May 9, 2013
Best Weird Porn Title I Came Across Today

"Not Knowing But Something Owen"

I don’t know either.

May 5, 2013

I <3 Justin Eckl

April 27, 2013

thebluthcompany:

The cast of Arrested Development for Entertainment Weekly magazine. 

thank you god

April 25, 2013

April 24, 2013
Take Him To Detroit

April 24, 2013
"Zizek on Terrorism"

"As to the "terrorist" fundamentalists’ attacks, the first thing that strikes the eye 1 is the inadequacy of the idea, developed most systematically by Donald Davidson, that human acts are rationally-intentional, accountable in the terms of beliefs and desires of the agent. 2 This approach exemplifies the racist bias of the theories of “rationality”: although their aim is to understand the Other from within, they end up attributing to the Other the most ridiculous beliefs (up to the infamous 400 virgins awaiting the believer in Paradise as the “rational” explanation of why he is ready to blow himself up), i.e., they makes the other ridiculously weird in the very effort of trying to make him “like us.” Here is a passage from one of the propaganda texts distributed by North Korea during the Korean war:

"Hero Kang Ho-yung was seriously wounded in both arms and both legs in the Kamak Hill Battle, so he rolled into the midst of the enemy with a hand grenade in his mouth and wiped them out, shouting: ‘My arms and legs were broken. But on the contrary my retaliatory spirit against you scoundrels became a thousand times stronger. I will show the unbending fighting will of a member of the Workers’ Party of Korea and unflinching will firmly pledged to the Party and the Leader!’" 3

It is easy to laugh at the ridiculously non-realistic character of this description: how could the poor Kang talk if he was holding the grenade with his mouth? And how is it that, in the midst of a fierce battle, there was time for such a long declamatory proclamation? However, what if the mistake is to read this passage as a realistic description, thus imputing to Koreans ridiculous beliefs? In other words, what if the mistake is the same one as that of the anthropologists who impute to “primitive” aborigines celebrating the eagle as their ancestor the belief that they are really descended from the eagle? Why not read this passage - which effectively sounds operatic in its pathos - in the way similar to listening to Act III of Wagner’s Tristan, where the mortally wounded Tristan is singing his (extremely demanding) dying chant for almost an hour - who of us is ready to impute to Wagner the belief that this is possible?

The fundamentalist Islamic terror is NOT grounded in the terrorists’ conviction of their superiority and in their desire to safeguard their cultural-religious identity from the onslaught of the global consumerist civilization: the problem with fundamentalists is not that we consider them inferior to us, but, rather, that THEY THEMSELVES secretly consider themselves inferior (like, obviously, Hitler himself felt towards Jews) - which is why our condescending Politically Correct assurances that we feel no superiority towards them only makes them more furious and feeds their resentment. The problem is not cultural difference (their effort to preserve their identity), but the opposite fact that the fundamentalists are already like us, that they secretly already internalized our standards and measure themselves by them. (This clearly goes for Dalai Lama who justifies the Tibetan Buddhism in WESTERN terms of the pursuit of happiness and the avoidance of pain.) Paradoxically, what the fundamentalists really lack is precisely a dosage of “true” “racist” conviction into one’s own superiority.”

April 23, 2013

April 23, 2013
"Some More Icelandic Saga Hilarity (This sh#t is like 700 yrs. old and is too good to make up)"

"One morning Karlsefni and his men saw something glittering on the far side of the clearning, and they shouted at it. It moved, and it proved to be a uniped; it came bounding down towards where the ship lay. Thorvald, Eirik the Red’s son, was sitting at the helm. The uniped shot an arrow into his groin.

Thorvald pulled out the arrow and said, ‘This is a rich country we have found; there is plenty of fat around my entrails.’ Soon afterwards he died of the wound.”

-Eirik’s Saga

April 21, 2013

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