“Canty soon faced an alternating cycle of unpaid work and job-search placements, his benefits constantly threatened by petty infractions — alleged ‘failures to comply’ (FTC) beyond his control and often lacking a basis in fact. ‘I stopped believing there’d be a job. I said to myself that they gonna keep FTC’ing. Everybody was getting FTC’d.’” “So I used a sharper, more ‘confrontationally clean,’ I guess, font, and made the coloring inside the letters this beautiful little photo of raw meat.” It was only a two-hour drive across Central Florida from Disney World to Weeki Wachee Springs, but the distance traveled was much further, from sleek theme parks, hotels with room service and package vacation deals to a rundown motel with broken Wi-Fi situated across the highway from a thrift store and a Hooters. To get there, I took State Road 50 through mile after mile of swamp and farmland, which was dotted with pawn shops looking to buy guns and gold, and billboards with photographs of babies and reminders that “my heart beat 18 days from conception.” Strip malls were broken up by new town-home complexes, old trailer parks and churches. When I reached the intersection of 50 and Route 19, a faded blue-and-white sign welcomed me to Weeki Wachee Springs, which is both a very small “city” (population: 4) and a 538-acre state park. It is also “the world’s only city of live mermaids.” Yesterday, 30,000 California prisoners refused to eat. The people on the lawn are nice They are adaptable The people on the lawn are pretty cool when you don’t get on their bad side You are so funny and adaptable Can I adopt you It’s like you’re singing all the time in the woods The forest is long It is long gone like a stick. Once, I let a doctor stick a tube down my throat, I was so broke, and take pictures of my esophagus and stomach for $200, the same year I wore an Easter Bunny suit in Quincy Market, my furry rabbit arms around tourists (I’m probably in more of their photo albums than my own family’s). Is this an example of Rachel’s Hyperaesthesia-wha-wha (web.2-in-1??? It is not that we cannot talk Tiqqun talk. Look: The Man-Child has two moods: indecision, and entitlement to this indecisiveness. The Man-Child tells a racist joke. It is not funny. It is the fact that the Man-Child said something racist that is. The Man-Child thinks the meaning of his statement inheres in his intentions, not in the effects of his language. He knows that speech-act theory is passé. Why are you crying? The Man-Child is just trying to be reasonable. This is his calm voice. UPDATED: A Phillips 66 pipeline with a record of prior accidents spilled an estimated 25,000 gallons of gasoline in a remote area outside a small town on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation, but no public health problems were anticipated, federal officials said. This is not like when training a dog you must look it in the eye or other aphorisms of good sense. What’s the word for an undiscovered word? Julia Lesage came to the U of Chicago in 1985 and said that: Citations are world-building, acts not only of admission but of promotion of ways of thought, and so not only feminist but fundamentally what induces others to read what’s inconvenient, not already canonical, and on behalf of capacious *solidarity*. It completely changed my life and practice to hear that. Since I have begun to quote, it is difficult for me to stop doing it (it has already been the next day for a long time, and it is almost seven o’clock in the evening already, and thus questionable whether I can at least finish these notes today); specifically, I want to note down a few more sentences about the meaning of openness to the idea of transcendence – to which, I believe, the idea of utopia would also belong. I wanna know what it’s like to be Scarlett Johannson or what it would be like if I became (I mean actually became) Linux OS gazing tenderly through animal eyes at you from a billboard when you walk by deep in thought over a Mark Rothko painting from 1959. Free Mumia Cheesesteaks. In 4th grade I endured a field trip to Prachovské skály and the Rwanda genocide. After transferring to a language school the Yugoslav Wars took place. People don’t know what they’re thinking about for half a minute. Polarity. Grillwork. A blue flame. Audible. Quick, thin digital, hot, seizing right to acute. I’ll be expecting you. Repeating the tune to a song on the window. The power is out. Exclamation point, question mark, three dots. In this situation, it seems natural to ask: How does the space-time known to all of us emerge from the primary states of quantum gravity? And since normal space-time would be born as a result of the interaction between matter and quantum gravity, can we be certain that each type of matter definitely interacts with a space-time that has the same properties? I mean, he says problems in Israel will be solved by extraterrestrials, and I admit he can overplay the artist thing, but I like his paint-dripped pants and raggedy parka. He has no need to make extraterrestrials concrete. “It’s moment to moment with them, it’s local.” Illicit carcinogens — contrail scars on the Blu-ray — only more better ye butter the saline skyline, yo. I know the Lockheed Martin logo bastardizes stars. But soft, But Lo: a light from a bushel. It is the east and Juliet is the sun. Are there desires running through an impulse, deeper than its source? In 79 AD, Pompeii was buried. Though the fleeing bodies deteriorated, hollow casts of ash formed around them. Most endearing are the mangled dogs. Rock on London. Rock on Chicago. I am the hood, hypergraphic with a new age mysticism. The kaleidoscope of daybreak shatters smooth across horizon. And blesséd are those who mourn, and blesséd are those who organize.
[Note: Sources: E Tammy Kim, “What Separates Welfare from Work”, at Asian American Writers’ Workshop / Open City, 8 Jul 013, as quoted in Shin Yu Pai, FB post, 9 Jul 013; H_NGM_N, FB post, 9 Jul 013; Virginia Sole-Smith, “The Last Mermaid Show”, at NY Times Magazine, 5 Jul 013, via Anne Gorrick, FB post, 9 Jul 013; JBR, but see Paige St John, “California prison officials say 30,000 inmates refuse meals”, at LA Times, 8 Jul 013; Sandra Simonds, “How to Adopt”, at Matter 3; Tony Trigilio, “Total Information Awareness”, at Matter 3; JBR, but see next; Rachel Defay-Liautard, FB post, 9 May 013 (“this is the title of the performance/installation I'm preparing for the Klebnikov carnaval...” -- Rachel, FB comment, 10 Jul 013); JBR; Moira Weigl and Mal Ahern, “Further Materials Toward a Theory of the Man-Child”, at The New Inquiry, 9 Jul 013, via Nina Power, FB post, 9 Jul 013; Matthew Brown, “Gas line spills 25,000 gallons on Montana tribal land”, at NBC News, 5 Jul 013, via Layli LongSoldier, FB post, 9 Jul 013; JBR; Natalie Shapero, “Direct Address”, at Matter 3; Lucy Biederman, “My Walter Benjamin”, at Matter 1; Lauren Berlant, FB comment, 9 Jul 013; Christa Wolf, One Day a Year 1960-2000 (tr. Lowell A Bangerter); Ondřej Buddeus, “Chatroom: The History Of The Coca Cola Trademark In Central And Eastern Europe From 1990 To 2011”, “Peak Oil on Canvas” (tr. Tereza Novická), at BODY, 25 Jun 013 (“The easternmost rock city of the Bohemian Paradise …” – “Prachovske Rocks”); Leonard Kress, “Free Mumia Cheesesteaks”, at Matter 2; Kit Robinson, “Trial de Novo”, in In the American Tree (ed. Ron Silliman); JBR; Barrett Watten, “Plasma”, in Silliman; “Space-Time Is Not the Same for Everyone”, at Science Daily, 9 Jul 013; JBR; Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, “The New Boys”, at The Brooklyn Rail, 10 Oct 08; Jimmy Chen, “Sculpture Garden”, at HTMLGIANT, 9 Jul 013; Nick Demske, “LOCKHEED MARTIN AUBADE”, “POEM STARTING WITH A LINE POSTED BY MurdaMook504 BELOW THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘HOE SUCK MY DICK’”, BODY, 6 Jun 013; JBR]