforcement Officers have nothing else to do. That’s what they do. Yelling at someone doing their job is the essence of pointlessness

One grand paradoxical irony is that if not for NATO staying together after the Cold War, Russia would be less threatening to most individual NATO members.…

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