“Look!” I shouted to one of my best friends. “A Mickey Mouse sweater.” She was all, “You should totally get it.” The underground is simmering, simmering, simmering. Now I am terrified at the Earth, it is that calm and patient. And Mira Sorvino is playing one of “those women” who will do anything not to lose “her” man -- including chaining up her rival for this young dude’s affection in the basement and sawing her limbs off. She apparently is going to kill a bunch of other people as well. All for this dude who’s playing it a little lukewarm but clearly does sort of dig her. That's not enough. Today’s question is a debate as old as horses, or ducks, or debates. It’s been a staple of Reddit AMAs for some time and its origins are shrouded in mystery; undeniably, it gets at something at the core of our humanity. Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or a hundred duck-sized horses? The horse-sized duck would be terrifying — Christ, imagine that beak — but the horses might overwhelm you, and kicking dozens of tiny horses is an ugly, ugly thing to do. So how about it? Which would you prefer? “As most network executives can tell you, the mediation of a life on television — like an emotion — is short-lived, and the reality behind the play reality is hardly a luxury because it is about transforming something into nothing: each minute of the viewer's unpaid leisure time becomes work time in order that we may resemble quasi-celebrities like ourselves.” Like, “Bain Caption is an ion passenger which was formed to invest in startup comperes and ongoing comperes, then to take an active handgun in managing them and hopefully, five to eight yetis later, to hatbox them at a significant profit … The funnel was formed on September 30th of last yeti. It's been about 10 moors then. It was formed with $37 mince in invested cassette. An additional $50 mince or so of what I’ll call a call poppy, which is monocle that we can call upon if the debs are large enough that they require more than a $2 or $3 mince domicile inkling ion. Why in the wraith did Bain and Compere get involved in this kinswoman of a butcher? We're particularly noted for having yetis and yetis of exploitation. Three rebroadcasts. We recognized that we had the potty to develop a significant and proprietary fluke of butcher opuss. Secondly, we had concessions and exploitation which would allow us to identify potty vanity and hidden vanity in a particular ion cannery. And third, we had the consulting rests and mandrill skips and mandrill rests to become actively involved in the comperes we invested in to help them realize their potty vanity.” The here is dizzy with the fact of nothing happening -- well, I already said that -- as I thought it … etc, etc: would. Who cares? Life is better when it is mysterious and you have failed in a spectacular way to predict the future, something that is at odds to one’s upbringing as a palm-reader. The air is real to me, flooded with sea-level particles. Til Tertis told me, I didn’t realize I always played sharp. And blackbirds. And the smell of jerk chicken. I’m happy tonight, in the middle of the night in England -- even though the facts are wrong, were wrong, can only get worse! Or better. Who cares? Relax. Dronestrike™ flavored Doritos©, baby. It’s what the market wanted. 4G? Swoosh, dead. Richard writes: I’m sure you know of Javier Sicilia’s peace caravan.
[Note: Sources: Seth Oelbaum, “Mickey Mouse Sweaters”, at HTMLGIANT, 27 Sept 012; Walt Whitman, “This Compost”, at Underground Ecocriticism, 24 Sept 012; William Keckler, “And …”, at Joe Brainard’s Pyjamas (The Sequel), 27 Sept 012; “Would You Rather Fight a Horse-Sized Duck or a Hundred Duck-Sized Horses?”, at Vice, 27 Sept 012; Tan Lin, SEVEN CONTROLLED VOCABULARIES AND OBITUARY 2004. THE JOY OF COOKING, as quoted in Mitch Taylor, FB comment, 27 Sept 012; JBR; Susan M Schultz, “Mitt +8: the Bain tape (off Mother Jones)”, FB comment, 27 Sept 012; Bhanu Kapil, “Nothing”, at Was Jack Kerouac a Punjabi?, 27 Sept 012 (apparently the blog name has changed back); JBR, but see John White, Lionel Tertis: The First Great Virtuoso of the Viola; Erik Stinson, “Adam Smith’s Multi-Touch Invisible Hand”, at HTMLGIANT, 27 Sept 012; JBR; Richard Lopez, email rec’d 20 Sept 12:24 AM PDT]