even with a philosopher’s stone…without a soul, you can’t complete a true shiba transmutation
What I remember about last night: everything at the bar up to smoking outside with some German named Basti (I don’t really smoke). Then I remember people talking moderately frantically, lots of unpleasant tummyness, and then finally my Mexican co-worker Jorge(Hore-hey) standing outside my bathroom door, laughing madly and playing the guitar while my boss’s voice laid me down in my bathtub and forced me to drink a huge cup of water. I don’t remember ever actually seeing her.
When I finally woke/cleaned up, one of my tomatoes was missing.
Jerry loses a tooth in the middle of a performance and it skitters out into the audience. As he crawls around on the sticky comedy club floor trying to find it, the disgusted audience refusing to help him, more of his teeth eject from his gums and scatter across the floor. When he finally collects them all, he emerges triumphantly from behind a table, blood smearing his toothless face, and continues his set as if nothing happened.
George gets into the elevator in his office’s building and presses the button for his floor. The doors close, but when they reopen moments later, there’s nothing outside but a hundred-foot drop into an empty field. There are no buildings as far as he can see, and the elevator seems impossibly suspended in the air. He tries pressing buttons for other floors, but the doors always reopen onto the same scene at the same elevation, only with different weather conditions.
Elaine has a dream wherein she’s the Vice President of the United States and Puddy is in a wheelchair with a pregnant wife. Taking this as a sign, she breaks up with him immediately upon waking, but quickly realizes she’s too apathetic to even consider starting a political career.
After several days in the elevator, George has developed an elaborate system for collecting rainwater from 14 and catching pigeons to eat on 5, which he cooks in the sunlight of the hellishly ozone-bereft 12. He spends most of his time enjoying the balmy breeze on 4, riding up to the blizzard on 11 whenever he begins to feel overheated. After a while, the boredom gets to him, and he takes a closer look at the elevator’s control panel, where he discovers a button he hadn’t seen before. With no hope left for rescue, he presses it and the doors close. After what seems like an hour of slow descent, the bell finally dings and the doors slide open, revealing an enormous audience rimmed by gigantic, toothless gums. The elevator tilts forward and he nearly falls out, hanging through the door as what appears to be blood drips from all around him. Eventually he manages to clamber back inside and desperately stabs at the “Door Close” button, but to no avail.
Kramer is furious when he learns that his deposits at the sperm bank have earned no interest.
Chris Jordan - Midway: Message from the Gyre (2009-current)
I understand that these are horrific, disturbing images and not remotely beautiful.
At first I was under the impression that the albatross remains had been arranged by the photographer around piles of plastic trash; then I read this article and learned that “nesting chicks fill their bellies with plastic as their parents collect and feed them bits that look to them like food. As a result, tens of thousands of albatross chicks die of starvation, choking, internal bleeding and poisoning each year.”
I feel the set deserves posting.
best party ever
This will absolutely, completely be me on Friday