Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bernard Rudofsky

Sky Roller
Sky Roller - A means of reclaiming public space.

The development of New York is a parable of progress, American style, a continuous expansion and urban saturation of land, with streets leading nowhere, with no recognizable center or centers. A tracery of traffic arteries, too impractical to be considered highways, too dismal to be called streets, sums up the essential shabbiness of the cities. Although each generation of planners is planning itself off as saviors, the towns appear more unappetizing with every year. In his book 'My Hope for America,' Lyndon B. Johnson expressed the cities' destiny in a single ringing phrase: "In the next forty years," he wrote, "we must rebuild the entire urban United States."

There is no reason for thinking that the next forty years will be different in spirit from the past forty years or, for that matter, from the eight times forty years that preceded them. Johnson's truism has long gained acceptance among developers and wreckers, the men who virtually make an unmake our cities. In fact, it ought to be written into the Constitution.

- Bernard Rudofsky

"Thank you veterans, Try our pumpkin spice"
"Thank you veterans, try our pumpkin spice" - This modern American City Center consists of two perpendicular highways; one of four lanes, the other two, there are two gas stations, two grocery stores, and three parking lots one of which is visible from the moon as a grey smudge on what was once an entirely dark green area.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Early Morning White Fox Mandala

White Fox Mandala

All ages before ours believed in gods in some form or other. Only an unparalleled impoverishment in symbolism could enable us to rediscover the gods as psychic factors, which is to say, as archetypes of the unconscious. No doubt this discovery is hardly credible as yet.

- Carl Jung

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Another Oil Spill in the Gulf. . .

First a talk of hope and overcoming the greed...

And then the bad news...

And then the spirit to fight back and overcome!

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In the hills of Southern Appalachia

I demand a better future!
The religion of future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description... If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.


I demand a better future

I demand a better future

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

JR's TED talk

For some reason or another I haven't been able to pull this up on any computer for some time. Maybe too many people were watching. Anyway, it's great, check it out! And more like it at TED.
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Gardening with one dead skunk

After collecting a few hundred gallons of chicken shit to help someone with their garden, we came across this poor fellow in the middle of a highway. So, what else to do other than put the skunk in the car with us so as to use its unfortunate demise to kick start a compost pile which will later serve as added soil for a secondary garden. This compost pile is composed of, from the ground up, leaves, newspaper, food waste, 1 dead skunk, chicken shit, another layer of food waste, and leaves. A healthy human's urine is added to speed the process along... Ever try driving in a car with hundreds of gallons of chicken shit and a dead skunk?
Dead Skunk
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Zombie Apocaplypse!!! Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Modern Life

As Presented by: RICK RODERICK!

In relation to an aspect of humanity which gives meaning to life.
At Time 0:05:26
"Our projects have been reduced to a series of bills, petty annoyances. And in our spare time, a search for what little meaning is left over from all that business and chatter that goes into that process."

. . . well I say, meaning comes from weird ass shit that goes on at 3 AM when you're climbing up onto rooftops with stolen traffic barrels and a can of paint! Just your friendly neighborhood street artist reminding you that all your base are belong to us.
kinda funny

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