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johan  ·  8 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It might take a while before history starts again

    Human anatomy contains a key to the anatomy of the ape. The intimations of higher development among the subordinate animal species, however, can be understood only after the higher development is already known. The bourgeois economy thus supplies the key to the ancient, etc.

That's a passage from Marx' Grundrisse that I return to a lot. It is only by looking at the present that we can see what was significant about the past.

johan  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 377th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

You reminded me of this video of Emmylou crying next to the king of Sweden.

johan  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 377th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

I watched Sign o the Times for the first time last night, it was amazing in general, but the "Housequake" performance was next level!


johan  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What books did you get stuck with?

I'm currently stuck with Bulevarden och andra texter which is a collection of essays by Tove Jansson. It is a great collection containing everything from travel essays from Paris, Dresden and Verona from before the war, reflections on the motives of the author of children's books, the value of islands, and a great essay on Moomin architecture which is why I borrowed it.

I'm also the custodian of another book called Familjen i dalen ("The family in the Valley") which is a study of Tove Jansson and The Moomins. It contains a lot of Jansson's satire drawings for the magazine Garm during WWII which I had never seen before.

Can you spot the Moomin troll?

johan  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Halloween kitty I made

So happy to see you back here, with my favorite wildcat!

johan  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 376th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Quarantine goal: learn the whole dance.

johan  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google Trends Shows Spike in 'Bread' Searches

I'd say all forms of baking counts as long as you post pics!