Tag Archive: society

POPEYE THE PAINTER MAN

This one began as a statement of leaving it all behind, it being the no longer useful nude and suit couple as personifications of love and work, AKA pair bonding and career building.… Continue reading

LANDFILL OF THE VANITIES

“Vanity well fed is benevolent. Vanity hungry is spiteful.” — Mason Cooley THE TITLE REFERS to, not the Tom Wolfe novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, but to the 1497 event where when… Continue reading

COMMON LAWS

They have common given names, their inherited names are that too. She “took” his as was the custom where they are from, that because their fantasies overlapped. Lust mixed with wishful thinking will… Continue reading

GORILLAS IN THE MIX

We are just apes underneath the designer suits and cocktail dresses. Or in my case, jeans and flannels. We use our big brains to pick and choose which of the myriad apish attributes… Continue reading

BITS OF BOTH

Modernist psychologists theorize that early childhood experiences have a huge impact on how we feel and what we do as adults, whether we realize this or not. Postmodernists, on the other hand, believe… Continue reading

AHUMANISM

Used to be the end of us was to be thus: Given, that we are valued only for what we do, then as our doing could be done more efficiently by machines, it… Continue reading

PERSONA NON GRATA

A personality can be a defense mechanism. From sublimation and rationalization to regression and projection, even acting out and disassociation sometimes. In the real world, you can’t simply be 100% yourself and expect… Continue reading

SUBSISTENCE COOKERY

We are social creatures—so they say—especially so when we eat. There we demonstrate our willingness and ability to maintain friendship and community. And for most of our species’ existence friendships and communities were… Continue reading

CONSUMING CONSUMERS

It’s not artificial intelligence that will spark a singularity, but artificial consumption. That’s the scenario here at Wild Caught Farms. Computers produce useful stuff. They are created by other computers. And they are… Continue reading

ROBOTS IN THE PENTHOUSE?

The image here is the illusion the corporate marketeers at the paradoxically named Wild Caught Farms wants you to see. They want you to identify with the naive and happy lad from a… Continue reading