The Discordian Flag

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“Do you have a flag?” – Eddie Izzard

Flags are weird and they make people do weird things. There. I said it.

Case in point. A nice, otherwise completely rational woman named Bree Newsome climbed a pole recently. Crazy right?

She did this in broad daylight, for absolutely no money, and all because of an ink-stained strip of cloth. Insane, I know!

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It’s Oregon Legalization Day!

As of today, growing or possessing marijuana is no longer against Oregon state law. So, Oregonians, spark one up for freedom! Several of the BBC (No Relation) cabal members will be attending a public celebration in Portland. If you are there, you could have the misfortune of running into them. Fair warning.

Here’s a happy little music video for you. It’s a celebration of the unifying power of ganja from Grass: The Movie. If you haven’t seen the movie, you should. It’s a fine, funny, accurate and exhaustive documentary on the history of pot laws in the U.S.

Mary Wanna

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Mary Jane says: Plant your seeds.

Eris says: Dance Dance Dance

 

Technodeterministic Utopian Chaoticians

chicken eggAnne Galloway made me think:

[…] these attitudes still suggest that wireless technologies were considered inevitable in the sense that someone was going to create them and push them out into the world. Interestingly, no one I spoke with considered herself or himself to be that someone. Nonetheless, almost everyone described their work as something they felt compelled to do so that these technologies were rolled out in the best (according to them) ways possible.

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I Am dead

SkinIn 2004, I became a word in a story by Shelley Jackson, called Skin. This story was being published on a canvas of human bodies, with each person having one word tattooed on them. The story itself will never be publicly published elsewhere, so if you want to read it you’ll have to get all 2,095 people together. And try to figure out what order they go in.

I am thrilled to be a part of this. Perception and symbolism are things that I’ve always been fascinated with, and this work toys with those things on so many levels that it’s irresistible.

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