Friday Fiction: Shard Candy by Ian Donnell Arbuckle
by Ian Donnell Arbuckle.
Difficulty: no giving up.
Hard to write, feet not dextrous, ha. Five senses, five simultaneous inputs. Synthesize three for single output.
Public radio address ? pen in hand, now, foot delicate enough for Braille ? through the aural inputs. Twelve stranded atop house in flood. Restate. Twelve stranded atop house in flood.
Was HST working on a 9/11 expose when he died?
I suppose this sort of speculation was inevitable. If it’s true, I hope we see some of this “hard evidence.”
He’d been working on a story about the World Trade Center attacks and had stumbled across what he felt was hard evidence showing the towers had been brought down not by the airplanes that flew into them but by explosive charges set off in their foundations. ..
Hunter S. Thompson … was indeed working on such a story.
LibertyThink: Hunter Thompson was working on WTC collapse story before mysterious sudden death, warned he’d be ‘suicided’
(via New World Disorder)
Underground comix cover gallery
Covers from comics like Stoned Picture Parade and Weird Trips.
Link (via NWD).
Evolution as a Team Sport
Speaking of Arthur Magazine, here’s Douglas Rushkoff’s first first column for them. Thanks to NWD for the reminder.
There’s a disturbing fundamentalism brewing in the counterculture these days – an aching towards apocalypse as dangerous as that of our counterparts in the reddest of states, and understood just as literally. We are to await the apex of novelty, that singularity when consciousness rises from the chrysalis of matter into a new state, beyond time and maybe even energy. And, of course, only those of us with proper spiritual or psychedelic credentials will be prepared for this inevitability, and make it through the bottleneck at the end of linear history. The rest, well, they finally get their comeuppance.
Douglas Rushkoff: Evolution as a team sport
Explanation of the yin-yang symbol
I don’t known if this is a credible, but it makes sense to me.
Link (No Touch Monkey).
Jason Louv on Ultra-Culture
Jason talks Generation Hex and ultraculture:
Ultimately you can see the Hex-Effect already happening?the release of the book will only intensify it. Key23.net is a good example of what I imagined the forms this movement would take initially, and an inspiration at that. The next step is to take this crazy dream into the physical. I believe the Internet really has become another control system?it’s up to us to use it, not the other way around. Because ultimately, if it’s not happening in the streets, than it’s not happening. And I have nothing but boundless faith that it’s happening. You can see it already. The goals of this emergent Ultraculture are simple?a way of living that is self-defined, not imposed; in which compassion is both the path and the destination; in which hopeful action conquers apocalyptic paralysis; and in which “reality” poses no obstruction.
And when it comes to “ultraculture” don’t forget Arthur Magazine.
Fat Pie: animation and stuff by David Firth
You know the cliche about the car wreck? You don’t want to look but you do anyway? Well, I looked. And I can’t help but point it out to other people. Enter at your own risk.
Link (uh, thanks Matt).
R.I.P. D.W. Cooper
Sad news, Invisible College blogger D.W. Cooper has passed away. I didn’t know him, but I loved his blog.
Not safe for work tributes at Sauceruney’s and Weird Pixie’s.
Friday Fiction: What Happened to Icarus After He Fell to Earth by Andrew Jecklin
What Happened to Icarus After He Fell to Earth
by Andrew Jecklin
The dog?s glow emitted an hypnotic pulse that nearly entrained my mind?if you’ve ever listened to a CD programmed to slow the mind into a beta-state as an aid to meditation and relaxation, then you know what I am talking about. I lost interest in my surroundings, Desiree included. Everything kind of melted away, dissolved into the ether. Spaces widened. Things grew distant. Everything, that is, except for this dog.