Tuesday, November 09, 2010


#1 More than 42 million Americans were on food stamps during the month of August. That is a new all-time record, and that number is 17 percent higher than it was one year earlier. In fact, the number of Americans on food stamps is up more than 58 percent since August 2007.

#2 The number of "persons not in the labor force" in the United States has set another new all-time record. The United States has not had such an extended bout of mass unemployment since the Great Depression. The "official" unemployment rate in the United States has been at nine and a half percent or above for 14 consecutive months.

#3 More than 1000 people now live in the 200 miles of flood tunnels that exist under the city of Las Vegas. Once one of the most prosperous cities in the United States, Las Vegas is now little more than a shiny, glittering corpse that it rapidly decaying.


  1. "More than 42 million Americans were on food stamps during the month of August" Hard to believe post-pubescent pop stars have ruined the artistic careers of that many riot grrrls.

  2. Why, Chuckie, be so hard on the riot grrrls? The last time I was underneath Las Vegas, I met A LOT of unemployed riot grrls down there. Most of them had pretty good demo CDs, too.

  3. Hard on them? While their numbers are overwhelming, it is the post-pubescent pop stars I fear. How do we secure our future from this peril? What do I nned to wear?

  4. Nina Power - she's not so bad. Even if her view of space travel is it's something like a water flume ride where you get your picture taken at the critical moment. It would be best to hold out one's symbolic volume of Capital.

  5. Maybe it would be OK for a Swiss cosmonaut to eat chocolate in space, but an Iranian ought to eat a pomegranate, in space. A Russian astronaut ought to drink neat vodka.

  6. ... in space as a space for very basic performance art

  7. What to wear?

    Raw meat.

  8. Pinko, you belong on the Central Committee of the League for Fashionary Struggle.

  9. I humbly accept your nomination, knowing full well that any success I may enjoy is due to the uncompromising support of the masses who would rather cook meat than wear it.

  10. chcolate hates for spring?

    " It would be best to hold out one's symbolic volume of Capital."

    this meme is really bugging me now - in that arte show, the cartoon matrix, where keanu reeves becomes marx, then in this thing zizek becomes keanu reeves and marx....

    all this psoodness, this shallow, vapid, incoherent, vagueness, this Ziznification everywhere.

  11. http://tweevrouwendefilm.nl/filmfragmenten.html
    Lesbian flick restored by the film museum, after a book by the dutch lit
    mecena H Mulisch - fragment 3 is funny

    1 hour 46 vid
    author/activist Peter Gelderloos articulates his views on and experiences
    with pacifists, state repression and international activism.

    wv: preenshi
    ps: your log in req (even though logged in) is annoying

  12. did that snap you out of your foul mood mr mullins?

    wv (childish i know): sworshe

  13. harry mulisch recently deceased
    show a liddull risepic willieya?... i was turned off by his dandytude before i got a chance to start reading him ... don't read that many other dutch authors either

  14. thanks piet, i loved discovery of heaven but i am sentimental. the assault was good too but a little neat.

  15. harry mulisch

    Never heard of him, he died, and so I requested 2 books I got yesterday from NYPL.

  16. I see you are deleting the remarks that you don't like,

    No I don't like any of your remakrs anymore. I am deleting the ones that reveal the names of anonymous people and that publish private stuff. as I have always done.