And Then Something Went Horribly Wrong
A Grown Woman

Friday Ephemera

Abandoned hotel, Bogotá River, Colombia. One of these. (h/t, Ace) // Nature, moving. // Shattered glass animals. // Narrow house. // Clearing snow. // Making sounds for porn. // Cinephilia and beyond. // Gif search engine. // Your very own pulp magazine cover generator. (h/t, Peter) // Les Rockets: Last Space Train. (h/t, Simen) // Red Kenyan elephants. // “Is this [asteroid] an effect of global warming?” // Cold storage in Chicago. (h/t, MeFi) // Hydrophobic coating. // Kalahari Weaver Birds. // WebCamMesh. // And further to this, behold The Hammer, “a test-your-strength game” that’s also “a muscle-controlled light-up dildo.” 

Comments

Matthew Walker

Those Rockets did a killer version of Canned Heat's On the Road Again.

Anna

“Is this [asteroid] an effect of global warming?”

Whoosh!

Anna

And the abandoned hotel has Guild of Evil written all over it.

David

And the abandoned hotel has Guild of Evil written all over it.

It’s a handsome property. Of course the tourists would have to be… dealt with.

JuliaM

Those glass animals are astonishing!

Rafi

Alex Massie on Laurie Penny. http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/alex-massie/2013/02/the-iraq-wars-real-victims-laurie-penny-and-the-narcissistic-left/

David

Whoosh!

In other meteor news

David

Alex Massie on Laurie Penny.

It’s rather like the Owen Jones piece that appeared a few days ago, only more hyperbolical and self-dramatizing. Democracy, it seems, means Laurie getting whatever Laurie wants - she being the measure of all that is good. Not getting her way is apparently a “betrayal,” proof that “the game is rigged” and presumably a basis for more radical measures. (In Laurie’s imagination, the protestors’ preferences weren’t in fact discussed and disagreed with by quite a lot of people; they were, she says, “ignored”.) There’s no pause to reflect on the contrary arguments, as made by Norm Geras and many others, no pause to question whether Laurie and her comrades should have changed events in the way she prefers – i.e., by shouting and waving placards – or what the cost of their prevailing might have been for others, or for the democratic system she dismisses out of hand. Instead, behind the euphemism of “making sure we are listened to,” which is to say obeyed, there’s just a will to power.

It’s a pattern we’ve seen before.

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