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last night was full of a lot of strange shit and this post is just to document some stuff so i don't forget it (this is mostly in reference to a party i went to).

i think i may have uncharacteristically revealed my internet identity to some people.

i re-met a girl who i'm very attracted to but who is almost certainly not interested in me. very weird that she was there considering the circumstances under which we first met.

saw nate there. that was weird. he was acting ridiculous (in a good way) and dressed in, i think, a leotard?

enjoyed meeting and talking to a random Person From The Internet who i might not have suspected to get along with as swimmingly.

lost my cane and mustache i guess, unless they turn up. easily re-procurable, but the mustache had sentimental value. we'd been through a lot together.

was totally prepared to speak victorian english, but when it was my moment to shine, i was so drunk that i couldn't think of words like 'preposterous' and 'balderdash'.

went to bed sometime between 6;30 and 7am.

that may be the bulk of what i remember.
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<3 maurice sendak

Reporter: "What do you say to parents who think the Wild Things film may be too scary?"

Sendak: "I would tell them to go to hell. That's a question I will not tolerate."

Reporter: "Because kids can handle it?"

Sendak: "If they can't handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it's not a question that can be answered."

Sendak: "This concentration on kids being scared, as though we as adults can't be scared. Of course we're scared. I'm scared of watching a TV show about vampires. I can't fall asleep. It never stops. We're grown-ups; we know better, but we're afraid."

Reporter: "Why is that important in art?"

Sendak: "Because it's truth. You don't want to do something that's all terrifying. I saw the most horrendous movies that were unfit for child's eyes. So what? I managed to survive."
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"Why should the Arabs make peace? If I was an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural: we have taken their country ... There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country. Why should they accept that? They may perhaps forget in one or two generations' time, but for the moment there is no chance. So it is simple: we have to stay strong and maintain a powerful army" -David Ben-Gurion

as not great of a person as ben-gurion was, at least he was upfront in admitting that they were basically stealing the palestinians land. try and get a single israeli politician to acknowledge this nowadays.
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did you ever really listen to this song? i mean, we all know it. we've all heard it many times. but fucking shit man, it's so stupidly good!

just stop fucking around on the internet for a second and devote the next 3 minutes of your life to listening to this song and realize how good it is, and why it's so revered:
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have you read milan kundera's 'slowness?' it might be about time for me to read it again.

one of my brandywine tomatoes was so gigantic that i was able to use it, and it alone, for a pomodoro sauce i made last week, and there were leftovers.

i saw purple rain again for the first time since i was like 6 or 7. so-so movie overall, but now i can't get his music out of my goddamn head.

i started reading michael pollan's book 'in defense of food' recently and i think it's his best book so far, and i'm going to have to recommend it to everyone i know, and hope that they're not annoyed with me, since it's quite likely that i did the same thing after reading 'the omnivore's dilemma.'

i can make turns on my bike with no hands!

you may already know this, but i can walk on my hands (briefly)!

i can't breakdance =(

i can regular dance!

this post is in lieu of what i really want, but don't know how to say.

take these songs for your troubles:

are you completely fucking sick of the knife's heartbeats yet?? i totally was! this live version might help:

jean grae's best song
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i don't really know what to say. i don't know why i'm so despondent at the moment. i don't know what i want.

i feel like i should give some perspective though. let's go back to the early 2000s. i was living in NY, and i can't say i know what i wanted then, but i can say that i was fairly content. i was:

becoming friends with the people i worked with, (reading about and) ordering lots of drugs off of the internet, driving home late at night in my own solitary, music-fueled world, thinking i was incredibly unique and awesome and not suited for most people, keeping a distance even as i made compromises in my bubble-world.

so i guess that's to say that i've "been there". i've spent the time (if that means anything to you). back then, i felt pretty self-sufficient. what's different now?

i'm a pretty happy person. i like where i am. i like who i am. i feel like things are mostly right. so an irony, i guess, that i'm less content. i crave new experiences, new people, more extreme feelings. SOMETHING. moving out here gave me a grounding. but it's like a moving platform, and i know there's no real ground beneath it, and i have to jump off at some point if i want to go anywhere.

all i know is- i'm reaching. i'm letting desperation show. I DONT WANT STUPID HUMAN PHYSICAL STUPID WHATEVER. yes, i want touching and holding and even sex, but LOOK. i want to feel the communion. it's not OHMYGODWERESOULMATES. it's- hey, we are in the same place. let's share this while we can. it feels so good, and it's rare.

everyone is afraid. i know that. and i don't have any answers. this is why i am where i am. this is why writing these things will do nothing!

there is a 99.9% chance i will delete this in the morning. congrats if you got to see it!
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so i was volunteering for a thing today that i had to wake up at 8:30 for, and i was invited to a party/show last night, so the plan was to leave earlyish. and i did that thing (that i knew was totally possible) where i intended to keep checking the clock throughout the night, but 100% forgot. so at about 1-something, when i finally did, i remembered and decided to go. i don't remember what happened between then and me checking the clock at my apt. at 3:30am, but there's a lot of lost time i can't account for. and when i got up this morning, after a night of heavy drinking and only having slept for 4 hours, i was mildly grogging and THAT'S IT. i felt totally fine. this is why you should eat like i do. also because i'm a nazi and the way you eat is WRONG.

and then the morning before, i woke up with no pants, but a shirt on. it was a pretty fun weekend.

and man, i just got back from riding the streets like they were your mom. only without the propeller hat.

anyway, i don't even remember what the real reason for this post was, but i'm sorry to have left you with more boring details about my real life. i'll try to be a better livergurnaler in the future.

trucker ape

this new system

is largely about displaying all of the things inside of you that you don't want to display yourself (for various reasons).
is about trying to get people to see parts of you that you (for various reasons) are yourself unwilling or unable to show them.
is an outlet that we never really had before.
is a crutch that we're thankful for.
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next-day party pictures

so some of you know that we had a party a little bit ago. it was a success, as these pictures show.

note: this was after i'd already recycled all of the bottles-


someone brought squirt??

and this was all the crap that was sitting outside our door: