Anodyne
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
 
It's raining at Deeks Lake. Fat raindrops stipple the surface of the water. Clouds rise up from Howe Sound, curl above the lip of the valley, and dissipate into the branches of the hemlocks ringing the shore.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
 



"[T]he Prince George E.R. uses the pediatric exam rooms as overflow when busy. The mural on the wall is of dinosaurs - being ridden by people. While there is no plaque that SAYS 'Courtesy of the Prince George Creationist Club,' I have no doubts they're looking to seize the hearts of PG children early. However, I do feel sorry for the poor bastard riding the Velociraptor..."

(via L., upcountry)
 

"Hi I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to [sic] busy you could make a poster for me. . . ."

(courtesy D.)
 
Dept. of Schadenfreude

Amazon.com totally kaput as of 12:33PDT

"At an annual revenue of nearly $27 billion, Amazon faces a potential loss of an average of $51,400 a minute when its site is offline."
 

The Slow Media Manifesto

I'd sign this in a heartbeat!

"11. Slow Media are auratic: Slow Media emanate a special aura. They generate a feeling that the particular medium belongs to just that moment of the user’s life. Despite the fact that they are produced industrially or are partially based on industrial means of production, they are suggestive of being unique and point beyond themselves.

12. Slow Media are progressive not reactionary: Slow Media rely on their technological achievements and the network society’s way of life. It is because of the acceleration of multiple areas of life, that islands of deliberate slowness are made possible and essential for survival. Slow Media are not a contradiction to the speed and simultaneousness of Twitter, Blogs or Social Networks but are an attitude and a way of making use of them.

13. Slow Media focus on quality both in production and in reception of media content: [c]raftsmanship in cultural studies such as source criticism, classification and evaluation of sources of information are gaining importance with the increasing availability of information."


 

ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): Make Way for Dionne Warwick, 1964 (esp. the orchestration of The Last to Be Loved)
Monday, June 28, 2010
 
I recall your darkness when it crackled like a thundercloud
 

In the Land of Make Believe
(Burt Bacharach /Hal David)

In the land of make believe
You’re mine tonight
Although you are far away
In the land of make believe
I’m holding you tight

The silver moon is shining above
And there’s love in your eyes
And I’m kissing you
Like I used to do
Yesterday in paradise

I’ve been living in the land of make believe
Since you’ve been gone
I need you so much
That without your love
I must deceive myself
To go on

Your loving hand caresses my face
We embrace tenderly
Never will we part
Deep down in my heart
You are always here with me
You are always here with me
In the land of make believe
In the land of make believe
In the land of make believe

Your loving hand caresses my face
We embrace tenderly
Never will we part
Deep down in my heart
You are always here with me
You are always here with me
In the land of make believe
In the land of make believe
In the land of make believe
In the land of make believe
 

Yonge and College, courtesy Richard Lautens
 

Waste My Time, Please

Shoppers Drug Mart Canada Post counter. Line-up six deep. Our man joins the end of the line, which slowly counts down:

CP LINE-UP: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. . .

CP GAL: I can help the next customer here!

BUDGING GUY: Excuse me! I just need a stamp!

CJB: The thing is, I've been waiting fifteen minutes already. In this line-up.

BG: Yeah but guy! I've gotta get to work!

CJB: Wait a bit. It won't kill you.

BG: Asshole!

[CP transaction]

CPL: ...your change. And your receipt. Have a nice day!

CJB: Thanks!

BG: Wait for me in the parking lot, asshole. I'm gonna kick your ass!

CJB: No you're not. You do, you're gonna be even later for work.

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