After struggling against our own self-destructive tendencies throughout the entirety of recorded history, humanity is now at a point where that struggle is probably going to be resolved, one way or another, within the lifetime of most people reading this.The movie about this struggle has
First there was nothing, then there was everything, because nothing was really, really boring. Nothing was so boring that it created everything just to have something to look at.
Stardust grew mouths and genitalia and it’s been a hot screaming mess ever since. DNA squirts across
You have got to be out of your mind.
You’ve got to be crazy enough to slap aside the hand that is offering you the Kool-Aid.
You’ve got to be mad enough to call it a spade when everyone else is calling it a sunflower.
You’ve got to
Scottish scientist Robert Ogilvie Crombie feared succumbing to habit and walking through life in a trance, so he devised exercises for himself which forced him to do things in an un-habitual way throughout the day like performing all tasks with a different hand.When having difficulty
Anyone who opposes western interventionism or thinks the poor are human beings is a Russian antisemite. If you disagree, it's because you are a Russian antisemite, too.Narrative is a funny thing. You can do everything right, cross all your 'T's and dot all your 'I's
(A warning to my kind-hearted readers, there's some heavy stuff in here. If you have any trauma around rape or suicide, please be gentle with your good self and maybe give this one a miss.)
After being convicted of one count of sexual penetration of
I write poetry because it is much more honest than prose. To write prose I have to put on pants (ugh), squeeze into a bunch of way-too-tight opinions, load my arms with a bunch of dry, dusty Facts, and stand before you all saying "Yes,
I have gotten your attention,
either because you think I’ve got something to say,
or because you enjoy random skirmishes of poetical graffiti,
or because you clicked on some link on the internet
without really knowing what you were getting into.
It doesn’t matter.
You’re here now.
I pick up my
I gave a speech at the Sydney Politics in the Pub event "Whistle-blowing, Wikileaks & the Future of Democracy". Here it is if you'd like to watch (video quality isn't great, but the audio's fine):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbgL8PO42K4__________________________________________________________________Thanks for watching! My material is entirely reader-supported, so if you
Once upon a time
there lived a blue world full of nattering apelings.They spent their time shrieking at screens
and turning trees into black smoke
and turning whales into coins
and digging holes in the planet
and figuring out how to kill millions of each other at a time.They'd spend