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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Do The Practical Thing

Spike Lee
Still from Spike Lee's 1989 classic, Do The Right Thing
'Tis madness.

This is to be, no doubt, one of my more narcissistic blog posts, so be forewarned, and be excused if you find yourself rightfully inclined to skip it (and this is the sort of disclaimer that depression brings.)

Dmitry has a provocative essay on long-term vs. short-term planning/thinking/acting - Monkey Trap Nation (all together now: Go Read The Whole Thing) - which sent me into melancholic reverie. I'm not going to extract from, or comment directly on, his post, as it is, or should be, self-evident that the long-term wins the day.

What is less self-evident is that being "practical" is almost always not the right thing to be. Now, this observation may be severely distorted by looking through the shit-stained glasses of this particular moment in history, but I find this eyewear to be difficult to shed in my current state-of-mind, so I am going to assign a universality to this observation, at least for today.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day: A Vignette

Broken Heart
Photobucket image by lollipops_n_icecream

(First published on Feb. 23, 2011.)

She was an attractive young woman, although you couldn't be completely sure. Her face was obscured by a medium-sized baroque lampshade she had perched on her head, complete with tassels, which shook and danced along with her movements.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Stupor Bowl Sunday(notTM)

Shoe Phone
Fridge magnet from cafe press

That is all.