Saturday (and Sunday) Morning Miscellany
Quote of the week:
"Art can be described as a psychopathic response of the race to the stresses of existence..." the goal of art [is] to be " not the rupture of appearance and the emergence of a traumatic "Real," but rather the purposeful adaptation of appearance to Reality"
(Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics", Steven Shaviro)
Sighted on the Internet:
"President Obama has literally changed the direction of the world, from one teetering on the brink of a third world war to one placing value on peaceful solutions, mutual respect, and working together to solve common problems. In the meantime he saved this country from another major Depression - probably other countries along with us. Yeah, Obama definitely deserved that prize."
And from the Arab Blogosphere, a revealing discussion of hymenoplasty and its cheaper alternatives ( what's that? Read on, and be enlightened...)
"By the way, why were the jews kicked to the desert without a homeland for 2000 years???? I think it is because they were just as rotten, evil, murdering dogs back then as they are now. I guess i will just wait and see what God will do to them this time:):):) I'll make the popcorn and wait for those jews who never experienced the holocaust to start wah wahing about their suffering every time they committ an atrocitiy and use that as their excuse to murder and maim other innocents. History will always repeat itself for those dirty jews because they are evil and God always gives them another chance to redeem themselves, but it is impossible once someone has made a pact with the devil. And this is an original American saying this. So answer first, and then i will answer.
Charlotte Osborne proud to be Amrican but not not proud that our country kisses jewish ass" (source)
Worth your time:
@ Mick's: The Chicago Street: a photo gallery
@ Solomonia: here and here
@ The Spine: here and here
Stephen Harper and Yo Yo Ma , a Beatles song
Hodja Story: God's way
One day four boys approached Hodja and gave him a bagful of walnuts.
"Hodja, we can't divide these walnuts among us evenly. So would you help us, please?"
"Do you want God's way of distribution or mortal's way?"
"God's way," the children answered.
Hodja opened the bag and gave two handfuls of walnuts to one child, one handful to the other, only two walnuts to the third child and none to the fourth.
"What kind of distribution is this?" the children asked baffled.
"Well, this is God's way," he answered.
"He gives some people a lot, some people a little and nothing to others. If you asked for mortal's way I would have given the same amount to everybody."