Friday, June 06, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Nostos Algos

For PSaur:

From Schrodinger's Cat by Robert Anton Wilson:

Benny reflected that this little bit of kidlore had stuck in his memory for nearly half a century and that it must therefore contain some profound Memory.

[...] It was probably the least successful column Benny ever wrote. Virtually nobody understood it and everybody was bored by it. Some readers even wrote protesting letters complaining that the column had been in questionable taste.

Benny was depressed by this reaction. He felt it had been a stroke of genius on his part to rescue from oblivion a genuine American haiku; but even more than that, writing the column had triggered a vast stream of recollection about 1930s Brooklyn which gave him a renewed sense of Roots he had hoped to share.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Crack is Wack!

Melle Mel and Van Silk in WNBC PSA on the dangers of crack. A classic! Over two decades later, their message remains unheeded by many. I mean, crack? Really? Enjoy (the commercial, not the crack -- cuz it's wack)!