Author: MC

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 12/27/17

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 12/27/17

#CAVETWITTER —What is #CaveTwitter? Plato begins to weep as he shackles himself to the wall, praying to the shadows. You walk on by, each step algorithmically ticcing in time with the nothingness suffocating you; the Cave loves you, kinda. A group of pagans greet you. They’ve stopped already, pure deceleration to the point of minus-death. …

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HAPPY SOLSTICE!

HAPPY SOLSTICE!

A roundup of wintry images from Twitter. The Darkening 📷Narikka Photography pic.twitter.com/ZQBvp1MsOR — AnnaBelle (@ab_tully) December 12, 2017 Night pic.twitter.com/4Y8278yqTg — wongsusie (@withnomoney) December 22, 2017 pic.twitter.com/JhNi9xNaNk — Lou Beach (@XActo11) December 23, 2017

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 12/15/17

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 12/15/17

CRYPTOCURRENCY —Some tips on investing in Bitcoin over at Quantitative Research and Trading Invest no more than 10% to 20% of your net worth. Losing this will hurt, but not kill you. Yes, you probably won’t become a Bitcoin billionaire, but neither will you end up in the poor house. Do not, under any circumstances, …

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Important Shit: Beauty, Terror and Awe

Important Shit: Beauty, Terror and Awe

This was excellent and timely advice I stumbled upon with Instagram today. Maybe it can provide some inspiration to you as well. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. If you are struggling with the black dog of depression, or are having a hard time finding meaning in your life, take what follows as …

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IMPORTANT SHIT: Yukio Mishima

IMPORTANT SHIT: Yukio Mishima

You may have noticed on my website’s home page, I feature this quote in a sidebar widget: True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys. The line is from Japanese author Yukio Mishima. I’m not sure how I first happened upon Mishima’s work — I may have noticed author Jack Donovan reference …

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YouTube!

YouTube!

My YouTube channel is up and running and has my recent podcast interview with Jose Medeles available for listening.

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/27/17

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/27/17

ADDICTION —Ben Beaumont-Thomas on how the prescription drug epidemic is manifesting itself in hip-hop music: Rap has always told its drug stories in more than just its lyrics. Snoop conjured the sensuality of his own buzz through his very vocal cadence and languorous G-funk backing, as well as his words. In Houston’s “chopped and screwed” scene, …

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Radio Cade — Episode 1: Jose Medeles

Radio Cade — Episode 1: Jose Medeles

Jose Medeles is the owner of Portland’s world-famous Revival Drum Shop and I’m proud to say he’s my first-ever podcast guest. Full of real-world wisdom — much of it earned by playing with a long list of rock-music badasses — Jose can riff on Marcus Aurelius as ably as he can discuss playing drums with Joey Ramone. …

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What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/15/17

What the Hell is Going On in the World? LINKS 11/15/17

IDEOLOGICAL FRACTURES in AMERICA —Justin Murphy on whether America has become more conservative or more liberal: If there is one substantial ideological shift in American public opinion in the post-war period, it is the dramatic and near-universal increase in social liberalism since the 1950s. There has not been a general shift to the left or …

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WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD? LINKS 11/01/17

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD? LINKS 11/01/17

Artificial Intelligence Former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski has reportedly founded a church whose aim is to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society”: “Not much is known about the organization, other than that it appears to espouse …

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What the Hell is Going On In the World? LINKS 10/15/17

What the Hell is Going On In the World? LINKS 10/15/17

  EMPIRE Michael Krieger on empire-destroying wars that seem likely: ….be a better person. Try to help people who need it. Spread ideas of decentralization and promote a worldwide movement away from centralized authoritarian structures wherever and whenever possible. The future is what we make of it, and the future can be very bright. To …

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