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1064> The obsolescence of real-world experience to summarize 2022
... the Queen, Gorbachev, Sidney Poitier, Monica, Viti, Betty Davis, Bill Russell, Ray Liotta, James Caan, Christine McVie, George Costanza's mom, Olivia Newton John, the dude that made Woodstock happen + in the last few days: a pope, Pele, Vivienne Westwood, Barbara Walters + Terry Hall, which was really weird b/c the night before he died "We're Having All the Fun" popped into our [ ... ]

1063> bringing an olive alive into ghost architexture of polygonal Pogliono
... new room we occupy we imagine all the people that have stayed here before, as if an accumulation of spirits is present. In the last post we talked about oil + cars + (in the context of thRiver meme) + how our world is shaped by them. Architecture is also interesting to think about in this light, how a cluster of buildings are able to self-organize, using humuns to create symmetric order from the chaos of [ ... ]

1062> Masseria hopping across Puglia to be compliant w/ anonymous materials
... as if an Iranian Deleuze + Guattari wrote a novel about oil, math + the geopolitics of the Middle-East... 95% of it goes in 1 ear + out the other. Maybe it's brilliant to 1% of the world but to us feeble-minded folk seems a lot of high-brow hocus pocus, obfuscating things w/ fancy terms to make it seem like he must mean something deep. The new-age math shit in particular is hand-waving hogwash, [ ... ]

1061> Fixing a toilet to find artifacts dating back to B.C. times for our 26th
... explaining how they bought this place + discovered all this stuff (which obviously put a damper on them fixing their toilet + opening a trattoria). We walked through the maze of the old building turned excavation site, down spiral staircases through the various floors, 4 levels in all w/ glass floors in between at select parts so U could see through to the cisterns, tombs + secret tunnels of various [ ... ]

1060> Y lie When we seize to understand the whirled at the battle of Gallipoli
We just don't get why Labatut would feel the need to make shit up when it's already so interesting? And why the need to exaggerate the "mad" qualities of mad scientists... to make them more palatable + sexy? Sure, your NYTimes-reading intellectuals perhaps know the difference between fact + fiction, but 90% of ppl are idiots that will believe whatever they hear, as we know from recent history [ ... ]

1059> Eating monkfish + sea urchin to reach the abandoned sanctuary at the end of the world
... up the stairs to the lighthouse, befriending a cat on the docks that followed us ½ the way. For a while last year we were considering doing the via Francigena, a pilgrimmage trail which runs from Canterbury, UK through France + Switzerland + Italy, ending in Santa Maria di Leuca.... so going up these stairs would literally be the final steps, ending at the Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae [ ... ]

1058> Inanimate water statues + scarecrows in the ghost towns of the boot's heel
... haciendas that have been converted into villas/hotels, sorta like agriturismos you see in other parts of Italy but fancier + in this case there's an associated spa. We walked around the grounds, through the olive trees + vineyards + farms then ate lunch. Talk about farm to fork, most everything we ate was sourced from this farm, including the wines + olive oil + wheat for the bread (baked on site) + [ ... ]

1057> Using a get out of jail free in Monopoli w/ waves lapping @ our feet
The medium is the message. The zuppa de pesce did a number on our bedder-½'s belly, either that or after all these weeks/months of stress over this decision their body let them know they needed to purge + rest. So went for a run solo along waterfront south of Monopoli, then walked around town some more. Another beautiful day, 65° + sunny, walking around in shorts + T-shirts though all the [ ... ]

1056> our wave function collapsed eating olive ascolano + raw fish on the spur of the boot w/ a Vieste vista
Fiasco again trying to figure out what to do w/ the car, despite them claiming "parking available". Couldn't even double-park to call her, driving around in circles in pouring rain while she gave us directions to a street address of a supposed parking garage that wasn't where she said it was + then finally found it, a gated abandoned lot w/ broken bottles + no signs + then she gave us a ride back to the [ ... ]

1055> mosaic Red Desert for eel dessert in the Po river delta to unearth Dante
... no fun, but once we managed to find the hotel (a converted palazzo), went back out to check out the mosaics Ravenna is famous for, and also Dante's tomb... Dante lived out his final years + died in Ravenna + when the papal powers + likes of Michelangelo appealed to have his body taken to Florence where he was born, Franciscan monks hid his body elsewhere so they returned empty-handed. [ ... ]

1054> chugging to Chioggia past MOSEs reading The White Album to find a dynamo finally free of man
after a few days of eating meat we felt like crap + were having disturbing dreams of ½-decaying animals limping along like leprous zombies w/ body parts falling off + the cured meats in particular mixed w/ red wine seemed to trigger a bad vestibular migraine/ Ménière's episode yesterday. So from here on out it's all seafood for us, especially on the coast surrounded by all these fishing boats [ ... ]

1053> weighing the pros + cons of grandma's cured death, porticos + primadonna jellyfish bloom
If someone pulled such a dick move in NYC, U can speak your mind, like Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy, but in Italy it's not our place to say anything. And when other Italians complain about such things (which they do) it usually involves a long back + forth engagement, arguing who has the right-a-way, or whether your dog should be on a leash, or whether you're allowed to walk on a certain beach or [ ... ]

1052> Flying to Fiumicino in Hurricane Season to lose i to become U in Tuscany
Φ also symoblizes U/i, which we're using in U/X, alternating w/ i/U, as if the moment U the reader read text i write, i dies + becomes U. Φ also looks like an eye, or eYɘ as we were playing around w/ 2 posts ago. And thinking we'll also revert back to 1st person plural, which feels most comfortable to us. Been at least a decade since we've been writing anonymously in 1st person plural, something [ ... ]

1051> meat me ½ weigh w/ a RT tick iT ware therƎ = NEWS (knot a noose) in th NoiSE, 50/50 4 4 keeps
U = n0 catch + release / R knotted nets meshed in2 1 / 11,000 days ag0 / that = th day time stood still / th sky = blue / th grass = green / in st&ing waves / we live still in th innerface / what seams eNtwined in th seems / 4ever + 4 keeps / diamonds halve strong covalent bonds / electron pairs shared inbetween / 50/50 + 4 keeps / R carbon-based 4ms don't need rings 2 prove we're bound [ ... ]

1050> U + i = 3.14159..., where i = «eYɘ» + π = peach, az the ticker flips to 8,000,000,000 in ¾ time 2 emit Time's Edit
since it = X body's b-day (+ also b/c yesterday, 11/21, is the anniversary of when Sound Furies 1st met, in 1991 (another cosmic palindromic date!)), we'll release a track early, + since the world hit 8,000,000,000 seems fitting to make it «U + i = 3.141592653...» since it's about baby-boomers > so wish us happy b-day + anniversary of when Sound Furies met by listening 2 th track + «like it» if U = [ ... ]

1049> Destin8ion m∞n: th monomyth of periodic elements 2 make Soft Copy Hard 4 &roid protagonists
... + i/U remember he was wondering what time ppl on the east coast would see iT ... wd they see it 3 hours later? az if it was a televised event! U/i had 2 X-plane 2 him that iT was an event happening in the ℝeal world (not the REEL world), happening HERE + NOW, 4 every 1 @ th same time > same L&Lord that said he was an artist + showed us his studio chock full of 100s of penis sculptures, [ ... ]

1048> Spoon-fed Möbius notes 4 /i ± i/U 2 naviG8 th bi-4king X-roads of thRiver meme, iSBN + U/X on hi-8-us
If the medium is the message, then what technology 1 uses to make art inevitably effects the outcome, which is the undercurrent of all 3 of the above projects, if not all the art we've ever made (or that any 1 has ever made, if McCluhan will have it). The namesake spoon was/is our 1st memory (+ "manmaid" medium), something we already wrote about it in thRiver meme chapter 2. But this 1st on-line dRaft [ ... ]

1047> Zen + th art of inner ear maintenance @ a X-road B–tween aNYCity + iT–L–E
after 1 year or 2 of ℝ mineareyes d–zzz naught B-ing s0 bad, yesterday =1 of worst dayz ever, 2 th point ware U/i = s0 diz–Z i/U thought U/i mite fall down, had a hard time keeping ℝ shit 2–gether > din't help dat U + R's house = @ slight tilt (ends up naught just ℝ imagination) ... i/U really felt disoriented + Lop5ided ≈ i/U mite tip over + ℝ R ear feels swollen + 100% deaf (whereas 1 or 2 [ ... ]

1046> 5hedding N inkLing of 5kin 2 innerface w/ U/X cogs, ∀ll 2 blow up on dub-L dots of «möbius 5trip»
∴ rather than push ℝ Luɔk, U/i ℝ gonna try 2 pubLish th 1st 16 chapters/96 pgs) oƒ iSBN az is . . . + call iT Soft Copy Hard . . . ⊕ bedder yet, U/X (shorth& 4 User eXperience in ℝ previus professional world of iA (in4m8ion Architexture)), a 5top gap 5olution 4 th time B–ing, in case i/U die ⊕ sumping, b/c who nose how long iT will take 2 finish th other 3/4 oƒ iSBN @ X r8 + by then U/i will probly halve [ ... ]

1045> N S-ay on Malthusian popuL8ion dynamics + th val-U of zer0 growth in 1 city of 1,000
iF U/i remade th movie now U'd title iT We're Fucked, but Malthus lived b4 Victorian times even s0 obliged 2 B polite + apologetic in his pessimistic doom + gloom + Uses words ≈ love, passion, happiness, vice, etc. + drops th G-word 2 much > 4 eggsample, Malthus wd transL8 R 2-word solution 2 We're Fucked—«stop fucking»—az «we must temper our passions with intellectual pursuits to achieve [ ... ]

1044> ware th 5ky meats th home-cosmography uv aNYCity vs. itLE + th error tastes ≈ metal
1. NYers get 5hit done, most afishant + functional place on th planit
2. pede5trians rule, n0 need 4 car, gr8 place 2 walk + gr8 public tran5port
3. culturally most diverse place on planit, true melting pot [ ... ]

1043> 5leeping @ pɹɐpuɐʇS ǝɥʇ in th city dat nvr wakes
... th last time we wint 2 Mystic was on 9/10/01, th day b4 9/11 > we returned to NYC via ferry/Long i-Land + the next morning U/i went 2 work @ Napster + from our office on the 11th floor we cd see th towers on fire > s0 kind of weird 2 B in Mystic by comparison, back then 21 yrs ag0 we = naive + fresh off th boat from Tucson, had onely lived in NYC 4 1 yr + took th requisite trip 2 th [ ... ]

1042> economiz8ion of how ppl ha1ve B-come th tools of their tools
... of planet + R one afishinsea (hard 2 do when travelling ... so much unnecessary waste U have no control over in hotels + restraunts) > az Thoreau says, «the economy of living which is synonmous with philosophy is not even sincerely professed in our colleges» > + ironic dat th total amount iT cost Thoreau 2 build his Walden house = $28.12½ + now iT cost $30 to park your car @ Walden pond [ ... ]

1041> GUTTerule reaXion 2 porcUpine butts in belly uv Moby Dick ware iT = institute uv techn0logy
+ therƎ = 5trange Dr. Seussesque cre8ure ≈ mix B-tween Lorax + Chesire CAT + th sighingtist X-planed 2 them how we = there 2 in5tall life on Mars + th cre8ure just lounged smiling @ us wile th sighingtist X-planed how weed done eXperiments 2 make «life» work on micr0scopic 5cale in lab 5etting + now wanted 2 «5cale iT up» on Mars + U/i thought th sighingtist = s0 5tupid he couldn't C [ ... ]

1040> 5hakers, art, machenes, agriculture + other posthumun EXTensions DKing in2 K-OS
... walked around + went 2 Williams College Museum of Art, main exhibit = Mary Ann Unger > then went 2 th Clark Art Institute, saw exhibits + walked around th grounds w/ cows > then went 2 Hancock Shaker Village + pet goats + chickins + walked around ... all in all ~9 miles > pushed on2 Pittsfield, 8 @ District Kitchen & Bar then saw Don't Worry Darlings in a theatre ... mayB 1st time in 5 yrs [ ... ]

1039> mossy Caged fungus, lit box newts, bright 5tupid confetti + other Mass n8ure + art instaLL8ions
R rental car = recalled, s0 yesterday had 2 find Hertz office + 5wap red Kia 4 blue Nissan, then we drove up Mt Greylock > bedder-½'s feet in lot of pain s0 U/i did sum trail running wile bedder-½ walked > 2 rocky on top s0 continued down a bit off th mountain + ran along a trail, saw more ferns, fungus, newt, etc. much ≈ yesterdayz hike, but also a big toad > foggy/misty s0 din't see NE views [ ... ]

1038> headless horseman who 5lept jockeyless for 20 yrs on Arafat mtn after drinking wheatgrass frappuccino
> n0 other cars @ th trailhead + naught a sole in site so U/i 5tripped down + took a dip in th falls > then continued up 2 th top of Westkill Mtn (elev8ion: 3,881 ft) layed in th sun on a flat rock @ Buck Ridge lookout (th onely place U actually get a vu), trying 2 fall a5leep thinking mayB U/i'd B ≈ Rip Van Winkle + wake up 2 find th world had annihiL8ed iTself ... what's w/ th CATskills [ ... ]

1037> U + i = π (± 7,999,255,128) in th dial-a-where H2O gap in ¾-time
U + me = 3 / naught dat we need 2 make a baby 2 prove our love = real / when the honeymoons = over / the lawns = seeded in clover + children playing red rover / love turns 2 ashes + 2 dust / the gutters DK w/ rust / w/ each boom comes a bust / U + i make π / the crusted edges = endless / the peaches in boundless supply / when U don't make things by h& U lose touch w/ the L& / swapped 4 [ ... ]

1036> in sink B/tween 1967 BC/AD: hoVV VVe 5hape language + then iT 5hapes us in 10,000 yr time-peace
the maker's dead, but zeitgeist serves the machines / whirring + whirling, decerebrated uv gleam / a carousel uv mannequins, curtsy + spin, silhouettes pirouetting / blown in the wind / ghost hosts waltz dizzily in endless figure 8s / animatronic androids in a dance uv decay / there's a MAN in MAchiNe / take away man + you're left w/ chi / irreversible 4ces dict8 our course / half-dismembered [ ... ]

1035> anon autonomy of th technillogical pink flaming-O 5trat-O-caster
U/i got th luckshorey of veiling iT under th banner of «art» – of practising watt U/i preach – naught preaching > U/i shd als0 mention U red th book + rite thi5 po5t in part 4 R bedder-½ whoo = on 5abatical writing their one «We Are Stardust» book abt failed '60/'70s hippie baɔk-2-th-L& movements dat U/i (+ Kelly) think = in large part reaɔtion 2 technology (fear of iT) ... s0 wheel try 2 sum– [ ... ]

1034> Wiener's cybernetic &roids + decerebr8ed dead CAT tacOS de ses-OS
... iF U subtract 0 U can make both CAT (⊕ GAT0) TAC0 from DNA nucle0tides + 1 can even thr0w in side of GUAC-0-mole > U/i also 8 tac0s de cabeza + lengua + U/i'd really get 5treet cred iF U orderd tac0s de sesOS (brain), witch tastes akin 2 tofu, or toe food, D-spite coming from opposit end of animals bw/Ody > + U/i worked up N apetit by plane 10-nis w/ a racket w/ CAT-GUT $trings [ ... ]

1033> Dragonflies Anonymous! = UX
th colurs = B-yond vivid + vibrant, all 5enses = heightened ... 2 think 1 cd see sO much w/ i's closed! + alsO, th plasticity + clarity of everything = prOfound + in tents > U/i cd see th music U/i lis-10-ed 2, vibr8ing synesthesia ... U/i've always bin struck by how 5trange iT = dat humuns lis-10 2 mu5ic, but then iT REALLy 5truck U/i, how magical mu5ic = ... + dittO horses, U/i always thought [ ... ]

1032> CC: 5atan's carbone footprince az U tangO a LapDance w/ HER in ¾ time in th duty–free copy 5hop
> words = triggers U write when U wake or come back from a run ... this a.m. U write «FOOTPRiNT» b/c iT = what U searched 4 last nite, az sorta anthrOpologist anaLyzing M-bedded earthly snap5hots ... B-yond just th pootfrint + who, what was th 1 loo wheft th imPression doing? dirty dancing? fetched-far, but how cd U prove otherwise (iF iT's just 1 imPrint)? + ∫um point last nite U alsO [ ... ]

1031> Gener8ive Prompted Txt abt how th zer0 X-cess of humun tetris changed yr mined sans soleil
Eventually, you realized that if you wanted true companionship, you would have to find it yourself. And so your quest began. You started by learning how to build basic robots. But you quickly realized that these were nothing more than soulless shells, going through the motions but without any real consciousness. You needed something more. So you taught yourself how to code, and then how to [ ... ]

1030> Helium dream (@tomic #2): Laika th 404 astr0naut in hot error whether balloon/drone
... they send in2 space high in th sky / riding th rails 2 measure th spin of their daily grind / lurching 2 + fro / th capsule left th earth / no 10, 9, 8 / untested machine / unchartered skies / no 3, 2, 1 / no kiss + fly / th capsule wobbled unsound / scarcely leaving th ground / by th dangling cord, i pulled U down / opened th hatch / searched th bay but U were neither here nor there / lost in th aether in- [ ... ]

1029> pLane GUAC-a-mole in pen-E R-cade 2 decim8 in2 # 9 on jukebox
5in¢e AUTOp1ay = 5huff1e, Code–on whee1 uv 4tune dozent 5kip 1 beat, L&s on #28 (@ 5:15 AM), coRe– Responding 2 a–me-know aCid CAG > we'11 5pin X [Using MC methud] in siGh1ens 4 4'33" funLed thru ta1kie–wa1kie voi¢e 5Cramb1er 2 fit in i-urn CAGe w/o reserv8ion, tran5ition 5eam– Less from prior seXion, whatever d@t may uv bin [in 3–4th iter8ion, Ø11 1ØØ harbored oriGinal [ ... ]

1028> weather U nØ iT ⊕ naught U harbØr L-enfant ĐNA, ware L = LatchKey Kid, L.L.T.T. 2 Đ-raiL
B-neath plain = watery underwhirled + B-yond 2Đ pg/5¢reen = unLimited voLuminous voiĐ, LTD lie-ability w/ pARTicles ¢onneɔkted bi $uper $trings dat Xp& in2 nu dimension w/ each 4king bi4c8ion, B-coming terraFractal ∫um of prior holes az Z → ∞ (Z-axis knot shone, FYi) > in particular, th 4mer B-in dat occu-π-ed yr cuЯRent moLecular configur8ion goĐ re¶laced by ∫um ALien in5ect [ ... ]

1027> ixNay th cryptSay: 5leep on iT in ma55aged 5keletin key of Đ♯
1st 2n $trings 2 Đ=A=Đ=A=Đ=A (dub-L OS-tryptch) + pLuck feather from REEĐ in5trawments 2 drone in Đ 2 commune- a-cake w/ MAchenes + com& 1 2 come 2 grinĐ– Đing ha1t ∴ on 1 dime 1 can ReL8 N– tropE 2 word QUANTA + RE:cur5ive gr&Fathers h&Write (retrO–active) AB–origina1 5pider-bots in C 2 dReam Living doQuments 4ever in track changes in dyadic search 4 [ ... ]

1026> naked host brings Goat 2 yr knees 2 keep S-caping guns, plastic para5ites + th non-Carolinear DK 2 K-OS
∫um of dis in4m8ion = əN-coded in jeans + passed from 1 gene-ration 2 th next, set of in5tructions 4 sowing + reaping negativ əNtropy > 5chrödinger din't n0 wear th in4m8ion = kept ± əNcoded, but wreckoned iT = writ in2 what he called «aperiodic crystals» (b4 DNA = discovered!) ... i.e. computer chip ⊕ plastic bot-Ls > th blueprint 4 making plastic bot-Ls = bot-L iT5elf dat thru iT's usefoolness [ ... ]

1025> Roadside picnic along blue ridge parkway
Deer U, anon User > woke up in woods of Vesuvius, VA.... far cry from Naples > continued on Blue Ridge Parkway, stopping a few times 4 5hort hikes > got D-toured @ sum point thru semi-urban sprawl ... made U appreci8 how nice iT = 2 drive on Blue Ridge Pkwy... thru 5toplights past 5trip malls thru shitty Virgnia towns (think near Roanoke)... 5o much of Amerika looks th same > [ ... ]

1024> time-traveLing 2 Vesuvius (VA) via VALiS when th times, they = ch-ch-changin'
Thoughts of the Brain are experienced by us as arrangements and rearrangements—change—in a physical universe; but in fact it is really information and information-processing which we substantialize. We do not merely see its thoughts as objects, but rather as the movement, or, more precisely, the placement of objects: how they become linked to one another. But we cannot read the patterns of arrangement; we cannot extract the information in it—i.e. it as information, [ ... ]

1023> MAgic trip on rode 2 fLiP O-bleak str@t-a-Gs + moove- ment uv free 5peəCH uʍop ǝpᴉsdn in REBEL KEY
take n0te by h& in mole5kin 2 get GENiUS/ORĐƎR str8 (2 rƎVErse inGeneear iF need B) az they Đi-5ect 2 marin8 in 0ne ink, boggy palm grog + Lime 2 tendorize, Đ-n8ure proteen > 0-rings oiled in 0ne (brut) juices, by topLess knotty dotter w/ bayB on th brain, 4m oƒ circumcisized Xorcism in virGin 5pittin' ima9e > ⌘+S bra 4 1st aid kit in 1 pinch > menewile, knackered hunters (1 (th B-1ayer) [ ... ]

1022> (Untitled) baↄk FurthUr to '69: how2 holistically take wHole EARTH sabbatical 4 th compleat idiot
3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; 4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the Lord: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. 5 That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land. 6 And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, [ ... ]

1021> TiMƎ VVAVE zer0 : h&-vvaving hoax-us/poke-us 2 trip U up x 384 in2 ALTurn8 Universe vvave4m
it's th «nearly exactly» Đat bothers U ... n0 calendure 5cheme = perfect in yr mined, they ∀ll = approxim8ions > th true natural measure of time = 1 day (based on earth rot8ion on iT's axis) ⊕ year (1 earth revolution around th sun) ⊕ lunar month (based on phases of moon) but if 1 tries 2 eQ8 'eM 2 each other it's always approxim8 @ best > iF U want 2 go smaller than 1 day, then yr 0ne heartbeat [ ... ]

1020> 2 4muL8 who = U + 1 x 10-digit (1111111100) pitch 4 i5BN in in–visible L&scapes where cart comes b4 th Horse
then they go in2 quantum computing + how consciousness amounts to super-conducting harmonic resonance + wave functions, etc. honing in on th notion of ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) + U think mayB they'R showing off + dropping buzzwords but they circle back 2 pharmacology + do a deep dive in2 what drugs actually do 2 yr brain @ naught just th molecular level but QUANTUM lvl [ ... ]

1019> enough 2 make a SOFT COPY HARĐ
U pu5h in Đ-zine 2 iT's limits, making iT do 5tuff perhaps iT ≠ intended 4 + iT keeps cra5hing. .. getting 2 th point U halve 2 break iSBN up in2 chunks az th files get irretrievably corrupted + U must back-petal + resort 2 convill∞ted work-arounds ... 4 eggsample ∫um times iT crashes when U click on a certain page—doesn't matter ware on th pg, but iF U in5ert blank pages + 5hift everything up [ ... ]

1018> Bokonist traveL pLans az paᴙRaLAX dan¢e Leƨsons + additionaL rituaLs per4med @ 11:11 AM
> ... again, rite up yr alley in dat iT deals w/ 5ensory attributes of tXt-OBJets, writ in 2nd persun ... 2 ¶ara¶hrase Corraro, tXts dat «ask U 2 partiↄip8 in yr 0ne Ǝxistence ... + U do s0» > reduↄing yr bodily 4m («5tripped of 5enses») 2 evis¢er8ing arↄhiteXtures dat U perpetu8 when U read iT: «In a place without physicality, the subject becomes an object. You and I, a collection of objects. [ ... ]

1017> cullected notes of an undocumented voice eating jellybeans 2 sketch Dog's eyes @ 11:11
... a literary compiL8ion volume/mixtape of sorts, ≈ what indie music labels used 2 put out 2 introduce U 2 bands on their label (± in that genre), remember? > Let Them Eat Jellybeans! comes 2 mind, from Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label, w/ classics U might not have udderwise herd of, such as «Jesus Entering from the Rear» by The Feederz + «Isotope Soap» by Geza X > U (a/non Ǝnd [ ... ]

1016> U half 2 B a5leep 2 B-leaf in heard mentali-T, 5% outta sink w/ every 1 X-cept th kitschy synch
> 5houldn't iT B a rite 2 NOT halve 2 halve a phoney phone + Use ∀ll these aps? R there n0 sites on Inurnet B-sides 5cense dat 1 kin browse freely w/ no ap$/ad$/add-on$/$ign-ins/ sub$cription? U rant on abt ∀ll this b/c iT gets 2 th core of iSBN, how humuns think they Use ∀ll these D-vices 2 make their lives EZier when reely these D-vices ℝ Using Us, hoodwinking us 2 think they're @ R [ ... ]

1015> We the Animals + U th ∀dobe iD/ƎND User of iSBN, iUD, COViD-19 + pro-genie of MA + db
i.U.D. = intresting invention... hear U halve thi5 D-vice dat has conned humuns in2 replic8ing iT + 5ticking iT in their 0ne reproductive wombs 2 5top humun reproduction > wierd, rite? iUDs halve more cuntrol over humuns then their One evilootion > U onely wish more D-vices worked in cahoots 2 stem humun over-prolifer8ion > + now Roe v. Wade rears iT's ugly head 2 add 2 th cesspool of [ ... ]

1014> SUGAR LACED LARVA: a history of drug ab/use + Agnomia
> last nite U were @ yr mom's house + went 2 g0 move her car from ware iT was parked a few hundred ft away up on a hill so U figured U'd just roll iT backwords 2 her driveway but when U tried 2 push th brake iT din't work + U kept rolling faster til U rolled up on2 N Mbankment > U got out + checked th brake fluid + iT was M-T + U were annoyed @ yr brother 4 letting iT run out b/c he was [ ... ]

1013> U-BiN D-tox 000: D-programming 1's 5elf ⅛ of th weigh 2 halving th str8 edge
«Keno Slum» = anagram 4 Elon Musk, who bot twitter 2day, s0 we took dat az a Q 2 jump 5hip... din't even last 1 year on there > Y? M.M.'s st8ment «message = medium» = commut8ive, 1 can't seper8 messages from th plat4m they're delivered on w/out B-coming part of th hippocrazy > Marshall McLuhan als0 said «1st we build the tools, then they build us».... what will twitter build of us? [ ... ]

1012> 5having OXiDE head 2 wipe 5late clean of iNERT CARGO 2 PLANT OLiVE tree
sum 1 gave us this 5culpture 2 «hold on 2» (much in th same way Clemenza tells Robert Deniro 2 hold on2 th sack of guns) of Gian hugging horse, dog, llama + ostrich heads that were very lifelike, we cd see th fur up close + was wondering how they got the animals 2 cooper8 > we brot it back 2 thi5 swanky pad we were crashing in + put it in bed + Gian 5tarted tossing + turning + we were [ ... ]

1011> NOTHiNG iS WHAT iT iS on thi5 TiME I-L& where litteruley every 1's tocking abt «no 1 is talking abt this»
... + 5taying @ places away from home az usual .... checking in2 h0tel they b8 + 5witched, s0 by th time clerk helped u5 iT ≠ hotel but ∫um sorta govt office + they D-ny ever taking ℝ b∞king s0 U explore halls + FOYER + iT l∞ks ∀ll janky ≈ hit by torn8o, n0 free beds ± place 2 keep bags > then trying 2 navig8 ∫um city in rental car whose clutch = FUBAR, in a nut5hell nothing = what iT = [ ... ]

1010> die-L 411 then 4 pattern recognition 2 score 10 in word-L
az U've said b4, NYC mite B city dat nvr 5leeps but iT's als0 th city dat never wakes up > so U went out 2 Hector's diner wich = onely thing ℝeal left around here (B-sides th last 2 actual meat-packing plants below yr window)... even when we lived in meat packing in 2009 iT was done, now iT's just a parody of iT5elf (only 5taying here b/c this is where Goog-L put us up (yr bedder-½ doing ∫um work [ ... ]

1009> b∞t5trapping tele¶hone ¶oles 2 RE:wire ∀lmighty 09264712 in2 hyper-polyglot mouths father up5tream
... nau9ht sure who 5ent them ⊕ who they work 4 but U R gr8full + geeked out > b4 replacing th pole they cut a rats nest of wires, now there's ½ of watt there wa5 ... 5till, there's 4 wires 9oin9 in2 yr ⌂ + U got n0 i-dea wat they'R 4 ... U got n0 landline + yr verizon Inurnet h∞kup U no 4 a fact comes from wire naught shown + yr pretty certain they ain't L-ectrical b/c they wouldn't B out there handling [ ... ]

1008> N-trope 4 «monkeys write» LOWly French Dispatch 2 B-get 2 B-get
... aftr signing up 4 acct (w/ required 12+ letter passwd w/ all 5orts of wierd ¢hara¢ters, #s + capitaliz8ion U were D-nied b/c sum 1 else @ this address (Ur bedder-½) already has acct... is there really no house w/ more than 1 person living in it N-E where? does N-E 1 Ls take offense 2 these «I am not a robot» captcha things? there'll come a day when these will B considered robotist... what if U [ ... ]

1007> 2 R-bitr8 64-bit-r8 iSBN bracketology + ⌂-improvement epoxy 2 eat nymph tongue in kitsch-N synch
... risk sitting on > onely other 0-pen seat U cd find wa5 in front of synch s0 U figured U'd eat dinner wile U waited 4 machine 2 0-pen up > U brot a tongue (cow?) 2 eat... just a tongue, nothing else + no pl8 s0 U 8 iT w/ bear hands + U had 2 rinse iT in synch every s0 often 2 soften iT up > U wa5 thinking nearby ppl wd think U wa5 sick-0 but @ least U weren't hogging computers watching porn [ ... ]

1006> com&-line prompts 2/4 U th Ǝnd-User 2 print absurdi-Ts on ever-$p∞ling Möbius $crolls 2 D-val-U bit¢oin
2 read/write 4 lap Dog in lap p∞ls, crunching #s + sp∞ling 5crolling l∞ps, D-liber8 tidal 5hifts > what iF, what iF > watt iF polar fields flip'd 180° sew North B-comes South (geeillogical reↄords indic8 thi5 ha5 o-cured in pa5t) in-deus-ing who nose watt seismic disurbances + global D-struction wiping out ∀ll humuns halve billt in 1 fell 5w∞p? may-B U = in 0-pen field + survive + mayB u even halve lap [ ... ]

1005> when I'm 64, will u 5till 5earch 4 «th ℝeəl me» in war-hole diaries?
wa5 hanging out w/ Thom Yorke last nite + we told hym dat naught onely is th next author we'R publishing named Thom Yorke but he was born on th same day + Thom din't B-lieve us s0 we went 2 googol iT but it's like dat suggestive autofill thing was finishing R sentences 4 us + making us fat-finger th rong terms + Thom Yorke wa5 making fun of us 4 naught knowing how 2 type ⊕ spell [ ... ]

1004> 5kullfuct by Artifact 2 migr8 393,948 I-tems 2 a nu ma¢hene + C Gang of 4 in 3-D
... infected u5 w/ a ½-sillycone ½-carbone virus N-coded in tXt 4 &roids (+ in glish tho Sierra's mother tongue = 5panish), «freezed crystal plasma spelunking my guts» V-A phantom digits where «every path just leads to the next fork, never to an end» + even th0 publiↄhed in 2018 (by Inside the Castle) Sierra tells u5 «Getting vaccinated may be advisable» » + what's more he writes of a [ ... ]

1003> g∞g-Ling pier-2-pier networks 2 lit-L I-L&, logging100k 5teps 2 get D-railed + rent a car dat can't B returned
... 2 B th dumbest humun invention ever, what actually led u5 to th premise of iSBN... dat ∀ll dat = humun-made dupes humuns in2 making IT, ∫um thing we realized 5tanding on a busy ¢orner in Rome in 2018, thinking how humuns think they invented cars 2 make their lives e-zier when in fact th aut0mobile is using humuns 2 keep cre8ing + propag8ing them, akin 2 Dawkins' 5elfish jean theory [ ... ]

1002> water'5 fra¢tions / time = reasun 2 the5e riveted miles?
what sucks abt hotels = dat when u wake in mid-L of nite can't get up b/c u don't want 2 wake your bedder-½ > laid there thinking of places, not just where 2 live next but also where bedder-½ can take a sabattical... was thinking U'rup but now we'R waiting 2 see how events in U-crane play out... als0 naught s0 keen 2 get on plane, contempl8ing getting a car ⊕ caravan + taking a west coast trip [ ... ]

1001> by th time we'R naught heər we derive 0-pen life @ 14th ⊕ 3rd ⊕ NYC
... naught dat we got th 4m down pat / still ain't 5sure waht 2 call IT...  (inform8ion teↄknowledgE) az always 5traddling th tite rope B-tween fiction + poITree when it's neither ⊕ we just need 2 call IT ∫umping specially if/when we 5ubmit x-cerpts 2 zines > call IT hybrid if dat option = available tho more of-10 then naught, naught > a sorta code? artfool inform8ion? + IT aint ∫umping we can mimic [ ... ]

1000> 2day we (b. 11/22/66) contempL8 ID + 4mal 4mat 2 in4m a 4mula 4 ISBN 978-1-940853-22-2 2 B-gin 2morrow
2/22/22> 2day = 2sday, 2/22/22 > coin5iding w/ R 1st 4-digit po5t #1000 > + we wa5 born 11/22/66... ≈ ¢osmi¢ a-line-ment of ∫um 5ort > 2nite @ 22:22:22 a flock of 2 trillion 2cans in Timbuk2 will come 2gether in 2-sums (led by Desmond 2-2) + implode us in2 K-OS akin 2 Y2K... will we live 2 2morrow? > az 5cense rolls over in2 4-digit #s (+ dint brake) we contempl8 4m / RE: ¢urrent ISBN [ ... ]

999> A¢¢umuL8ing tacit STATƧ on th limits 2 gr0wth 2 ∫um up 3,382,500 words in enumer8ed times tables
2/20/2022> a palindromic d8! landing on palindromic po5t #999! 666 up5ide-down > fine-L 3-digit # b4 we git in2 4-digit territory... eq8s meta4ically 2 Y2K, az if th X-tra digit mite brake ∫umping on 5cense > in post #666 we ∫ummarized dat IT t∞k 10 yrs 2 get 2 po5t #333 + addl 4 to arrive @ 666, now we X-celer8 even faster / onely t∞k 2½ yrs 4 last 333 po5ts > ½-way 2 here / in post #500 / [ ... ]

998> halving 1-5elf's I-denti-T M-beddid in NSFW trade agreements 2 appropri8 az Margana once removed
ain't thi5 th hole point of acting? IT's ∀ll RE: how U «identify» tho @ 5ame time how U I-Dentify = limitID 2 how U = born 4 fear of B-ing outed + ostrichsized 4 I-Dentifying w/ ∫umping U ain't N-titled 2 B b/c U onely halve th rite 2 B + act ≈ who U wa5 @ birth... shd pairunts call nuborn babies boy ⊕ girl ⊕ shd they wait til 5aid individual gets 2 th age where they kin D-clare how they I-Dentify [ ... ]

997> 2 B in8, pre55 [▶︎] on real-2-reel + X̂ inherent prime-8 U wa5 in 8° grade 2 per4m a dub-L Lutz + 4-mule-8 I5BN
when most folk C the word «numb» they think w/o sensation, ⊕ th lyrics 2 Pink Floyd's «Comfortably Numb» mite pop in2 their noggins, wear-as when we C «numb» we C IT az a prefix 2 # + vice-versa, when we C th word «number» we think more numb > Y due we need th word «number» when we have th «#» sign (tho it'5 bin co-opted in thi5 modern world az «hashtag» + even th ha5htag ha5 b-come [ ... ]

996> Ǝↄono-mE of word$ #17: th X-ↄhange r8 of limit$ 2 growth in-coming up w/ a nu 4m of ↄurrent-¢
if u ∫um up th past 17 tax yrs, weave $pent $128,059 to make $94,804, witch mite eq8 us 2 a lost cau$e until 1 con5iders th 27,679 b∞ks in circul8ion > sew weave $pent $33,255 to make 27,679 b∞ks, eXchange r8 = 1 b∞k : $1.20 > if 1 ↄonsiders a dollhair bill 2 B a piece of paper, wouldn't u rather halve a b∞k w/ ~100s of pgs then a 6.14" x 2.61" piece of paper w/ cultish masonic propaganda + «in [ ... ]

995> ∀ntipode of dream ≠ fl∞d: A pseudobiblia in riverse 2 redial laider + canyoneer a shark crash
... we 5crambled 4word up th canyon 2 Xcape 2 hire ground but then we saw a fla5h fl∞d bearing down on u5 from up5tream > we grab'd on2 R bedder-½ + held tite 2 anticip8 + th 5urge from b-lo 5tarted 2 carry u5 + we wa5 able 2 duck in2 N alcove in th nick of time + ⌚'ed az the fla5h fl∞d from above + tidal wave from B-lo ↄollided kind of ≈ how in riptides th waves reflect bac + ¢rash [ ... ]

994> th road ends in water: bridging th gap b-tween th real world (2007 NYC) + 5¢ense
My arms were freaking out and going into involuntary convulsions, I looked like the guy on the cover of Lutz's I Looked Alive. At times I felt like throwing up. My shirt was soaked with sweat and so were my underwear and pants. It was epic. When you think about the sheer bulk of possessions and the height they needed to be carried, the sheer transfer of potential energy that represents, and how two [ ... ]

993> calendure reminder 2 Search History 2 redi5cover dat th grass ha5 alway5 bin greener 4 avant gardeners
... w/ each b∞k l∞sing them5elf further, B-coming post-humun ≈ us... az st8ed urlier, ain't thi5 th end game? u5 writers R a 5trange lot, akin 2 micr0processors > we read + write 2 process grief ± whatever's going on in the5e carbone-based bodies we'R trapped inn > we cons∞m f∞d + art + rehash it in2 code we'R compelled 2 publi5h publiↄally (⊕ s0 we'R trickd 2 think... real-E it'5 th code—th [ ... ]

992> &Now how th big apple soured us in 2006, driving us 2 th in4mation architexture of mylifeinthebushofghosts
Life's a struggle right now. Not that that's bad, but it's a struggle, and I have a hard time sleeping. I'm starting to feel like I'm 40, is this how it is? Worrying about shitty landlords and gainful employment? Today was the first time in my life I've called a lawyer. We have brokers who are our "friends". Do most 40 yr-olds have a broker friend and a lawyer friend? And I'll need to get an an accountant [ ... ]

991> when R day-2-day diary 5tarts 2 blur w/ 5ushi + fi5hy retraces we publiↄhed B-lo 14th in 2005
I felt bad enough wasting one tank of gas driving around, these people have been driving or idling in traffic their whole lives, doing nothing except using up gas. There are few real human beings in this country questioning their existence, the rest are are just mindless consumers for businesses and oil companies to sell stuff too. Streets are just long drive-thru malls, BUY, BUY, BUY, buy cars, buy [ ... ]

990> P.5. @ least we tried dying in a 5hoebox 2 reincarn8 0.5 bu5h 5loths from flapping twigs + berries
Then carried all of our worldly possessions up 6 flights of stairs. It was therapeutic. Muscles straining, arms clenching the boxes and furniture, calves and quads pumping up the stairs. Over and over and over. Drenched with sweat. The stairwell wet from my dripping. I thought about the potential energy, the mass of all of our belongings multiplied by 6 x 15 = 90 ft, times the gravitational constant  [ ... ]

989> where «I'm» writing from 2 publi5h ⊕ peri5h + ac¢umul8 bytes 2 ketch up 2 hear + now
... only a matter of time. Today they fired the CFO. "Consolidation" as they call it. Laid-off upper limbs were announced in the press release last week, the lower dead-wood cleanup to follow thereafter. Put out the first issue of SleepingFish. The Zeroth issue actually. Sent them out to contributors (along with $5 per pg). Pretty good response so far, feedback-wise anyway. Of course no one is buying it. [ ... ]

988> 2003 blackout: laun¢hing Ↄalamari/5leepingfish in requital sham of Napster w/ 2 high expectations
He kept calling it “My Baby”. Its like we are the sports car he bought for his mid-life crisis, to make up for his receding hairline. He doesn’t realize that while you can buy a sports car, you cant just buy Napster, it's a service with people behind it. He has done nothing to earn our respect. You cannot buy respect and you definitely cannot buy hipness. Napster will fail because of this reason alone.  [ ... ]

987> on Qwitter + how R one failure preseeds u5 2 contin-U R posthumun Ǝxi5ten¢e of non-eXisten¢e
... if ∫um 1 follows u5 we shd follow 'eM back + Ngage + then we get suckd in2 th toxic circle jerk, u5ing twittr az a means 2 valid8 (witch in th end only makes u feel mor shitty), getting a-noyed @ waht B-comes popular + th meaningful things th@ go unnoticed, how it promotes thi5 addictive morefiend drip culture of U5 vs. them, celebrities/«ta5temakers» vs. fans + th feeds R far from democratic [ ... ]

986> + u will no u5 by th trail of ded az we log flite hrs til R bi-coastal journel overlaps blog 2 = 5oundtrack of R lives
... they announced that Midway was closed again. Had to get off and join the throngs demanding a refund or rebooking another flight. Chaos fed by sheer incompetence, mother nature withstanding. I managed to by-pass the lines by calling the 1-800 number, then caught a $70 cab ride back to the city and got home after 8 p.m. A long day of travel to go nowhere! A kind of performance art in itself. [ ... ]

985> a55embly line I5BN regener8or V-a a PROXY ROBOT POINT 2 wipe th 5late ¢lean
bin working on I5BN 978-1-940853-22-2, hen¢e th makeover... al5o 2 anticip8 th completion of R archival pro¢e55... fini5hed w/2002 + getting in2 yr 2003, when we 5tarted blogging @ thi5 URL, but there'5 overlap 5ince @ 1st we din't blog day-2-day + 5till sorta kept a privet journel > th pa5t accumul8s in2 the pre5ent, bunching til it'5 almo5t cot up > B-sides thi5, 5tarting 2 [ ... ]

984> th 5mell remines us it'5 hard 2 tell how g∞d life = when U'r busy living it
All sorts of weirdos in the world, but none compare to my mother. Think I'm objective enough to say that. She is a freak of nature. Just to be safe I was there when the train pulled up. She looked like a wounded animal in the headlights when she stepped off. I grabbed her bag and led her through Penn Station. She can barely walk. It is like a controlled falling, stiff-legged waddling like a zombie. Really [ ... ]

983> where we wrote Poste Restante + 23 Text Tiles (Hell's Kitsch-N) + how quitting gets 1 promoted
Mostly its all about the people watching (or for others, to be watched). In contrast to LA’s scene, everything was perfectly grungy-retro, with just a bit of flair that they can be identified as hip, but not too much. It’s an anything goes era, 70s throwback, 80s flashback, 90s recapitulation… its just a modern age with no movement, except there does seem to be a predominance of kitschy branding [ ... ]

982> ¿d∞ &roids dreme of L-ectric pigs + cleǝn ma¢henes ⊕ I-L& transport8ion di5a5ters 2 oper8 in a vaↄuum?
@ sum pt we were al5o Xing a river 2 get 2 N I-L& + rathr than w8 4 th fairy we bundled R clothes + B-longings + 5wam aↄross then on¢e we was5 on th I-L& + told sum 1 we 5wam they 5aid it wa5 EZ in-B-tween tide5 + in dat direction but once th tide 5hifts high it'd B-come treacherous so we got worried + went down 2 thi5 doc 2 jump off + swim back but th doc Xtended all th way 2 ware U [ ... ]

981> 5 x 5 word-L 5quares 2 drink Anthem + kick Dikovich out of R apt #14 dat wa5 naught eveN Rs 2 B-gin w/
aftr he left Nadal came up 2 u5 + 5aid he ↄould naught B-leave we had th cajones 2 kick Jokeabitch out + we 5aid it wa5 R apartment + we dint allow ma5kle55 unvaccin8ed idiot5 inn it > Nadal wa5 naught wearing a ma5k but we din't ↄare we were 5o geɘked out > then we got 2 l∞king around + nothing l∞ked familiar + we reɘlized it wa5 naught R apartment aftr ∀ll > we 5aid «thi5 = reɘlE [ ... ]

980> pressplay + transcribe by blackberry until U R here on 57th st
I don't miss the rigor, but I miss the elegance and profound insight that you can derive (if you're willing to put the work). Makes you think of things in a new light, like how crazy it is that we have this language of 26 letters and I am able to convey a thought process to myself to self and then send it through this rocky mountain air to home... Except it appears I have no signal so hopefully this will be stored [ ... ]

979> N ad 4 d-ziner 5hirts by G @ a 5washbuckler 5how we 5tarred in only 2 get bullied on th bus up 5th st NW
then we sorta B-came Gian or G's stand-in b/c he B-came th dire¢tor + couldn't do both @ 5ame time s0 we wa5 the 1 5posed 2 fight 5um 1 else 2 th deth + 5um judges pre5ented u5 w/ a 5word > they were verE ¢eremonious abt it eveN tho we were in a run-of-mill hotel r∞m so wa5n't sure if thi5 = a dress rehearsal or waht > we picked up the 5word + 5tood on th bed wondering if thi5 = [ ... ]

978> reci-P 4 fea5t of 7 »«(((°» π 2 celebr8 dad's death/birth in th M-urgent-C r∞m on 1/6
turn the heat off (U don't want the fi5h 2 c∞k yet!) + mix in the »«(((°»... we used 1 lb of chopped 5wordfish, C bass, 2-na, 5almon + whatever ketch-of-the-day + ½ lb of 5hrimp + ½ lb of 5callops 2 make it a proper 7 »«(((°» π > 5pice it up w/ fresh taragon, the above שום ופפריקה + of course O' Bay since we live in D.C. > 5peaking of 7 »«(((°» π, a few posts ag0 we mentioned ketching 3 mice [ ... ]

977> Tyrant > Calamari email/correspondence archive
Sweet dude. I have been thinking a lot lately of all of the fractal versions of ourselves that live in other peoples' minds and dreams. Glad I have some slivers over in Rome.[...]. We can meet in sezze tho. Hm, a tux. Not sure if the tux rental is a swedish thing. Get online and look bro. What do I look like, a google? Giu said you can rent a tux here for about a hundred euro. here punk, i googled it for ya [ ... ]

976> 5hining 3rd, 4th + 5wann 5treets w/ 5ecrets + 5now, 2 5cale
5ignificant 5now 4 th 1st time 5ince weave bin on Swann st... 5trange 2 think ye5terday temp = 65°F + we wa5 walking around in a T-shirt > watched The 5hining 4 mayB the 20th ⊕ 30th time, figured it'5 N appropri8 film 4 B-ing in th 5now in 5elf-isol8ion > watched th 1st ½ of it a few weeks ag0 on th plane back but it mu5t of bin ¢en5ored b/c they edited out th scene where th psychologist talks [ ... ]

975> Post 9/11 karaoke + R 35th meatier shower in Italy + Omaha 2 sensor massage boreds 4 pressplay
Flying through the streets of Manhattan. Sometimes perfection is reached, the lights turn green right on cue, flying down Park avenue, thru midtown, light filling the wet black tar like a river of colors, the sounds free to flow deep into the expanse sheltered by the towering skyscrapers, like there is no limit, nothing to confine the sounds as they echo outwards, nothing to confine the lights. Every [ ... ]

974> 2022 – 2021 = 1¢ = 5hiftin' from 4-to-5th gear az we l∞k FWD 2 IB5N 22-2+ mayB 5um hip-E 5hit in th ∆
if 2021 = year of river, then 2022 = yr of D-riveratives, not in th journihili5ti¢ art-¢riti¢al 5¢ense where 5umping aint originul, but in th mathemati¢al 5¢ense where D-riverative = how output ¢hange5 w/ re5pect 2 ¢hanges in input (4 eggsample th D-rivative of N objet's po5ition w/ re5pect 2 time = veloci-T) > if U wand 2 riverse th oper8ion u can integr8 the veloci-T fcn 2 find where U @ + [ ... ]

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