Month: January 2010

The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats

Bumped back to the top.  I was trying to think of something to write about the election until I remembered that I already said what I wanted to say back in January.  I’ll merely add that the number of voters who can’t tell the difference between a fireman and an arsonist only increases.

Here is my comment on the 2010 midterms:

THE SECOND COMING

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. read more

itsasickness – the obsession network

itsasickness was an obsession project honoring sicknesses; the objects of our obsession. It was a co-branding marketer’s dream.

That thing you geek out about, that you could talk about endlessly – obsessing over the minutia, that’s your sickness. People who are most interested are the most interesting. Ecstatic devotion to wonderful things – which were often for sale.

We celebrated the most extraordinary people that we found in our online obsession network with short tribute films on itsasicknessTV; Alan Cumming was the emcee. read more