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tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 18, 2018

I love you lil

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 18, 2018

I'd weakly argue it's the sole creative space that good art comes from

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 18, 2018

Attempting a creative feat that's out of my usual scope of complaining about my life in one way or another. So if anyone on hubski who knows I respect them in one way or another is reading this, don't be surprised if I contact you in the future for advice and critique. I apologize in advance for disturbing these unnamed people.

I got a high degree of fuck everything conflicting with a high degree of basic human empathy or some advanced level empathy maybe. The result is a lot of just accepting that I'm batshit fucking insane and spitballing to see what I'm right about and what is worth saying. Tethered to the idea of what is a good design.

I'm aware of how confusing that all was.

I follow him on Twitter which is enough direct-from-Trump-world comedy for me

What happens when a hard right creator is left to invent his own character embodying his political philosophy with no checks on his control? You get a character no one likes or cares about And the creator just sorta runs and hides from a world that rejected him for his desire to create boring stories.

What happens when a right leaning director is given creative control of a film franchise and universe that inherently leans towards moral absolutism? You get the only recent superhero movie I've turned off after ten minutes

What happens when an art student fails in the middle of a cultural zeitgeist between two massive world conflicts? He becomes history's greatest villain. By pouring his passion instead into rhetoric and careful image manipulation.

I'm not saying there's a straight line from Hitler through Ditko to Zack Snyder. I'm saying we should, and do to an extent, look at these parallels and notice the common connections. I like the article. I don't agree with the author 100% on everything but he was on to something.

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 26th Desultory Quotes Rodeo

    “If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.”

-Jack Handey

Posting that again because it's on topic and also not

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Streets of Philadelphia

This song is kind of a joke between me and my brother. I love Bruce because he tries new things but this is him at his most direct and thusly least poetic. He's just kinda mumbling through an idea prompt from a Tom Hanks movie.

That's from the same period and he shows more effort.

That's from the same starting point and shows some of the same problems he has with writing songs for movies. But I like it a lot more and it shows growth as an artist. The Wrestler has some awkward imagery that reveals to me part of his song writing process and it seems to involve wrestling (Hurrr) with ideas he appreciates on face value but doesn't understand. And he does so over long periods. He can look back at things he's done that were popular but not quite up to his ever changing standards for himself and improve on his craft.

OK. Now I have to go jack off because my man boner for Bruce is uncomfortable.

The problem with Amazon is that they're "the everything store." I say that kinda vaguely. What I mean is all of those alternatives are specialized in some way. People enjoy Amazon because it fulfills so many needs easily. They literally sell people a physical button that they can push to send a message to Amazon telling Amazon that it needs to mail more toilet paper or tampons or batteries. They're a monopoly in this economy. The solution to a monopoly is government intervention and our government is currently cool with companies that fit the definition of a monopoly at the time government intervention became the apparent solution because on new platforms those parallels are hard to discern unless you know history and can draw historical parallels and give a shit and have an incentive to change things if you're in a position to do so. All the caveats I added at the end of that run-on sentence are failure points in what it would take to make Amazon less than the dominant retailer on the internet.

This is a very complex deception.

On the surface it seems like Trump is saying there was no Russian involvement and he's dismissing all accusations out of hand. Which seems fucking retarded. At this point it's dangerous to predicate an argument on speculation about Trump's intelligence. He's not a complete moron. Parts of the Left want to dismiss him on grounds of stupidity. So it seems when you look at Twitter and Facebook. Whatever. His intelligence is unknowable. His specific motives are unknowable for now.

What's clear is his affinity for speaking favorably of Putin and engaging him. Also engaging North Korea. Don't know those two things are related Something is obviously going on. What exactly? That's unclear.

He seems to be saying that Russian involvement in this shit show is the responsibility of independent hostile actors inside Russia. And that's not how the government there works. Any geopolitical action sourced from Russia is going to have, bare minimum, some KGB influence. I'm straining to speculate further because the implications that we can guess at now with available information lead to all sorts of easily imagined scenarios.

We know his history and can guess that he's just fundamentally an insecure, narcissistic crazy person after 70 some years of protecting the wounded ego of a spoiled child. His motives since he launched his campaign are the hard thing to tease out.

OK. Enough Trump World for a while. I feel like left wing Alex Jones so I should probably do something mindless for a few hours.

tacocat  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Trump news Dump. Euro Trip Edition

I personally need distance from the summit with Putin before I can offer any meaningful thoughts on the topic

But fuck Michael Steele. He wouldn't be critical if he were in any policy making position

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