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11 September 2005 @ 10:41 pm
Links because I am:

1)spent from an entire weekend of practicing for a gig this week;
2)re-reading "Incest" by Nin and savoring World Markets' 'Pumpkin Spice' coffee with orange
blossom honey and cream (yes, you must);
3)and simultaneously drooling over Robert Plant in his glory days having just bought the new Zep DVD and
cannot be arsed to bother with thinking, as in two entirely different hemispheres are at the moment
competing with each other;
4)thinking if I'm really going to be writing in this thing, I should at least bother to think up a response
to Jess'prosaic entry on her bloody wound, at least to ask her if she'd thought about getting out an
artists brush and incorperating it as a part of an artistic piece;
5)uncertain of whether Jess has any talent or utilizes her creativity in that medium;
6)also noticing that I just misspelled the word 'incorporating' which may be a reflection of what my
priorities currently are;
7)and I can.


An excellent read on a social experminent that will ruin you if I explain it:



Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics, because you really did snicker over the mindbending inanities in 'The Core' and 'Day After Tommorow' (and so did they):



I'll split it with you if you bite:



Now. Begone.
ex_she_breat561 on September 12th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
Artistic inclination?
-- None whatsoever outside of those avenues that deal with words, flutes, or voice. And I'm not even that good at any of those. I wish oh I wish I could draw or paint, though. It isn't ironic at all that the most passionate of my romantic relationships have been with two men who could create worlds on paper with just a crayon ... but couldn't write worth a damn. My ex did so many beautiful sketches and paintings of me (and our Dreams at the time); I wish I was able to secure some of them before his blasphemous heathen of a girlfriend (now WIFE) destroyed them.

He doesn't draw or paint much anymore. He says he lost his muse.

I preen.

Next time, I'll supply the "paint" -- you supply the talent.

[is gone.]
aphrodiscordia on September 12th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Artistic inclination?
See, I felt that you felt that even as I was writing it, oracle that I am. I also think its latent somehow. Have you tried your hand at assemblage art at all? Altered books are fun. You get the benefit of words and kinetic distraction. You cannot go wrong with kinetic distractions where palpable surfaces lend themselves to your words.

Sharpies and skin are also fun, I snicker.

I don't know what to make of a girlfriend that destroys someones art though. I mean, I grok the jealous thing and wanting to all be the only, but that kind of love destruction is why I mostly appreciate the company of celestial bodies as opposed to terrestial ones; mostly.

ex_she_breat561 on September 12th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
Your first article was an interesting one. The only reason I think it could have gone so far is because it was in the '70s. Kids are too skeptical now to allow shit like that to go down in their classrooms. That isn't to say they're smarter now ... no, not at all ... I just don't think the necessary belief would be there.

And that teacher had balls. What a guy. (This is nonfiction, correct?)
lydialicious on September 12th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
The first article was both fascinating and disturbing. Did you ever read that study of the student prison? It's amazing how quickly things escalate; as in the Third Wave experiment, even after a couple of days the protagonist was feeling uneasy at the intensity it had taken on. I'll try and find the link for you if you haven't already read it.
aphrodiscordia on September 13th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
I seem to remember another social experiment with a slightly different twist but similar outcome - not sure if it's the same one. This one had predetermined shapes and colors for each rank of the hierarchy(like the yellow triangles were the ruling class, blue squares were the lower class, et al). It seems like everyone in that class then drew their symbols randomly from a covered bucket which then determined their status in society for the remainder of the semester.

I'm probably paraphrasing it poorly, but that one was equally fascinating if only for the zealot factor - was it something along those lines?
lydialicious on November 22nd, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
Extremely belatedly, here is the link:


The Stanford Prison experiment. Not the same as the experiment you're talking about, but I would be interested to read that one too. Insights into the way human behaviour morphs under the infulence of power always fascinate me.