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MERE PSEUD BLOG ED.

6.29.2006

Take his job and shove it



Thoughts on the current situation, from an online Jungian:

Evil itself is a power, or principality that transcends the merely human dimension, as it is archetypal in nature and thereby is a content belonging to the collective unconscious. Bush is simply a deluded human being who is dangerous because of his position of power, which allows him to act out his pathological process on the world stage. We do not want to make the mistake of attributing evil -- an archetypal content of the collective unconscious -- to Bush as a person.

Or how about this, from one of those funny e-mails that loved ones are always forwarding to your inbox:

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old Texas rancher, whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to former Texas governor, George W. Bush and his elevation to the White House. The old Texan said, "Well, ya know, Bush is a 'post turtle'." Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was. The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle." The old man saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain, "You know he didn't get there by himself, he doesn't belong there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, and you just want to help the dumb bastard get down."

From Lee "Scratch" Perry's Arkology, further assessment:

6.15.2006

Public Image Ltd - Poptones

Trawling YouTube has reintroduced me to this song. Taken from the Old Grey Whistle Test, this performance is about half the length of the album cut and yet somehow has considerably gained hypnotic power. The way Rotten draws out his words is less shrill, but there's some synergy between the players that really beguiles -- it's not punk, it's not prog, it's not pop or jazz, so what is it? Today we know the answer is, regrettably, "post-punk," but the inventiveness and, dare I say, magic of music like this really belies the dull utility of that term.

On the Beeb, and along the same lines:

Public Image Ltd. - Poptones (BBC version)