MANAGED DECLINE


Art. Lebedev for various Moscow Metro stations:

  • РУМЯНЦЕВО in letters made up of multiple lines, all against a backdrop of coloured rectangles à la de Stijl
  • НОВОПЕРЕДЕЛКИНО in stainless steel inset on large stainless-steel panels

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Lewis Hyde, The Gift (as good as is reputed):

Whitman [q.v.] hit upon the idea of exercising his limbs by bending young trees (“my natural gymnasia,” he called them)…. “After I wrestle with the tree awhile, I can feel its young sap and virtue welling up out of the ground and tingling through me from crown to toe, like health’s wine.” […]

Whitman’s nursing during the war had opened him to love. It changed his life. We find no relationships before the war like those he later established with Doyle or with Stafford: Intense, articulated, and long-lasting. And yet, so opened he was also wounded. Something needing cure appeared in his blood. “To touch my person to some one else’s is about as much as I can stand.” It is the sadness of this life that Whitman could not cure himself with a human love. A baffled animal, he turned back to his trees in the end. But as he confides to us before he tells his tale of Timber Creek, “after you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains….”

Beyond the sadness of this life lies its genius, that Whitman was able to find the give-and-take to heal him, to find a green-force to overcome the blood’s decay. He never married his unlettered boy, but he accepted virtue from an even more unlettered nature and gave it speech.

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Knock Off Nº 2, disquisiting about Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras:

— Yeah, we’ve been recuperating – sort of, you know, rehydrating.

— Plenty of fluids. I mean, you take in plenty of fluids, um, in all sorts of ways, on Mardi Gras night, and afterwards you gotta take in more fluids. But yeah, look, Mardi Gras, I always say it’s a total body workout. A lot of guys – you know, Arnold will say it. Your Starting Strength guy, what’s his name? Duffin? Big thighs. What’s his name?

— Mark Rippetoe?

— Oh, Rippetoe, of course. Those thighs. I just remembered thighs; I don’t remember the name. But, uh, you know, all these guys, well, your Jack Donovans, they’re talking about the total body workout, all that Mardi Gras in –

— Rippetoe in the assless chaps and the cowboy boots. He’s from Texas.

— “It’s not a cameltoe. It’s a Rippetoe.”

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☑ Yes 

Russian-American anarchist Michael Malice offers a rough-around-the-edges/rat-bastard/imperious–resentful–blustery persona. Honed to a brilliant shine, that troll persona is what Japanese car designers called “surface entertainment.” I’m a fan. [continue with: Are Michael Malice better than other people? →]

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I wondered if it were possible to wear a full week’s worth of clothing all of which was made in the U.S. and Canada. (Then vary that for warm‑ and cold-weather conditions.) While Uncle Otis in Yorkville has a good selection, expertly explained to me one Saturday by a brown-haired ginger, I had nothing else in mind except L.L. Bean duckboots, which work year-round and of which you must select the made-in-Maine version. Some outlandishly priced outerwear is still made here.

I discovered that Nick Uhlig maintains a list of Canadian-made apparel, much of it for vertical markets like oil rigs. Uhlig’s list is illegible and unreadable and is pointlessly published as a couple of PDFs; of all things the Reddit version is easier to deal with.

So that addresses less than half of my question.

Uncle Otis shitcans self

Uncle Otis closed.

Empty Uncle Otis store

Except no, it didn’t: It moved to Spadina. But you’d have no way of knowing that by standing in front of the actual store.

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“Tweet” by Mildly_Emo (no realtion): the sad truth is, if you don’t look like either of these, you’re worthless to a majority of the white gay ‘community’ ”

Pictured at left is Mr. JOSHUA BERGIN, an homosexualist who runs his own home-reno business in Calgary. He’s achieved a measure of success.

When a queer, a trans*, or an LGBT caterwauls about body positivity, “they” just mean they hate “themself.” Body positivity just means body resentment. Here failure is weaponized against such success; failure is represented by the twink pictured at right, or by any who popularized this “meme.”

I suppose these two phenotypes are implicitly held up against, say, bears. When it comes to body fascism, it is musclebears who are the problem. Guess who will be last to find out.

Further, queer, trans*, and LGBT are explicitly racist.

In any case, imagine the phenotypes pictured above are your sole choices. Please make your selection now.

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  1. Gods and Monsters (q.v.), dropping by a Hollywood party:

    Brendan Fraser and Ian McKellen look into the distance

    — Who’s that?

    — [Delighted] David! A friend I thought was in New York.

    — No, I m— the girl.

    Elizabeth Taylor smiles with two friends

    — Oh, that’s Elizabeth Taylor.

  2. Here we have Mr. KIT DALE, a fighter of some kind from Australia, who has Australian bonhomie and a near-ideal body shape, at his brother’s wedding. Mr. DALE is the one bursting out of his shirt (which should be a size larger).

    Smiling dark-haired lads in bow ties

    Now here is Mr. DALE with what I assume is his date.

    Kit Dale with young woman in black cocktail dress and shearling coat

    At first glance, I had no idea she was even in the photo. Even now I don’t notice her at first. Consistent with sculpture, painting, and photography dating back millennia, this young woman presents beautifully. She’s taller than her date (is it the heels?) and is dressed to get noticed. Notice her I did not.

Kinsey’s scale ran from 0 to 6. I’m a 7.

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