Kent Russell, “It Stinks”

On my way out, downwind from the front entrance, I really got a whiff of the thing. It smelled like an air horn sounds. Like cosmological smelling salt. It smelled like the best poetry, that which helps a man “reclaim substance and sense, and physical and psychological reality.

On the corpse flower’s “indifferent, cosmic energy.”

Kent Russell and John Jeremiah Sullivan war for my humanist non-fiction heart. They’re on another level.

An0nymooose, “berdst friend”

Did I somehow not post this? How did I not post this?! I am panicked, sweating, at the prospect of having failed to share this, my favorite video of the past month. I feel like An0nymooose’s source songs become more complex with each new clip, which is so impressive considering his mode of creating a story FROM the song.

It’s not quite the future of stop motion animation, but it’s certainly futuristic. I suspect in 5 years, there will be super intuitive spinoffs of Steam Filmmaker available to kids and the young-at-heart. Scratches the same itch as 3D Movie Maker for Windows did me… But Steam Filmmaker has a slightly higher bar for entry.

The New York Times, “Voices From Donald Trump’s Rallies, Uncensored”

https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000004533191

Look at the glee expressed by the attendees. Like the guy pictured in the thumbnail in the blue shirt– he literally dances through his insults of protesters. He dances up and away.

The woman who says “If you don’t speak English and you don’t contribute, get out” immediately turns away from the camera to walk away. Her body language says “I think this is a mic drop moment, but deep inside I know I’m scared.” Or maybe I’m projecting.