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The Weekly Tumblr Dump – 3/7/2013

I spend a lot more time on my Tumblr blog than this site, but I feel guilty not giving this blog any love (especially now that it is actually That being said, I’m selling out and putting up some of the likes I’ve clicked on this week [NOTE: I will always put the source for any of these posts, as I don’t want to be one of those douchebags who put up art/writing playing it off like it’s mine]:




This a part of  Marko Manev and Matt Ferguson’s art show (check it out here).


A quote from David Lynch, via mariomayfire:

“I hate slick and pretty things. I prefer mistakes and accidents. Which is why I like things like cuts and bruises – they’re like little flowers. I’ve always said that if you have a name for something, like ‘cut’ or ‘bruise,’ people will automatically be disturbed by it. But when you see the same thing in nature, and you don’t know what it is, it can be very beautiful.”


Click on the image and you’ll be able to see close-ups on all the characters. I really like the Hellfire ones.



I’m a big anti-fan of the whole ancient aliens thing, but the utsuro bune urban legend is interesting.


From the Vice News article:

China’s environmental problems have become such an embarrassment to its leadership that the country suddenly finds itself on a war footing. On Wednesday, Premier Li Keqiang, the second-ranked political leader and head of economic policy, formally declared a “war on pollution” in a speech before the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress. The reform is welcome news, but overdue — and the outlook of the strategy Li outlined is about as clear as the morning sky on your run-of-the-mill, suffocating Beijing day.

Li called for the closure of 50,000 small coal-fired furnaces, the removal of 6 million old, emissions-belching vehicles from the streets, and new guidelines for air quality improvement in seriously affected northern Chinese cities. He described the state of Beijing’s air as “nature’s red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development.”


Wallace Stevens and other Links

Ryan Ruby’s article on poet Wallace Stevens and how his imagination superseded that classic need to be a roustabout like the Beat poets is a pretty good one (Courtesy of More Intelligent Life). Oddly enough, I spent some time yesterday in the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, and I wondered at the level of discomfort a “square” like Stevens would have had in there, especially during the Howl days.

In another stroke of coincidence, the bookstore was at the edge of Chinatown, which reminded me of a Lev Navrozov  article on why China will rule the US. In my opinion, it’s a very alarmist and seems to be pandering to the Glenn Beck set, but it did pop two images into my mind:


And to cap it off, I want to help out Doug Williams in his continued quest to work with Neill Blomkamp. It doesn’t hurt that his art is pretty cool too.