Live cams suddenly. Live cams were starting. Live cams have a new way of working. Buffering. Live cams start buffering at the time of any event. A live cam of the day and night makes sure that it all happened. When one enters a room a live cam will begin in January. A live cam is generally in one direction only for the purpose of these tests. For testing live cam feeds. It was savage mammal action, of the human kind. M was drunk in the subway when he made the agreement, the disastrous agreement, to stop the future from happening and to pay everyone four times their money if the future does come down. B should assert a third-party complaint against him alleging that M is liable for any fault found in B because of his nonperformance including everything that happens. Exposed to infinite (and counting!) consequential liability, obviously M must counterclaim everyone, EVERYONE for contributory negligence. Gathering around 9 PM, furious at the rash of police harassment stops, the rioters displayed a keen sense of irony by hauling people from their cars, stealing them, and setting them on fire. They also burned down a school and fired shots at at the cops. The riot is reminiscent of the chaos that spread all across French cities back in 2005 for pretty much the same reason: hard policing. Thousands of Chilean students and teachers took to the streets of Santiago last Wednesday to demand free higher education in the latest in a series of protests that have been going on for well over a year. The cops used water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets, to which the students and teachers responded with stones, Molotovs, and a squad of crack riot dogs — Greece, eat your heart out. Riots like these are fairly common in South Africa, but this time the mayor accused the governing ANC Party's youth wing of manipulating the violence for political gain. Which, to me, sounds pretty irrelevant: Deflect responsibility all you want, Mr. Mayor, your people are still dirt-poor and thirsty. The battle over Aleppo has been raging on for more than two weeks now. Neighborhoods are shelled hourly, bodies pile up in the street. Stephen Collis’s “Poetry and / as revolution” at Jacket2 is pretty great. This roof that you call the sky, will it hold? Acrobats string lines between what we see and what we say. These barricades, they didn’t change anything, did they? The loose combatants now herd together on hills very near here. Are you aware that “a few men gather in caverns in SILENCE?” Tristan Tzara was a made-up name. That reminds me of a story that did not happen one time. I take out the garbage. Someone is in the alley. An orange tree appears set against the sky. A raccoon. I used to carry The Thief’s Journal everywhere. By everywhere I mean: a combination of Europe and Asia. Black coffee in a little cup next to a street thick with diesel fumes. It had a green cover. I gave it away to a man from Iowa; he needed it more than me. You ever stuck a cattle prod down your throat but LIKED THE TASTE? (That’s a metaphor, BTW) Do you think everyone should read Savage Detectives? Fuck no. I mean, I don't know. You know? I work at a Pizza Hut and at a certain point you start to get a feel of how people are. Like my coworkers. Every cook at our restaurant smokes weed, all of them. My manager (married of course) is having an age inappropriate sexual relationship with two of the delivery drivers. We throw out over a hundred pounds of dough and other perfectly good food items nightly. What a waste! No one claims their tips as is federally required. [Laughter] We prank call Dominoes, man. I could go on. You start to get a feel, but. I’m not recommending this book to everyone. However, Prynne’s exposition shows there's something beyond quietism and anti-intellectualism in The Prelude. These may have been what Wordsworth ended up expressing, but we can learn from his path there. This is the transformation of poetic language required to bring the heroic language of Homer, Shakespeare and Milton down to earth. The Augustan poetry of Alexander Pope talked of nature in the present tense, analysing a mechanical, unchanging universe. Wordsworth read John Hutton's Theory of the Earth (1788) and understood fluvial erosion: rivers were not natural fixtures, but historical phenomena. The sound of flowing water recurs, and the words ‘flow’, ‘flux’, ‘influx’ and ‘influence’ form a guiding cluster. The Preludeis not a finished work, but a process. Wordsworth’s flowing diction allows him to include the observations of previous poems as part of a discussion about the nature of feeling and intellect. In Milton, persistent personification aligns individual to general values as part of a symbolic contract; for Wordsworth, the sense of self and others is emergent, the result of activity. This is why, even if we find the honeyed homeliness and nature-rapture stifling, self-congratulatory and slightly ridiculous, The Prelude still matters. The Preludeis full of bright, visionary moments amidst ‘dull’ egoistic observation because it has the idea of the self as self-made rather than defined by an absolute social structure. This makes his poetry revolutionary and critical.
[Note: Sources: Kieran Daly, “Live Cams”, at Gauss pdf; Stan Apps, “This Club Will Have Anyone”, at Gauss pdf; Henry Langston, “World Peace Update”, at Vice, 15 Aug 012; JBR; Stephen Collis, “Poetry and / as revolution”, at Jacket2, 14 Aug 012; Bhanu Kapil, “Culture, emotion, psyche: notes”, at Was Gertrude Stein a Punjabi?, 15 Aug 012; anonymous, and Sean Lovelace, as quoted in Lovelace’s “Interview: Reader Who Recently Finished The Savage Detectives”, at HTMLGIANT, 15 Aug 012; Ben Watson, “Ben Watson: Wordsworth’s Prelude & Beethoven’s Fidelio”, at Association of Musical Marxists, 27 Jul 012]