“Odd Future recognizes more than they’re supposed to about the way adults perceive them. […] A societal fetish for youth only functions properly if the objects of attention aren’t looking back.”—from The New Inquiry on Odd Future
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”—Isaac Asimov
Optics, lenses, college acceptance, junior sporting academies, tennis drills, prescription pharmacology, jumping across train tracks, non-prescription pharmacology, Quebec, Quebecois separatism, half-way houses, addiction, AA, NA, CA, taking a mental health history, reasons for and against inflating the ‘lung’, cinema, art cinema, film criticism, football, punting, howling fantods, unarmed combat, armed combat, firearms, robbery, wheelchairs, asphyxiation, microwaves, plagiarism, radio broadcasting, hosting of radio shows, higher powers, Eschaton, the Eschaton incident of Interdependence Day in the Y.D.A.U., waste disposal, radioactivity, cults, urine testing, applications for Visine bottles, telephony, videophony, betting, counter-betting, air displacement generators, basic human decency, begging, adhesive properties of cold glass, veils, terrorism, and of course variations of ‘I’m sorry’ repeated softly into a camera for around thirty minutes.
“… the phenomenon of modern party-dance is incompatible with self-consciousness, makes for staggeringly unpleasant situations … for the at all self-conscious person. Modern party-dance is simply writhing to suggestive music. It is ridiculous, silly to watch, and excruciatingly embarrassing to perform. It is ridiculous, and yet absolutely everyone who does it, so that it is the person who does not want to do the ridiculous thing who feels out of place and uncomfortable and self-conscious … in a word, ridiculous. Right out of Kafka: the person who does not want to do the ridiculous thing is the person who is ridiculous… . Modern party-dance an evil thing.”—David Foster Wallace — The Broom of the System