“There were evil times when Dorn came up against internet surges of reflex dogma in reaction to the whips and scorpions of his disaffected satire. Hysteria and an easy moral outrage are conditions of Pacific Rim technology.”
– Iain Sinclair. American Smoke p. 259
"I have known and represented over 150 national security whistleblowing cases in Congress and the media. And let me tell you this, I have never seen a case that even comes close to this bizarrely unethical and despicable case."
Twilight of the Yahoo-Yahoo Boys | Blog | COLORS Magazine
You may have never heard of them, but they definitely have your email address. They are the Yahoo-Yahoo Boys; the young Nigerian men who cut wide swaths of cash by preying on the naiveté of moneyed Westerners vis a vis their dreaded 419 emails. […]
There are countless films and pop songs dedicated to their exploits. So much so that in 2010 Microsoft established a “cybercrime rehabilitation project” in an attempt to combat the influence of Yahoo-glorifying rappers and convince young Nigerians that email scams aren’t cool.
Microsoft’s attempts to guide the youth, however admirable, are misplaced. The existence of the Yahoo-Yahoo Boys has far more to do with Nigeria’s disastrous transformation into a petro-kleptocracy than the questionable behavior of rap artists.
Bigup Doog. (Strange how these things do the rounds: the half-life of the magazine feature).
Twitter Maoists = amateur shut-ins
The McRib: Enjoy Your Symptom
In fact, manufactured, technological falseness has become a feature of haute cuisine as much as fast food. As Jeb Boniakowski has argued, apart from context, cost, and class markers, there’s really not much difference between McDonald’s “super-processed” food and molecular gastronomy, the application of food science to haute cuisine.
Less recondite than molecular gastronomy, the French and Italian peasant cuisine that makes up most foodie culture makes great use of offals (lights, tripes and chitterlings when eaten by poors or blacks).
Wieners surprised her. And she astonished him. He was a gay Olson-approved poet who voiced, with the directness of a man on a communal telephone in the lobby of a cheap hotel, his version of the lower depths. He noticed, and logged, the fragrant divas of the city, visiting movie stars. He could customize action from Hesiod with headlines from the Hollywood Reporter: Kenneth Anger plus narcotics plus suicide attempts plus the secret rose.
- Iain Sinclair. American Smoke.
I don’t know if this is normal behaviour, if anyone else feels the city as a network of claws and teeth, an idiot’s hospital, a system of closed cameras and traffic.
Before containers, transport costs ate up to 25 percent of the value of whatever was being shipped. With the extreme efficiencies that intermodality brought, costs were reduced to a pittance. A sweater can now travel 3,000 miles for 2.5 cents; (via The secret world of cargo ships)
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"I love America… I love the way it feels to walk into a 7-11 with a twenty-dollar bill and walk out with beer, cigarettes, beef jerky and a flap of grey market energy pills."