idea: website kudzu app
Write an application that gradually covers your homepage when you don’t update it.
Pemungkah/Rebong/Gambangan by Benjamin Britten & Colin McPhee on Irwin’s Show. It’s great.
Consider the whole of your life, what you already do, all your doings. Now please exclude everything which is naturally physiologically necessary (or harmful), such as breathing and sleeping (or breaking an arm). For what remains, exclude everything which is for the satisfaction of a social demand, a very large area which includes foremost your job, but also care of children, being polite, voting, your haircut, and much else. From what remains, exclude everything which is an agency, a “means” — another very large area which overlaps with others to be excluded. From what remains, exclude everything which involves competition. In what remains, concentrate on everything done entirely because you just like it as you do it.
You just like it as you do it…these doings should be referred to as your just-likings. In saying that somebody likes an art exhibit, it is appropriate to distinguish the art exhibit from his or her liking of it. But in the case of your just-likings, it is not appropriate to distinguish the objects valued from your valuings, and the single term that covers both should be used…These just-likings are your “brend.”
Mix beauty products with opposing or contradictory effects. Observe the results, then bottle and market it.
…One afternoon my wife and I built a puppet theatre. After propping the theatre on the top edge of the living room couch, I crouched down behind it and began manipulating the two hand puppets in the stage above me. The couch and the theatre’s scenery provided good cover, enabling me to peer over the edge and watch the children immediately become engrossed in the show, and then virtually mesmerized by my improvised little story that ended with a patient father spanking an impossible child. But the puppeteer, carried away by his story’s violent climax, knocked over the entire theatre, which clattered onto the floor, collapsing in a heap of cardboard, wood and cloth — leaving me crouched, peeking out at the room, my head now visible over the couch’s rim, my puppetted hands, with their naked wrists, poised in mid-air. For several moments my children remained in their open-mouthed trance, still in the story, staring at the space where the theatre had been, not seeing me at all. Then they did the kind of double-take that a comedian might take a lifetime to perfect, and began to laugh uncontrollably, in a way I had never seen before — and not so much at my clumsiness, which was nothing new, but rather at those moments of total involvement in a non-existent world, and at what its collapse implied to them about the authenticity of the larger world, and about their daily efforts to order it and their own fabricated illusions. They were laughing, too, over their sense of what the vigorous performance had meant to me; but they saw how easily they could be tricked and their trust belied, and the shrillness of their laughter finally suggested that they recognized the frightening implications of what had happened, and that only laughter could steel them in their new awareness.Albert Appel Jr.’s introduction to the Annotated Lolita via: dot dot dot
In a way, [Man Ray is] like an object. You can look at him and say, how am I going to use you, whereas you can’t with a person…You can manipulate him so that he doesn’t feel manipulated, so that he feels he’s doing something he’s supposed to do or having fun, one of the two.William Wegman
never mistake a clear view for a short distance.
Keep a log of the web-pages for every local ad I see on the subways. delicious tag: subway_ads
idea for a one day video
Make a set that is basically just a table, but like, really good. Cook breakfast, lunch and dinner, and with one collaborator, videotape eating each meal. ummm…