Sunday favorites

Isaiah 5:8

Ah, you who join house to house,
who add field to field,
until there is room for no one but you,
and you are left to live alone
in the midst of the land!

  • Victor

    Fred that reminds me of the early sixties when I was taking my two year occupation high school course and believe “IT” or not this was a course that our society made for let’s say the not so bright of our society. Anyway long story short, after repeating my grade nine and then going into grade ten,  I think that our science teacher got to like me a little and if memory serves me right his name was “Mr Brunt”.  Anyway, this good teacher told me that we shed millions of cells every day and some of them just happen to be brain cells.

    I hear ya! Victor what does that have to do with our topic “Sunday favories?

    SMARTEN UP sinner vic! NOW! HOW YOU GOING TO GET ME OUT OF THIS ONE?

    Lighten UP Victor! Just tell Fred and his readers that With GOD (Good Old Dad) All Things are Possible “Matthew 19:26 and if they won’t buy that then just tell these E.S. Cell humans that  The WORD of the LORD endures FOREVER 1 PETER 1:25 butt whatever you do, don’t charge them for “IT”! :)

    Really? That will save me, myself and i sinner vic?

    For NOW Victor!

    Go Figure?

    Peace

  • SisterCoyote

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WShnO6XOwQ&feature=relmfu

    (I don’t know the opening show, so I kinda skipped to 30 seconds in. But it’s relevant.)

  • Dash1

    I think this quotation reflects quite a lot more smarts on the part of Isaiah’s audience than on the part of the current 1%. The Rick Santellis and the “We are Wall Street” guys give the impression that they think they could get along just fine without the rest of us. Isaiah’s wealthy would know better. The idea of finding yourself all alone in your giant house in the middle of emptiness would have looked like a threat to the wealthy person of Isaiah’s time, and probably a promise to Mr. “We are Wall Street.” Until of course he realized that he had eliminated the producers, handlers and stockers of his food, among other things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=659001961 Brad Ellison

    What?

  • http://jamoche.dreamwidth.org/ Jamoche

    Until of course he realized that he had eliminated the producers, handlers and stockers of his food, among other things.

    The ever-classic Bob the Angry Flower: Atlas Shrugged 2 (not to be confused with the movie that’s currently in the theatres)

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

    Incidentally, someone pointed out to me that Atlas Shrugged 1 made no money, so its backers have decided to override the free market and spend their own money making a movie they can be reasonably assured will flop, because they think the message of St. Ayn is so important that the people deserve to have it converted to film, to better all of mankind at the sacrifice of their own money.

    And this thought would horrify Ayn Rand.

    (Though someone else pointed out to me that “The public are scum who don’t know what’s good for them, so the producer-class should just make what they want to make and force the parasites to buy it anyway” is a major element of the plot of “The Fountainhead”)

  • EllieMurasaki

    Though someone else pointed out to me that “The public are scum who don’t know what’s good for them, so the producer-class should just make what they want to make and force the parasites to buy it anyway” is a major element of the plot of “The Fountainhead”

    Hell with The Fountainhead. That’s the guiding philosophy of Big Media. Don’t make things that pass the Bechdel test, or the race-Bechdel test, or God forbid the queer-Bechdel test, or if you do then either make them on a budget too tight to advertise or make them crappy; either approach minimizes sales. Don’t make something original when you can continue a franchise instead. And for the love of all things holy don’t make anything that might make the audience sympathize with people on the down side of the kyriarchy.

  • ASeriesOfWords

    I don’t understand a word of this.

  • EllieMurasaki

    Trying to understand Victor is an exercise in frustration, I’m afraid.

  • BaseDeltaZero

    Hell with The Fountainhead. That’s the guiding philosophy of Big Media. Don’t make things that pass the Bechdel test, or the race-Bechdel test, or God forbid the queer-Bechdel test, or if you do then either make them on a budget too tight to advertise or make them crappy; either approach minimizes sales. Don’t make something original when you can continue a franchise instead. And for the love of all things holy don’t make anything that might make the audience sympathize with people on the down side of the kyriarchy.

    What’s the 3rd requirement of the queer Bechdel test?  Talking about something other than homosexuality/whatever else?

  • EllieMurasaki

    Bechdel is (1) two female characters (2) talking to each other (3) about something other than men. Some people require the characters to be named. Queer-Bechdel, therefore, is (1) two queer characters (2) talking to each other (3) about something other than heterocis people. Harder to pass than the original Bechdel, because the queer:heterocis ratio is a lot lower than the female:male ratio, but not impossible. Especially if one accepts the Bechdel-pass definition in which it’s fine to talk about Marxism as long as the discussion stays on the subject of economics rather than on the subject of Marx.

  • BaseDeltaZero

    Queer-Bechdel, therefore, is (1) two queer characters (2) talking to each other (3) about something other than heterocis people.

    That makes sense… I was thinking that since queer characters have a tendency to be totally defined by their queerness (as female characters have a tendency to be totally defined by men) it’d fit for it to work that way, but matching it with the others makes sense too…

    Especially if one accepts the Bechdel-pass definition in which it’s fine to talk about Marxism as long as the discussion stays on the subject of economics rather than on the subject of Marx.

    If you can’t discuss anything related to a man, that’d make it about 3x harder to pass…


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