The forces of evil…



Momus does it again:

“I dislike Satanism for aesthetic reasons too. Occult sections in bookstores are usually magnets for the spottiest, stupidest, most badly-dressed people. Occultist websites are appalling cautionary tales, evidence that, whatever else he does, Satan makes you commit every graphic design sin known to man.”

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If a random act of kindness is observed, does it still count?



There’s a woman in my building who practises random acts of kindness right under our noses.

It’s really something.

I was in the laundry room today (our laundry room is the source of many stores, I tells ya) doing seven loads of laundry at slightly varying time intervals. Why so much laundry? Well, we haven’t done laundry in weeks, the huzbond unexprectedly had to go to Montreal today for work and we have my cousin’s wedding tomorrow… so you do the math.
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I love you Sad Kermit.



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There’s an odd comfort in Kermit the Frog’s version of Elliott Smith’s “Twilight” – wouldn’t you agree?

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Rating Murray on a scale of easiness to hotness.



When I was going to Ryerson in the 90s, I had a crazy, brilliant sociology professor named Murray Pomerance. Murray was often seen sporting some amusing guinea pig hair, imagine a variety of mohawk or forward-pointing ducktail. In my mind, the hair was because he seldom slept and when he did, it was in his office from 5-7:55am.

murray.jpg If it weren’t for Murray I’d have probably been sucked into the vortex of mass media’s thoughtless reporting and tireless quest to be first with the scoop (so instead of media it’s the maddening major label music biz. LOL). To be fair to my influencers pre-Murray, I was already leaning to the investigative side of life but could have been easily led astray. Murray grounded me and really taught me that spouting off shit about McLuhan didn’t mean I was thinking, it actually meant I was being another vapid vehicle for other people’s expression. It was amazing when I recognised that I’d never really thought about anything critically and was just beginning to learn how to do so.

Murray was quite controversial and as his student, you either loved him or hated him, there was no in between.
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