Stray thoughts under partial quarantine

WashYourHands

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Lockdown linguistics & the jargon of hope.

Case study number 1009 - "turning the corner", yeah, said so many times said party is now a circle. Can't keep a tab on all of them. "Green shoots", "over the hill", "pastures new". Clearly some agricultural heritage seam has been dug down into. Can't they be more emphatic? "Roaring like a phoenix", "Squelched the curve like a bbw fetishist", or "Jesus is reborn", you know, deeper mystical disposable half truths.
 

WashYourHands

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At what point when you're living in, or among, an esoteric death cult do you think "hmmmmm, these robes are daft, Satan never spoils me like Lucien or Maureen & the sex is getting really boring too"?

And the Order of the Nine Angles, presencing the acausal, insight roles, something sinister about Shropshire, culling mundanes, an equal feminist voice through their Rounwytha tradition, the is/isn't honey-trap fold in, free tickets to the football through C18 although you wouldn't want to get too pushy too early there. Like a book club, but more exacting. It's complicated.
 
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luka

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what we might be lookjing at in the near future is a kind of post office environment in the same way that the north became a post industrial landscape, full of ruins of the old way of life. we might end up squatting the shard.
 

entertainment

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I miss my weekly night shift a bit. It didn't involve anything besides sitting around staying put in an office from 21 to 06. That time was magical for me. Everyone asleep, nothing going on. I've never been as calm as focused as I was in those hours, which could be spent reading or watching movies or drawing or something. I was at ease and even my breathing seemed to fall into a more natural rythm.

There was often also an existential clarity to my mind when I was sitting there or walking around these grand halls in total silence. Like being zapped outside moving reality for a moment and spectating neutrally. Taking a step back and seeing the big perspective.

I miss that a bit. It was also just cool getting paid for doing nothing.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
I hate working from home, even if it is the future. Find it very hard to stay motivated. Miss the social element.

OTOH, maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I was able to get out of this fucking house/street/area from time to time.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
what we might be lookjing at in the near future is a kind of post office environment in the same way that the north became a post industrial landscape, full of ruins of the old way of life. we might end up squatting the shard.
Jesus has returned from the desert.
 

entertainment

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I hate working from home, even if it is the future. Find it very hard to stay motivated. Miss the social element.

OTOH, maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I was able to get out of this fucking house/street/area from time to time.
Yeah I usually dread it when I have to get out of bed and out in the rain or whatever but once you get there, it's nicer. Better to compartmentalize work like that.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
It may just be that most of the coverage I see is of British and American affairs and it's the same everywhere, but I feel the last four years have really shown up the anti-intellectualism of both societies. The public seem almost uniquely arrogant and uninformed and our governments follow suit.

If it's happening elsewhere then I'm all ears, but I don't get the impression the French or Japanese or South Koreans or Germans or whoever else are in the same mess the two of us are. I guess Australia are in a similar situation. Interesting that the three - Britain, America and Australia - that spring to mind are the three with the greatest Murdoch presence...
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
It may just be that most of the coverage I see is of British and American affairs and it's the same everywhere, but I feel the last four years have really shown up the anti-intellectualism of both societies. The public seem almost uniquely arrogant and uninformed and our governments follow suit.

If it's happening elsewhere then I'm all ears, but I don't get the impression the French or Japanese or South Koreans or Germans or whoever else are in the same mess the two of us are. I guess Australia are in a similar situation. Interesting that the three - Britain, America and Australia - that spring to mind are the three with the greatest Murdoch presence...
How long before Fox News UK becomes a thing, do you reckon?
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
It's interesting how the virus just isn't a thing anymore for a lot of people. The news cycle's moved on and people are bored, so that's it.
 

catalog

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I feel like, if it comes back, second wave or whatever, people are not gonna follow lockdown rules at all in the same way.
 
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