Thursday, 4 March 2021

Those are the hills of Heaven, my love, where you will never win

An urge took me to hear some Steeleye SpanI haven't listened to any since the drink became my only love, and I lost my innocence.

A few days on, four CDs have arrived: Below the Salt; Parcel of Rogues; Now We Are Six and Commoners Crown.

The debit is a longing for the young man of four decades ago, the sharp sense of loss and incapacity. The benefit of sobriety and second childhood is that I have some innocence again.


If th'Span ain't your groove, hep cat, the Thai Elephant Orchestra are bloody good value.


Monday, 15 February 2021

I Metz A Man With Seven Lies

 I doubt that Cade Metz ever actually read Slate Star Codex

The allure of the ideas within Silicon Valley is what made Scott Alexander, who had also written under his given name, Scott Siskind, and his blog essential reading.

But in late June of last year, when I approached Mr. Siskind to discuss the blog, it vanished.
read, as in ran his eyes along the rows of dragon's teeth moving his lips as he went: it was well above his mental pay grade. But the "it vanished" is grossly disingenuous, as it was this same Cade Metz who destroyed Slate Star Codex by threatening to name the author, which the author was in no position to allow
If I write about your blog in the NYT, I'm going to have to name you, because inedritig tegrinti engetrintid
Integrity? Please don't write about it then.
Just waste the fucking blog or I'll doxx you anyway, see?
These days Scott Alexander is going strong as Astral Codex Ten and Cade Metz is despised unusually widely even for an NYT flunky.

But this latest curl of Cade to appear in the Gray Outhouse Lady points up that the Wokist-Leninists, that flock of talentless, spiteful, babyish journos, academics, pols, grifters, social media tyros... depend for their power and influence more than any on the mos maiorum, the rule of law, the Constitution, the same they are so eager to demolish when they want to get whatever trash they're wanting after AND GET IT NOW.

The Wokist-Leninist Klown Kar is careering off to wherever graveyard it may be heading for: the powerful are watching for what they may gain from this demolition


Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Fake Deployment

 

Readers: Oh noes, Trump's PanzerArmee of North Virginia is rolling across the Rappahannock...

Herr Generalblogberst: No it isn't, even Armeeabteilung Steiner at the Battle of Berlin wasn't that much of a delusion.

Readers: But if it's completely imaginary, why are 25,000 National Guard and 4,000 US Marshals and thousands of police needed to garrison Washington, and the FBI to sift out disloyal elements and all the Hitlers...

Blogistorian: I think this is known as Fake Deployment. I wonder if it counts as passive-aggressive, if so the biggest such force in world history. Look out for the First US Gaslight insignia and shoulder patches.

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Over the Pond and Far Away

 








The officer nodded, as if a question had been answered.
"Are there any adults - any grownups with you?"

William Golding, Lord of the Flies, ch12, 1954

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Mistaken Identity

Obviously a Warrior's bison* headdress, and sported by a d00d from Arizona as it happens, so why is Curtis Yarvin going on about a "Viking pillage of the Senate", "Harald Hardrada and his merry men" &c?

A waggish mis-waggery? Curtis is Contemptuous

To be brutally frank, this is one of the problems with cheap history. People think they have a sense of history, when the oldest book they’ve read is something published in 2017 that explains the Byzantine Empire in terms of “Game of Thrones.” Maybe we need to ban the History Channel, until we can figure out what’s going on.

so one must assume he knows what he doesn't know what he's talking about.


*a bison has a beard, a buffalo does not, as almost everybody has pointed out.

Anyhow and meanwhile, there's this fascist coup (no, not the one advertised) going down and nobody much seems to care. Smiling and waving and looking so fine...

Will the old clown be allowed even to survive Inauguration Day? State of OrangeManBad declared, Martial Lawlessness...

Friday, 1 January 2021

Onwards and Upwards

A happy and prosperous New Year to all my reader

Reader: not me, haven't looked in for yonks

Blogista: well, to ME then

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Into That Good Night

 

The longest night is nearly over and

Reader(s): and before the darkest dawn comes the dawn of dawn and

Blogista: we have KC Green to thank for this unconventional but eloquent doggie'n'zeitgeist combo. Thank you, KC.