8 m ago in Quotes
I’ve yet to see any problem, however complicated, which when you looked at it the right way didn’t become still more complicated.
"Call Me Joe"
  9 m ago in Blog
It started on 12th Clair Mount that morning
It made the, the cops out of sight, all freak out
You know, it started on 12th Clair Mount that morning
It made the, the Gestapo jump and shout
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When did mediocrity and banality become a good image for your children? I want my children to listen to people who fuckin' ROCKED! I don't care if they died in a puddle of their own VOMIT, I WANT SOMEONE WHO PLAYS FROM HIS FUCKIN' HEART! "Mommy! Mommy! The man Bill told me to listen to has a blood bubble on his nose" SHUT UP AND LISTEN TO HIM PLAY.
  9 m ago in Quotes
When did mediocrity and banality become a good image for your children? I want my children to listen to people who fuckin' ROCKED! I don't care if they died in a puddle of their own VOMIT, I WANT SOMEONE WHO PLAYS FROM HIS FUCKIN' HEART! "Mommy! Mommy! The man Bill told me to listen to has a blood bubble on his nose" SHUT UP AND LISTEN TO HIM PLAY.
  9 m ago in Quotes
How about encouraging each community worldwide to plant more trees, thereby offsetting their carbon usage? I know the carbon gets released when the trees die or are burned but the tree biomass overall is what matters.

Cut down the trees and use their timber for building. Then repeat (trees grow to maturity in 15-25 years in my neck of the woods).

Concrete-based construction is popular because it is easy, fast and cheap, but the hidden costs are the massive associated emissions.

Timber by contrast is harder to work with, but locks the carbon into the building, which hopefully will remain standing for many decades.
  9 m ago in Quotes
We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?
  9 m ago in Quotes
If, in Récoltes et Semailles I'm addressing anyone besides myself, it isn't what's called a "public". Rather I'm addressing that someone who is prepared to read me as a person, and as a solitary person. It's to that being inside of you who knows how to be alone, it is to this infant that I wish to speak, and no-one else. I'm well aware that this infant has been considerably estranged. It's been through some hard times, and more than once over a long period. It's been dropped off Lord knows where, and it can be very difficult to reach. One swears that it died ages ago, or that it never existed - and yet I am certain it's always there, and very much alive.
"The Life of a Mathematician - Reflections and Bearing Witness" (1986)
  9 m ago in Quotes
To state it in slightly different terms: in those critical years [roughly from age 17 to 20] I learned how to be alone.

This formulation doesn't really capture my meaning. I didn't, in any literal sense learn to be alone, for the simple reason that this knowledge had never been unlearned during my childhood. It is a basic capacity in all of us from the day of our birth. However these 3 years of work in isolation, when I was thrown onto my own resources, following guidelines which I myself had spontaneously invented, instilled in me a strong degree of confidence, unassuming yet enduring, in my ability to do mathematics, which owes nothing to any consensus or to the fashions which pass as law.

[..]

By this I mean to say: to reach out in my own way to the things I wished to learn, rather than relying on the notions of the consensus, overt or tacit, coming from a more or less extended clan of which I found myself a member, or which for any other reason laid claim to be taken as an authority. This silent consensus had informed me, both at the lyé and at the university, that one shouldn't bother worrying about what was really meant when using a term like "volume", which was "obviously self-evident", "generally known", "unproblematic", etc. I'd gone over their heads, almost as a matter of course, even as Lesbesgue himself had, several decades before, gone over their heads. It is in this gesture of "going beyond", to be something in oneself rather than the pawn of a consensus, the refusal to stay within a rigid circle that others have drawn around one - it is in this solitary act that one finds true creativity. All others things follow as a matter of course.
"The Life of a Mathematician - Reflections and Bearing Witness" (1986)
  9 m ago in Pösie

und ich so yeah

ich
mach' meinen Scheiß nach dem Gießkann'nprinzip klatsche
meine Eier an die Wand brüt' dann die die ganz blieben
- zighundert Texte fast alle nur Rotz -
tausend beatversuche - neunhundert zum Kotzen
siebzigmal Busta's Woo-Hah auf irgendwelche Loops 'ne
handvoll Sprachsamples die ich schamlos wiederhol'
Abmischen? Arsch wischen irgendwann oder nie mach
keine Produkte ich mach Selbsttherapie

- ich will nur sagen können ich hab' widersprochen ich will
ganz genau wissen ich bin niemals gekrochen - viele
kenn'n mich als Komiker - doch ich bin gern für mich weil ich
ständig trainiere und das machen die meisten nicht
nix gegen dich doch ich brauch' was ich brauch'
Freiheit ist ein großes Wort Menschenwürde auch sich die
Ohren zuzuhalten wegzuschauen ändert nichts - an der
Situation in der du sowieso bist - so-

viele die ich kannte - soviele die ich kenne sagen
bestenfalls privat mal was und kuschen doch am Ende ich war
immer Graf Koks - schon als ganz kleines Kind ha'm Er-
wachs'ne mich belabert zeigt' ich ihn'n was Argumente sind
- und selbst wenn ich flennte ich wich keinen Schritt ich hab'
viele Tricks benannt es ha'm sich viele eingepisst
- ich hab' den Angstschweiß jeder dieser Gauner in
meinem Labor vergesse nix was ich durchschaut hab'
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Original dateJune 10th 2007, 13:25
  9 m ago in Quotes
See, this is the thing that everyone knows and no one says. You follow the drugs, you get a drug case. You start following the money, you don't know where you're going. That's why they don't want wiretaps or wired C.I.s or anything else they can't control. Because once that tape starts rolling, who the hell knows what's going to be said?
"The Wire"