Iris van Herpen

"I accidentally the whole HVAC."

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Update: Now with 100% more Bjork.

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Muted.

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Nemesis

In an uncharacteristic dalliance with clarity, Barry Andrews explains what Nemesis is actually about.

Normally I always plead the artistic 5th ('if I could explain it I wouldn't have had to write it etc etc') but in this case, quite rarely for the Shrieks, there was a pretty clear agenda which -I dunno- I would have thought was pretty comprehensible -especially with the video spelling it out. Still, I hated the idea of all this incredible clarity going to waste so I thought I'd turn on the demystifiers. For 'any who think such elucidation..worth the trouble' as Eliot says in his notes to the Wasteland -Eliot who is quoted by Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (see below).

Please note this is far from the last bit of arty pretentious cross-referencing you'll be hearing in this piece.

Oh yeah, there was one guy (on the YouTube comments) who thought the video was '80's Baroque' (which I thought was quite good) but also that it was a case of chucking a load of images more or less randomly at the screen and hoping for the best. Now, hold it right there, sunshine...

Here's the skinny, the hard word on Nemesis, the song and the video.

Incidentally, do any of you have a decent copy of their 1987 concert film, Jungle of the Senses? There's a crappy rip of it on Youtube, but part 2 is blocked by pigfuckers UMG. There's a torrent, but no seeds.

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Scott Presents: The Greatest Pizza Box On Earth

Scott Presents: The Greatest Pizza Box On Earth

Strangely, I find that this is now relevant to my interests.

How did I get here?

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Campagnie Marie Chouinard - bODY_rEMIX / gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS

Details.

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WTS?

In The Smurfs trailer, one of them exclaims "Oh my Smurf!"

This opens some serious theological questions for me.

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Decoupling Civil Timekeeping from Earth Rotation

Eliminating leap-seconds is like defining pi to be 3.1. Is there anyone in the world who thinks this is a good idea?

This would mean that atomic midnight and solar midnight would drift apart from each other by seconds per decade. That's madness.

I've been hearing about this for years, but I mostly disregarded it because it was so ludicrous on its face that I was sure it was just some reporter not knowing what he was talking about. But it sounds like it's actually for real.

International Earth Rotation Service Message No. 191

A proposal to fundamentally redefine UTC will come to a conclusive vote in January 2012 at the Radiocommunications Assembly of the ITU-R in Geneva. It would halt the intercalary adjustments known as leap seconds that maintain UTC as a form of Universal Time, and eliminate the requirement that time services transmit the varying residuals (DUT1) between Coordinated Universal Time and Universal Time of day. If the proposal is approved, UTC would not keep pace with Earth rotation and the value of DUT1 would become unconstrained.

Adverse impacts from redefining UTC have not been extensively researched and documented. The implications extend from technical infrastructure to legal, historical, logistical, sociological and economic domains. Affected technologies may include (but are not limited to) applications in astronomy, astrodynamics and celestial mechanics, geodesy, ground-to-space satellite communications, navigation, remote sensing and space surveillance.

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"To fully understand the legal power of fuck, the nonlegal sources of its power are tapped."

Fuck

Christopher Fairman
Ohio State University - Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 59, March 2006
Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies Working Paper Series No. 39

Abstract:
This Article is as simple and provocative as its title suggests: it explores the legal implications of the word fuck. The intersection of the word fuck and the law is examined in four major areas: First Amendment, broadcast regulation, sexual harassment, and education. The legal implications from the use of fuck vary greatly with the context. Drawing upon the research of etymologists, linguists, lexicographers, psychoanalysts, and other social scientists, the visceral reaction to fuck can be explained by cultural taboo. Fuck is a taboo word. The taboo is so strong that it compels many to engage in self-censorship. This process of silence then enables small segments of the population to manipulate our rights under the guise of reflecting a greater community. Taboo is then institutionalized through law, yet at the same time is in tension with other identifiable legal rights. Understanding this relationship between law and taboo ultimately yields fuck jurisprudence.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 78

Keywords: Cohen, Pacifica, First Amendment, psycholinguistics

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DNA Lounge update

DNA Lounge update, wherein there are photos, and finally a decent streetview!
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DNA Lounge update

DNA Lounge update, wherein we make another sweep of Best of the Bay!
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