Tuesday. Thought-provoking suggestion that British TV classic 'The Prisoner' is in fact the dystopia that best captures our times.
Monday. Thanks to Maya, fascinating article about 19th-century Russian literature's interest in The Superfluous Man.
Sunday. So the next campaign seems to be one to normalise polyamory, that old obsession of Robert Heinlein back in the 1940s.
Saturday. Interesting piece with graphics suggests that "lockdowns" (ie. curfews) made no major difference to COVID-19 fatality figures.
Friday. Perkiness from high-energy Confidence Man ("Confident music for confident people").
Boyfriend (Repeat) /
Out The Window /
C.O.O.L. Party /
Try Your Luck.
Thursday. Poppiness! Gorgeous by Yuksek & Confidence Man.
Wednesday. Dean Martin sings along to some Bossa Nova.
Tuesday. Our Man in Bucharest discusses current shenanigans in the UK: Black Lives Matter is a Revolution / What is Going On in England?
Monday. Slaughterhouse 1.79. Is COVID-19 returning to Germany?
Sunday. Good article about Adam Smith's views on slavery. Plus some responses from the 'Grievance Studies' hoaxers.
Saturday. An Aeon piece tries a theory that consciousness is surprise-avoidance, and can be reduced to inference & updating.
Friday. Polo & Pan present almost an hour of soothing, sonorous sounds: the Home Sweet Home mixtape.
Thursday. Intriguing interview with Britain's increasingly confused left-wing journalist Nick Cohen.
Wednesday. Out of town to Paty to visit hospitable Tim & Erika. Stay up late with Tim discussing writing project. Beirut's own DJ Tala again, this time in some apartment with a DJ chum called Jade.
Tuesday. Kind Andras admiringly says he cannot find the right words, but that my taste in music is "trashy in a good way".
Jimi Tenor says My Mind Will Travel /
Alice Phoebe Lou performs She /
Pokey LaFarge sings Fuck Me Up /
Bob Moses, and Too Close For Comfort.
Monday. A 2015 interview with Jean Raspail, author of 1972 migration-apocalypse novel 'Camp of the Saints'. Seems he died three days ago.
Sunday. Giant owl chicks watch Belgian man's television.
Saturday. Tight club set from Beirut's DJ Mortada Tala. Quite a lot of red.
Friday. Sober-sounding but extraordinary video allegation that 'The Great Reset' might be how COVID-19 helps the Davos plans of Klaus Schwab et al.
Thursday. The forces of chaos & dishonesty begin their assault on the hard sciences. What Allan Bloom warned us against half a century ago.
Wednesday. Guido points out that the ever-woke Guardian were on the wrong side during the US Civil War. Will their offices be torn down by the BLM/Antifa party-harders?
Tuesday. Fresh Finnish funk from the ever-fertile Jimi Tenor:
Frozen Blue /
Dawn of the Sky Train /
The Flat Roundabout.
Monday. Retired spook Dearlove speaks up for theory the COVID-19 virus was indeed tweaked in the Wuhan lab.
Sunday. Back at The Register ("Biting the hand that feeds IT") the industry busies on:
mortal wombat (vicious furry non-friend attacks Australian women) / Singapore considers
compulsory tagging / Singapore again - this time
forcing businesses off cash / Australians get small payments with
abuse & threats in the transaction description.
Saturday. "I fly with my UFO over your city!" Four tunes involving the Subs:
Music Is The New Religion /
UFO ft. Yves Paquet /
Flesh & Bones.
Friday. Nifty filmette explains appeal of parallel worlds for physicists.
Thursday. Men are sexually attracted to mentally-ill women, if they're already good-looking.
Wednesday. "You were right. The reaper's going to come." Some old sounds from Suomi songster Jimi Tenor:
Hypnotic Drugstore /
Tuesday. Porn star who sells phallus-shaped candles arrested by Spanish police after hosting ritual where a fashion photographer died inhaling toad venom.
Monday. Riots "break out" in several countries because police officers restraining a black man in a US city kneel on his neck and his heart stops. Another black man, a retired police officer of 77, is not long after killed by looters attacking his friend's shop as he tries to defend it.
Sunday. Campaigners claiming hydroxochloroquine is dangerous, and not a cheap, well-understood drug highly effective against COVID-19, seem to have cut a few corners. Just because El Trumpo recommended it?
Mark Griffith, site administrator /
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