~ Bohemian proverb
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 31, 2018
Last night we were able to watch for few minutes the movements of the brightest moon around 10:30ish even though the Bra beach was cloudish Blue moon, supermoon, total lunar eclipse rolled into one
An old joke says that a sadist is someone who’s nice to a masochist ...
George Orwell’s classic essay on writing
Irrelevance is the fate of most political magazines. Yet there are times when they change the course of history. Now might be one of those moments
Obsession for the Perfect Worker Fading in Tight U.S. Job Market Bloomberg. Help me. More neoliberal messaging. Ridiculous overspecing of jobs was a huge management perk in a weak labor market. They got to keep themselves busy by wasting time on job searches with the spurious goal of not having to train workers. Do you really think that netted out ahead in managerial time saving? If so, I have the Sydney Harbour bridge I’d like to sell you. Making jobs artificially hard to land also increased boss power v. worker power. See Kalecki on why capitalists don’t like full employment even though that preference cost them in profit terms.
Butterflies and hurricanes pay no heed to borders, but humans will risk their lives to cross them, build walls to mark them and kill to defend them
Of a world/
Beyond my eyes
Exile Is always
Green with hoe
We cannot cross
Flows foreverIn a video for Audi, Candide Thovex skis in locations around the world without any snow. He skis in the jungle, on water, on volcanic ash, down sand dunes, and across the Great Wall of China. The sand dunes in particular look incredibly fun. I wonder how many pairs of skis he ripped up making this?
See also Thovex’s past videos: a fun run down the mountain, more creative freeskiing hijinks from Candide Thovex, and his previous commercial for Audi (Come back in December )
I am haunted by the face behind the face ... I am the unnoticed, the unnoticeable man:
The man who sat on your right in the 256 cafe:
The man you looked through the SMH:
The man who was the colour of recycled teenager
I am the man too busy with a living to live,
Too hurried and worried to see and smell and touch:
The man who is patient too long and obeys too much
And wishes too softly and seldom.
"Only an artist can tell,” James Baldwin wrote,“what it is like for anyone who gets to this planet to survive it. What it is like to die, or to have somebody die; what it is like to be glad?"
What do you think, Ursula? I asked her in my head. Were you predicting anything? Not exactly, she answered. It’s a thought experiment. But then, so is our society.
↩︎ The Guardian
Whistleblower claims accountants Ernst & Young turned a blind eye to Dubai firm he says painted 5 tons of gold to look like silver
Ach. God. Ach. For someone who does not exist He has caused MEdia Dragon a great deal of trouble.
Dating without last names (WSJ