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God bless L7 … the band is back

This should be a splendid documentary.

I saw this band in 1994 in a small Palo Alto club. One of my life’s beautifully overwhelming aesthetic experiences. I pray they come to Vancouver.

Best TV appearance by any band:

Небо лежит с тобой.

The sky is with you.

Blood in America

It’s illegal to sell your own blood, but legal to sell somebody else’s! Capitalism!

Sad respect

“Not for me to understand…Rest in peace CC.” – Mary Lou Lord

“We cannot judge, criticize or blame people who decide to end their own lives. Just be there for those left behind.” – @JudgeDewie

Don Rickles

No one has ever made me laugh so hard.

Espresso

maximgirlsespresso

I did not realize that this was ‘a thing’ until I made a recent trip to Washington. This video is an excellent feature story on the phenomenon:

Nobility

From Clarissa:

For centuries, nothing was more meaningful or more defining than whether one was born to a noble family. One’s entire existence was influenced in every single aspect by the accident of birth into a certain social class.

After WWI, the titles of European nobility started to lose their value. Save for a couple of Windsors or Borbons, the rest of the “nobles” accepted that their titles’ place was on the trash heap of history. I’m sure it wasn’t pleasant for the antiquated aristocrats to see how “nobodies” were stripping them of importance but that’s the march of history for you.

Today the same is happening with citizenship. And people are just as unhappy that the accident of birth that used to give them so much good stuff is becoming meaningless. Like the nobles of 100 years ago, they can’t believe that the lottery win they thought they had gained just by being born in the right place is losing its value.

Of course, their loss is somebody else’s gain. Just like 100 years ago.

“The Accident of Birth”

All of Clarissa’s posts on Liquid Capital and the end of the nation-state are compelling.