066 – DesperadoJoke

This reminds me of a joke.

This guy comes into a bar…
…walks to the bartender and says…
…” Bartender, I got a bet for you.
I’ll bet you $100 that I can piss…
…into that glass over there…
…and not spill a drop.”
The bartender looks at the glass.
It’s feet away.
He says…
…”You’re telling me
you’ll bet me $100 …
…that you can piss,
standing here…
…into that glass,
and not spill a single drop?”
Customer looks up and says:
“That’s right.”
Bartender says, “You’ve got a bet.”
The guy goes, “Okay, here we go.”
Pulls out his thing.
He’s thinking about the glass.
He’s thinking about the glass.
Thinking about his dick.
Dick, glass, dick, glass,
dick, glass, dick, glass.
Then he lets it rip. Continue reading “066 – DesperadoJoke”

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065 – ThinkForYourself

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the religious, the educational authorities — who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing — forming in our minds — their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.

TIMOTHY LEARY
How to Operate Your Brain

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062 – Active-B, triclosan, anti-bacterial soap myth

…Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation. However, data showing effects in animals don’t always predict effects in humans. Other studies in bacteria have raised the possibility that triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. …
How can I tell if there is triclosan in a product that I am using?
Antibacterial soaps and body washes, and toothpastes are considered over-the-counter drugs. If an over-the-counter drug contains triclosan, it will be listed as an ingredient on the label, in the Drug Facts box. If a cosmetic contains triclosan, it will be included in the ingredient list on the product label.

– What consumers should know
http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm205999.htm


WTF – hindustan unilever again:

Active-B:
At the same time that Hindustan Unilever was participating in the “health in your hands” initiative, for example, the company was modifying the material qualities of Lifebouy soap by introducing the anti-bacterial agent “Active-B’, or triclosan. In India this new ingredient was used to market the brand’s enhanced health-protecting qualities and heightened effectiveness over other soaps. Yet the same business-school case studies that applauded Hindustan Unilever’s involvment in the global handwashing initiative also noted that the decision to incorporate triclosan was taken despite ongoing debate in scientific and public forums in the US about the health risks associated with adding anti-bacterial agents to household hygiene products …
Conroversy over risks of triclosan inttensified in the late 1990s when findings published in Nature showed that under laboratory conditions triclosan induced genetic changes to bacteria … The authors suggested that the widespread use everyday household products containing triclosan could lead to appearnce of multi-product resistant super-germs.

As the business-school case studies report, these US-based controversies have not impinged on Unilever’s use of triclosan in household products for markets in India.
Introductory readings in anthropology – Global and local: Societies, Environment and Globalization p.236
http://books.google.com.eg/books?id=2-TWAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA236&lpg=PA236&dq=unilever+triclosan&source=bl&ots=LzY0HKn92q&sig=U–TJ73TgihwzRKFqquaN8cOPCI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oKqIU5akB4fZ4QSOuYCoDA&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=unilever%20triclosan&f=false


at last but not the least, Thank you Minnesota for raising this flag
…A recent University of Minnesota study has shown levels of triclosan in lake sediment has been increasing. Scientists fear this could promote the growth of resistant organisms. If we want high concentrations of triclosan to be useful in an industrial or medical setting, maybe we can’t be dumping it down the sink every day. At the same time, research indicates the benefit of using antibacterial hand soaps and other consumer products might be very close to zero — regular soap matches the effectiveness of triclosan soap in many studies.
About 75% of hand soaps use triclosan in the US, and Minnesota isn’t the first state to look at banning it. Several others are considering enacting similar legislation. There is even talk of the FDA stepping in after the agency announced last year that it was planning to reevaluate the use of triclosan in consumer products. If a few more states ban the chemical, manufacturers will have little choice but to go along. So, if you meet a Minnesotan, it’s probably still safe to shake their hand.
http://www.geek.com/science/minnesota-becomes-the-first-state-to-ban-antibacterial-hand-soap-1594414/

كلّما جرّحتُ هذي البرتقالهْ
تتبسّمْ
ربّما علّمها الحبّ وأعطاها جماله
ربُّها أو طفلُ مريمْ
كلّما أوغلتُ في البحر نأى الشاطئ عنّي
ولكي أسترجعَ الشاطئ في البحر أغنّي
كلّما امتدّت إلى النجم يميني
كان برقٌ خاطفٌ أسرع منّي
كلّما أوضحتُ ما كانت تقول الشجره
خَذَلتني سوسةٌ نائمةٌ في الثمره
هكذا نبدأ من حيث انتهينا
لا لنا شيءٌ ولا شيءٌ علينا»1

محمد علي شمس الدين «النازلون على الريح» (دار الآداب).1 –  

من مقالة لأنسي الحاج

059 – TheSaneSociety

This world and yonder world are incessantly giving birth:
every cause is a mother, its effect the child.
When the effect is born, it too becomes a cause and gives birth to wondrous effects.
These causes are generation on generation, bit it needs a very well lighted eye to see the links in their chain.

Rumi

Peaceful Living

THE EDITOR'S JOURNAL

logics numbers

My Favourites?

Frankly, I like them all, but I think what resonates most with me would be 2, 3, 4 and 6. With no.6 I used to think one had to have all the answers, then I grew up and realized that you didn’t. The journey is as important as the destination….plus you might not even get there!

Your Favourite(s)?

And why?

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€ – on the history of beauty and ugliness

Famed Italian author, philosopher and professor Umberto Eco says beauty is boring and he’ll take ugly every time.

At least, that’s what he told a packed house last night at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
“Ugliness is unpredictable and it offers us an infinite amount of possibilities,” the author said during his free lecture on the history of beauty and ugliness.
The much-anticipated talk, presented by UTM’s Department of Language Studies and the Snider Lecture Series, was webcast live around the world. About 1,000 people attended.
Eco is a world-renowned literary critic, novelist and philosopher. He’s a professor of semiotics (the study of signs) who has written numerous books on that topic and on linguistics, esthetics and morality. His first novel, The Name Of The Rose, is a best-seller.
Last night the professor from the University of Bologna delivered a humorous speech on the subjects he chronicled in his two most recent books, On Beauty and On Ugliness. But he focused mainly on ugliness because, “beauty is boring.”
In contemporary culture, he said, characters such as E.T., the funny-looking little extra terrestrial in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film, are considered lovable despite being unappealing to the eye. The same can be said for dinosaurs and Pokemon.
Conversely, some of today’s fashions would be considered repulsive by people in the Renaissance period, Eco said.
“Youngsters tattoo and pierce their bodies so that they look more like Marilyn Manson than Marilyn Monroe.”
But, he said, a girl with a belly button ring could still take part in a march to raise awareness to help starving children in Africa, which is a beautiful thing.
He talked about modern images of starving children with skeletal bodies and bloated bellies, and pictures of concentration camps.
“We know these things are ugly,” he said, “but they can evoke compassion.”
In historical times, Eco said, ugly monarchs wee considered attractive because of their power.
In art, he said, ugly things can be portrayed beautifully. But, artists can produce ugly representations of beauty, such as paintings done by Adolf Hitler.
For a longest time, Eco said, ugliness was defined as the opposite of beauty. In the last century and a half, though, it has become defined and chronicled for itself.
2008-10-09 08:06:58.000
Umberto Eco

the webcast:
http://videolectures.net/cd07_eco_thu/

θ – on Beauty

Ask a toad what beauty is, the to kalon? He will answer you that it is his toad wife with two great round eyes issuing from her little head, a wide, flat mouth, a yellow belly, a brown back. Interrogate a Guinea negro, for him beauty is a black oily skin, deep-set eyes, a flat nose. Interrogate the devil; he will tell you that beauty is a pair of horns, four claws and a tail. Continue reading “θ – on Beauty”

⊕ – i received a crash course in postmodern thought

during my first semester at Swarthmore college. In a lesson that was to be repeated throughout my undergraduate education, the professor opened the class by admonishing us to reject binary thinking. As the class was staring at her dumbfounded, she divided the chalkboard in two with a thick vertical line and asked us to name the dualisms that structure our world. After she provided a few examples to get us started – male/female, white/black – we jumped into the game, calling out binaries one after another: rich/poor, smart/stupid, human/animal, cool/lame, skinny/fat … The game went on until the board was full and the air saturated with chalkdust. Pausing a moment, our comparative literature professor asked us if we noticed anything odd about the list we had constructed.
Looking at the chalkboard, we saw an easy answer: on the left of the line were “good” terms – cool,skinny, rich, smart, white – and on the right were their counterparts, the derided terms. In an instant, our class grasped an essential precept of postmodern philosophy: Western thought has hitherto divided the world into a series of binary oppositions that privilege one side over the other. The political implications of the lesson were clear: Oppression can be traced back to the way we think, and hope of liberation rests on escaping this binary thinking.
The postmodern project of overcoming binary thought, however, is more difficult than it may appear. First of all, one cannot simply flip the terms and privilege what was once diminished – that would merely replicate the binary in reverse.
The issue is not which term is privileged but the false belief that existence can be divided into two distinct, competing parts. Thus the task of the postmodern activist became the blurring and problematizing of distinctions in order to destroy dualist thinking. It was all done in the name of political liberation. At least that was the intended goal.

Continue reading “⊕ – i received a crash course in postmodern thought”

050 – Down By Law

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Excuse me. Do you say in English,
”I look ‘hat’ the window,”
or do you say in English,
”I look ‘hout’ the window”?
Well, in this case, Bob, I’m afraid
you gotta say, ”I look at the window.”
So, uh, Za… Jack.
Jack, why-why are you put in this place?
I don’t know, Bob. It was, like,
voodoo or something, you know?
I was framed. I’m completely
innocent. You understand?
– Yes. You are innocent man. I understand.
– Yeah.
And you, my friend, Zack, Continue reading “050 – Down By Law”

♠ – symbol

NDposter
Social concious did indeed play a big part in visual communication and graphic design in Britain throughout the 1960´s in the height of fears of the threat of nuclear war, whereupon this poster was created as a reaction to stop British disarmented, a logo which we now associate with peace, with the skull image representative of the nuclear bomber.

® – Gestalt

Gestalt
the whole is different from the sum of its parts

الجشطلت
الكل مختلف عن مجموع أجزاءه

◊ – A Thought To Marketeers

here is something to think about, how about we think of another paradigm for segmentation -when it is needed- that is based on taste and culture. instead of race, gender, color, and income.

047 – Building Alternatives To The Current System

“My goal in the long run and from now on is preparing the ground to convert my trail in a popular lawsuit against banks and everything which it represents, therefore by extending it to the current capitalist system. A trial that could be both a new tool for reunion and strengthening all those who are to build an alternative society to the present.
If this idea goes ahead and I get to return someday to carry it out, will be if a majority of you also believe it, if you are willing to win that trail, if you think it will have a beneficial effect for our fight. I hope to move it forward someday, since it’s going to be the way to come back and never hesitate, that I want to come back to be again amongst you all, but I don’t think it’s only me to decide. I would like to ask you to discuss this in the meetings of the gropus and meeting places and thus would be then, that we could decide.”

Enric Duran

A world of shit

Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for

you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.
Who is marching coast to
coast and far across
the sea?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)
Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)

Forever let us hold his banner high.
High. High. High.
Come
along and sing a song and join the
family.
M-I-C-K-E-Y
M-O-U-S-E.
Continue reading “A world of shit”

042 – The SLAP

But all the characters in The Slap are touchy, and that seems to be part of Tsiolkas’s point – in the Australia of the 21st century, multiculturalism has won. People of all ages, all ethnic groups and all political persuasions are interconnected and intermarried, and, at least some of the time, they just can’t handle it. The Slap, which was first published in Australia in 2008 and has since won the Commonwealth prize, is a “way we live now” novel, and it is riveting from beginning to end. Continue reading “042 – The SLAP”

feat. fello blogger – On writing and getting published

Should the object be to change the face of the earth? Haven’t I done it already just by being here???  And the same goes of course for every human being in this planet. We are all important, we have our special talents, characteristics, attributes. If we take the population of the earth in 2014, there is a minority who has the possibility to write fiction. And among these people, not everyone will want to get published and not everyone will succeed.

Continue reading “feat. fello blogger – On writing and getting published”

☆★WarmteKalmte★☆

Let my eyes•Breathe through you•My hands•Look through you•My lips feel you soul•Feel the warmth•of my see•And the calmness•From my lips rest …•The power•That my eyes•You levitate•Let my heat•Give you a offer (translated by lalocabrujita)

lalocabrujita

Laat mijn ogen
Door je heen ademen
Mijn handen
Door je heen kijken
Mijn lippen jou ziel voelen
Voel de warmte
van mijn zien ..
En de kalmte
Van mijn lippen rusten …
De kracht
Die mijn ogen
Je laten zweven
Laat mijn warmte
Je een mooie plekje geven

La Brujitaaa

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∇ – Eco

Semiotics is “a scientific attitude, a critical way of looking at the objects of other sciences.”
Umberto Eco – 1974

٠٠٥ – في البدء ما بعد

والآن ، ماذا تفيد البادئة “مابعد” إلي الحداثة، و فيم تتميز عنها؟
تفيد ان ما بعد الحداثة مشروط بما تم في الحداثة، كما هو الحال فيما بعد الحرب العالمية، أو ما بعد الحرب الباردة. فليست إمتداداً أو تكملة لما قبلها، بل تجاوز، بالمعني الفلسفي، أي هي نفي و احتواء معاً. أو بعبارة أخري، تجاوز إخفاقالمرحلة السابقة. ولذا لابد لبيان ما بعد الحداثة أن يصرح بما يتجاوزه، مما يدعونا إلى مقارنتها بالحداثة التي تخطتها. Continue reading “٠٠٥ – في البدء ما بعد”

♥ – A jewel, the essence

There is now an important critical literature on the representations of women in the media and western art. John Berger’s book Ways of Seeing provides an accessible introduction, and Laura Mulvey’s famous essay on the male gaze launched an important literature in the field of cinema. And there’s a fine review essay by Paul Messaris available on the web. But Erving Goffman’s somewhat lesser-known study called Gender Advertisements is useful here because he focused on, among other things, poses common to magazine advertisements. “Commercial photographs,” Goffman points out, “involve carefully performed poses presented in the style of being ‘only natural’.” (84) Continue reading “♥ – A jewel, the essence”

the last from good will hunting

Sean’s Office

WILL
You know, I was on this plane once. And I’m sitting there and uh…the captain gets on, he does his whole, you know, we’ll be cruisin’ at 35,000 feet. But then he puts the mic down n forgets to turn it off.

SEAN
mm-hmm.

WILL
And so he turns to the co-pilot n he’s like, “you know, all I could use right now is a fuckin’ blow job and a cup of coffee.” So the stewardess fuckin’ goes bombin’ up from the back of the plane to tell him that the microphone’s still on. N this guy in the back of the plane is like, “Hey, hon, don’t forget the coffee!”

SEAN
You ever been on a plane?

WILL
No, but it’s a fuckin’ joke. It works better if I tell it in
the first person.

- or even a bit older!
The Treachery of Images – René Magritte

 

Through: https://www.facebook.com/bewareofimages

٠٠٤

ما بعد الحداثة ليست كونية و انما كوسموبوليتانية و هو امر مختلف تماما ففضاء ما بعد الحداثة العالمي فضاء هجين اما فضاء الكونية ففضاء موحد. و الكوني لا يتعارض مع القومي -فالثقافة الكونية مثلاً تري إلي نفسها علي انها مجمع لاجمل اعمال الثقافات القومية – اما الثقافة الكوسموبوليتانية فتنتهك الحدود القومية حتماً شأنها شأن المال و الشركات العابرة للقوميات.  ١

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037 – about a girl

SEAN

And BAM! He clocks it. High fly ball down the left field
line! Thirty-five thousand people, on their feet, yellin’
at the ball, but that’s not because of Fisk. He’s wavin’ at
the ball like a madman.

WILL
Yeah, I’ve seen…

SEAN
He’s going, “Get over! Get over! Get OVER!” And then
it HITS the foul pole. OH, he goes apeshit, and 35,000
fans, you know, they charge the field, you know? >

WILL
Yeah, and he’s fuckin’ bowlin’ police out of the way!

SEAN
Goin’ “God! Get out of the way! Get ’em away!”
Banging people..

WILL
I can’t fuckin’ believe you had tickets to that fuckin’
game! Continue reading “037 – about a girl”

034

Thank you for coming, thank you for coming allover,
thank you for coming here is a towel


Reggie Watts – Why S**** So Crazy?

Changing Lanes


368
00:33:35,120 –> 00:33:38,032
You had a fender bender
and the other guy’s gone postal.

369
00:33:38,240 –> 00:33:41,755
I don’t want to kill anybody,
you know what I mean?

370
00:33:42,480 –> 00:33:47,952
I’ve just… never done
this kind of thing before.

371
00:33:48,160 –> 00:33:52,153
– What kind of thing is that?
– I just want my file back. Continue reading “Changing Lanes”

028

Rumor has it that Jesus was not born in Mexico because god couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin


The Counselorn – 2013

Fuck NRA

Permissive open carry states

A state has passed full preemption of all firearms laws. They do not prohibit open carry for all non-prohibited citizens and do not require a permit or license to open carry. Open carry is lawful on foot and in a motor vehicle. It must be noted that while open carry may be legal in such jurisdictions per se, persons openly carrying firearms may be detained and cited by law enforcement officials for disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace in certain locations and circumstances where openly carrying could cause public alarm.

check out the chart for the states which apply these rules:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_carry_in_the_United_States

waking life – bar scene

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(A guy in a bar, actor Steven Prince, talking with a bartender, Ken Webster.)

It was in the middle of the desert, in the middle of nowhere, but on the way to Vegas, so, you know, every once in a while a car would pull in, get gas. It was the last gas stop before Vegas. Office had the chair, had a cash register, and that was all the room there was in that office. I was asleep, and I heard a noise. You know, just like in my mind. So I got up, and I walked out, and I stood on the curb of where the gas station ends, you know, the driveway there. I’m rubbing the sand out of my eyes, trying to see what’s going on, and way down at the very end of the gas station they had tire racks. Chains around them, you know. And I see there’s an Econoline van down there. And there’s a guy with his T-shirt off, and he’s packing his Econoline van with all these tires. He’s got the last two tires in his hands, pushes them into the thing, and then I, of course, I go, “Hey, you!” This guy turns around, he’s got no shirt on, he’s sweating, he’s built like a brick shithouse, pulls out a knife, it’s 12 inches long, and then starts running at me as fast as he can, going AAAAAAAHHHHH. Continue reading “waking life – bar scene”

تشظي

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المبني هو ثناء علي الرخاء المؤسسي الذي اعطي الفرصة لمثل هذه المباني الشاهقة ان تتنافس علي جذب الانتباه في سماء نيويورك بالتأكيد علي هذا الأساس فانه من اكثر المباني الملحوظة. بالخصوص لان سطح المبني متوج بالشيباندال المشقوق. بمثل هذا الكيتش مرجعية المؤرخين اصبحت مرتبطة بعمارة ما بعد الحداثة، اسلوب ساعد هذا المبني في انتشاره. صفة اخري لما بعد الحداثة هو النطاقات الرأسية علي الواجهة التي تؤكد علي طول المبني، هذه التفصيلة تستدعي الارت ديكو، و تدعي الانتباه للبناء الصلب المخفي تحت قشرة من الرخام الوردي. أشبه لناطحات السحاب في القرن العشرين عن المباني الحديثة اللاحقة لفترة الحرب، الواجهة مكسوة بالحجارة بدلاً من قشرة الصلب و الزجاج. التقسيم الثلاثي للواجهة مؤكد بمدخل ضخم و رواق مشاه عند القاعدة، بئر طويل لأعلي بنوافذ عادية و نوافذ عريضة مباشرة تحت تاج المبني. المدخل فخم/مهيب، قوس مصقول يعلوه كُوات مستديرة… Continue reading “تشظي”

brands me

cover for a research paper about ergonomics in visual communications

8 jan 1011

صوفي

لو كنت مسلم هيكون إسلامي: لا يريدون علواً في الأرض و لا فساداً

لو كنت مسيحي كانت هتبقي: رب لا تدخلنا في التجربة

لوكنت يهودي: عبادتك هي إخلاصك في كل ما تفعله، و أرح الدنيا من أفعالك يوم في الأسبوع

a world of oxymorons

they sell it with a promise that it will kill 99.9%* of the germs; only for the safety of your family

it is a lie and a false statement,
it is false because you can never kill 99.9% of the germs and if it happened it will be for fraction of a second.
and it is a lie and a misleading sentence because it is not healthy for you and your family to get rid of “the germs”, this is what immunity is, living with your germs!

* with regular use of the soap

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