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{Monday, September 30, 2002}

The original title of this blog was The Johnson Family

Sustainable Truth And Reconciliation
Heckler & Coch
prospecting for method in the messages & manifestos

"The Zone takes care of its own."

What is the Disumbrationist movement?

Hallo HAL Hallo, Synchronised Neural Networks use hidden weightings for Joke-Ins.
Artificial brains could use "in-jokes" to deliver secret messages according to computer scientists

"The Torah, from its very inception, was not an in-group ethic. Many Egyptians went out of Egypt with the Israelites. Jews were enjoined by Moses to treat them as brethren" (Exodus 22:20, 23:9). Love Thy Neighbor

Language, very like an eel, loses entropy when stretched
money is like an eel in the fist

"Some folks are gonna get the notion / I know / They'll say I'm preaching hate //
But if I had to swim the ocean / I would / just to communicate //
it aint as simple as talking jive / the daily strugggle just to stay alive ..."
-- Nina Simone, "Revolution" (with no apology to the Beatles)

Album - Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd : I Aint The One - " I must be in the middle of some kind of conspiracy."

You Can't Win - Jack Black by Nathan Keene

"You crazy or something walk around alone? Me good guide. What you want Meester?"
"Well uh, I would like to write a bestseller that would be a good book, a book about real people and places ..."
The guide stopped me. "That's enough Mister. I don't want to read your stinking book. That's a job for the White reader."
From - The Adding Machine by Bill Lee

" When the Egyptian hosts were drowning in the Red Sea, the angels in
Heaven were about to break forth in songs of jubilation. But the Holy One,
blessed be He, silenced them with the words:'My creatures are perishing
and ye are ready to sing?' "
-- The Talmud

"If I had to choose one word to describe myself, it would be peasant," the poet known as Adonis said recently. At 72, Adonis is acknowledged to be today's master poet in Arabic despite his
unpopular secular views.

"The Johnson Family was a turn-of-the-century expression to designate good bums and thieves. It was elaborated into a code of conduct. A Johnson honours his obligations. His word is good and he is a good man to do business with. A Johnson minds his own business. He is not a snoopy, self-righteous, trouble-making person. A Johnson will give help when help is needed. He will not stand by while someone is drowning or trapped under a burning car.

(Epigraph to The Place of Dead Roads by William S Burroughs)

The only thing that could unite the planet is a united space programme... The earth becomes a space station and war is simply out, irrelevant, flatly insane in a context of research centres, spaceports and the exhilaration of working with people you like and respect towards an agreed-upon objective, an objective from which all workers will gain. Happiness is a by-product of function. The planetary space station will give all participants an opportunity to function."

Ava Helen Pauling recalled her remarks at an international congress in Yugoslavia in 1957 on the nature of the hydrogen bond. At the congress she said,
�The only bond more important than the hydrogen bond is the human bond.�

posted by Andrew 9/30/2002 03:35:00 PM