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Old Ben and the Sea

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POLITICS +++ CULTURE +++ STRATEGY +++ OBEY1 ON "FORM FOLLOWS FOOLERY" (FFF#19) •"Obey-Funkin Obey is a great mentor; as wise as Maestro योद्धा Muppet, as powerful as Maestrix Dark Meat, and as strategic as Admiral Takbīr Akbar." ―Darth Willhelm Freyywänker III; Raulduke of New Oxfordshire Obey-Funkin Obey; Yoda Maestro; First Chancellor of the 2nd Empire [1871-1890 ABY]    QUOTESQUOTESQUOTES   • "Who's more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows…

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Form, Function, Fairytale

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    FFF#1 :: Form Follows Function :: is a principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design which says that the shape of an artifact/object should primarily relate to its intended function or purpose. :: Roman architect, engineer, and author Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, who first asserted in his book De architectura (probably written between 30 and 15 BC) that a structure must exhibit the three qualities of firmitas, utilitas, venustas >> Solid; Useful; Beautiful…

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Deep-Dive™ | ParBaff®

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PARTICIPATORY RAPTURE ::: ParBaff® (Participatory Bafflegab*) ::: ParGobb® (Participatory Gobbledygook*) ::: ParKaud® (Partizipatorisches Kauderwelsch*) :::   Jabberwocky  by Lewis Carroll 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.   "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!"   He took his…

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Kind Slave Master

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Once upon a time in the Confederacy, a benevolent slave owner named Orrin noticed some of his property acting...restless. When I say benevolent I mean he recognized that a well-fed slave, one with decent housing and a mattress would be more productive. So Orrin went the extra mile to provide certain amenities, certainly more than his neighbor the Cruel Slave Master, who had a different business philosophy. This Cruel man starved his chattel and then whipped them to extract as much labor as possible…

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HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL (AGES 4+)

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::: IOPS International Geographic Inquirer KIDS ::: by the Gnome Knights of the Ontological Tab-*1337* and President Destiny Hope Cyrus-Montana #1 What is global warming? #2 Dada2025 Interview  #3 Copin' with Lie$ | Weather Forecast #4 (?!?)    #1  What is global warming? We investigate… We've all heard of it, but what is global warming and what is it doing to our planet? So, what is global warming? Global warming (or climate change), is the process of our planet heating…

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Politics of Rupture

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Politics of Rupture      We start with ecological crisis; both its current unfolding and its immanently exponential threat. Things are bad but we know soon, barring what the IPCC refers to as “rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes”, they will grow worse, much worse. “Rapid” also describes the rate at which each passing moment diminishes available options. It is this tragic reality which conditions any possibility for change or maneuver. Therefore, we…

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Dreams

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2: "You should be more careful what you write. You never know when a future employer might read it." 1: "When did we forget our dreams?" 2: "What?" 1: "The infinite possibilities each day holds should stagger the mind. The sheer number of experiences I could have is uncountable, breathtaking, and I'm sitting here refreshing my inbox. We lived trapped in loops, reliving a few days over and over, and we envision only a handful of paths laid out ahead of us. We see the same things each day, we respond…

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CALM | CONTENT

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We will never be able to perfectly share with others how we perceive or experience life. We may forever remain little islands adrift through consciousness, fading in and out on the horizon. Know this: if you do feel alone or forsaken, out there somewhere, at some time in the past there is a person in this abyss who has shared those feelings. I hope others stand up for you if that time comes when you need them too and if they don't then I hope you'll believe me when I say that you can make it through…

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