Monthly Archives: November 2012

Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu Recalls His Father’s Suicide

I was visiting the Xiu Xiu website, since every now and then Jamie Stewart will write something of interest: either dramatic life stuff, or fun silliness, and came upon a really intense post about his father’s suicide which occurred 10 … Continue reading

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Sustainable, Self-Sufficient, Off-the-Grid Houses: Earthsip Biotecture and Mike Reynolds

I talked about this in my last post, about Mike Reynolds the ‘Garbage Warrior’. He builds houses that are essentially made of garbage (about 45%), relies largely on the sun for heating (and dirt-filled tire walls to keep in heat), … Continue reading

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Vegetarianism, Anarcho-Primitivism, Permaculture, Sustainability, and Ted Kaczynski

As you can probably tell from the title, this post is going to be a clusterfuck. I don’t know where to start, so I’ll just talk about a book I’m currently reading, that got me back on some of these … Continue reading

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Japanese Dance-Art: Butoh

I can’t recall where I ever learned about Butoh, the japanese dance/performance/style of movement that uses white body makeup and slow hyper-controlled motion, that verges between the playful and grotesque. It’s…utterly fascinating. I don’t know if it’s beautiful, hilarious…or better … Continue reading

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What’s the Longest Mountain Range in the World?

Were you going to answer the Rocky Mountains? The Himalayas? The Andes? Turns out it’s neither of these. I wouldn’t have known that, mind you. I didn’t even know the relative length of any of those mountain ranges (4,800kms, 2,400kms, … Continue reading

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Brinicle: Icicle of Death; Or I Can’t Fucking Handle How Amazing This Is

…no words: here’s the BBC link [note: the BBC link has the narration done by David Attenborough, while the youtube one has …probably Alec Baldwin. You decide…]

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