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The Doomed Mouse Utopia That Inspired the 'Rats of NIMH' | Atlas Obscura
In which the mice all started wearing leather bondage gear and driving dune buggies around. Science!
dystopia  psychology  science  zeitgeisty  incrediblyobscurereference  society 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
WHY I WANT TO FUCK RONALD REAGAN
J G Ballard's classic 1968 demolition of the media-friendly politician. What a world it must have been, when this was a novelty deserving of commentary.
writing  books  dystopia  americans  usa  politics  satire  deconstruction  zeitgeisty  literature 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
The Pivot | Charlie's Diary
Meanwhile in Britain. Charlie recaps everything nicely.

(I hadn't seen the news about Dacre, good riddance, but the other day I did have to blink and check what reality I was in when I saw an oddly anti-Brexit headline on the Daily Fail.)
news  journalism  Brexit  zeitgeisty  wtf  conspiracy  DailyMail  bloodytories  fuckwits  politics  uk 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
"We’re America, Bitch:" White House Official Defines Trump Doctrine | The Atlantic
In the current climate, any scholarly political article that references <cite>Team America: World Police</cite> can only be a good thing.
news  politics  drumpf  fuckwits  usa  zeitgeisty 
5 weeks ago by gominokouhai
How the Famous Five sold us a myth of Britain—and set the stage for our Brexit fantasies | Prospect Magazine
TL;DR it's all Enid Blyton's fault. A thoroughly convincing demolition of the moronic fantasism that's brought us here.
britishness  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  Brexit  literature  lies  zeitgeisty 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
Why Are People Eating Tide Pods? | NY Magazine
"Ah, youth!" says NYmag, "Never underestimate the power of social-platform metrics to drive adolescent meme consumption!", which I believe is intended to be sarcasm.
zeitgeisty  meme  journalism  #getoffmylawn  socialmedia  internet 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
What Donald Trump really said to Angela Merkel | The Poke
The zeitgeist, all of it, in one relatively brief clickbait post. I love Internet.
zeitgeisty  politics  news  silly  clickbait 
july 2017 by gominokouhai
Technology and the death of civilisation | Medium
"what is more likely to bring about the death of civilisation, children using smartphones[... or...] adults who are too quick to make assumptions?"
zeitgeisty  I_would_have_got_away_with_it_too_if_it_weren't_for_you_meddling_millennials  tech  art  socialnetworking  natureoftruth 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Precious Plastic
This looks interesting: democratizing makership and reducing waste. Very now.
zeitgeisty  tech  coolstuff  ecology  internet  opendata 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
we are not all millennials
resquiescat in pace homo sapiens sapiens, floreat 200,000 BCE -- 9th March 2016 CE

we are privileged, in a perverse way, to witness the exact moment at which all human society and culture disappeared up its own arse

what even is the point of capital letters any more
apophany  zeitgeisty  I_would_have_got_away_with_it_too_if_it_weren't_for_you_meddling_millennials 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
In the Name of Humanity | Limn
Fascinating. "nothing in history has been able to destroy the idea of the universal library, open for all [...] For the better part of that history, the idea was simply impossible. Today it is simply illegal [...] the total archive is already here. Distributed among millions of hard drives, it already is a de facto common heritage. We are as gods, and might as well get good at it".
opendata  archaeology  information  livinginthefuture  books  piracy  history  zeitgeisty  I_would_have_got_away_with_it_too_if_it_weren't_for_you_meddling_millennials  copyfight 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
World Wide Words: Mooreeffoc
"the queerness of things that have become trite, when they are seen suddenly from a new angle".
words  language  zeitgeisty 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Shield: Signal Proof Headwear by Shield Apparel — Kickstarter
Actual, honest-to-goddess tinfoil hats. Now you too can thwart the orbital mind-control lazers with <em>style</em>!
kickstarter  fuckwits  silly  zeitgeisty 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
London Underground | Frames of Reference
Shades of everyday travel on the 70s/80s. I particularly like the third picture.
photos  photography  coolstuff  zeitgeisty 
february 2014 by gominokouhai

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