WHEN THE POCKET CAMERA ASKS if your subject blinked, it’s time to turn off ALL the machines. *
IN THE 10,000-YEAR-WIDE BUBBLE that is civilized collective consciousness, every death is the end of an era.
ART: MANIFESTED HUMAN INTENTION. (Sparked by one of those endless arguments over the meaning of “art,” this definition should cover everything from Andy Goldsworthy and the Long Now people to the cup of coffee you made this morning — and…
OF THOSE THINGS BETTER UNDERSTOOD by one sex than the other: Women, the dynamics of community; men, the dynamics of solitude.
“DESPERATE TIMES CALL FOR DESPERATE belief systems.” — The roommate, about an hour ago
A FUNERAL IS A GROUP of people standing around talking about someone they’d rather be talking to.
NEVER YODEL NEXT TO A sleeping cat.
THE REASON WE NEED each other is that life rarely contains enough different viewpoints to even begin understanding Life.
SCRATCH A MYSTIC, FIND A solipsist.
CIVILIZATION IS NOT BASED ON agriculture, technology or finance — but solely on its members’ unspoken agreement to behave sensibly. Take that away …
“LAUGH. SEE?” — The Book of the SubGenius
DON’T ABUSE THE HELP. AFTER all, you’re someone else’s. (A corollary to the police reporter’s “Don’t mock the damned — you may one day be one of them.”)