Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"There is no community in England; there is aggregation, but aggregation under circumstances which make it rather a dissociating than a uniting principle. ...It is community of purpose that constitutes society. Without that, men may be drawn into continguity, but they still continue virtually isolated. ...in cities that condition is aggravated. A density of population implies a severer struggle for existence, and a consequent repulsion of elements brought into too close contact." --Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil (1845)

The Archdruid Report. Last Wednesday's goes from Frank Lloyd Wright's roofs leaking to the interesting neologism "dissensus".

   "Top Cause of Death Changing"

vapor trails
spreading in the far cerulean
flying octopi
on an ammonia world

Dieselpunk. (via Metafilter) --I guess the recent Iron Man movie signals Hollywood's embrace of this aesthetic.

Harry Potter et Philosophi Lapis.

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