Facebook Status Subtexts


 A Preliminary List My Enviable Life. “I pity you poor fucks who aren’t me.” Cheerleaders Wanted. “Could really use some moral support here, guys … are you out there? Guys?” The Nth Degree. “If you had any real integrity you’d be as bitter, committed, enlightened, open, or all of the…

Meat Space 2.0


When we lived in Durham NC, the Winn Dixie supermarket had a slogan on the awning: “Home of the Meat People.”  Liz and I used to joke about this, imagining creatures assembled from beef cuts, groaning as they limped across the Winn Dixie parking lot. I first heard the term…

RIP Residual Culture


After a life of less than four hours, the Residual Culture blog was incorporated within Immanent Domain. Though I did love the slogan I put on the masthead: "I defy any amateur of painting to love a picture as much as a fetishist loves a shoe" -- Bataille.

Gravity's Pull


In a short matter of hours, I've been drawn back to the graphics from my original home page. Batman and Tinky, truth be told, are more at home in my other blog, Residual Culture. Maybe it's having grown up around heavy machinery. Originally my dad ran an excavation company, so…

Pants on Fire


So once I settled on an image, my original quote didn't work. I felt that Batman & Tinky Winky needed the counterbalance of a more serious quote. Serves me right for being inclined to give text primacy over images. Here's the quote I originally planned on: "The teeth being harder…

And the Winner Is …


Went to sleep and woke up thinking of an appropriate quote for the masthead. Even knowing it could be changed, I still had a tough time. I wanted something thought-provoking without being pretentious; something that reflected my goals without being pedantic. Some also-rans:“The fox condemns the trap, not himself.” –William…