Authentic fundamentalists (like the Amish) get along […] with their […] neighbors since they are simply centered on their own world and not bothered by what goes on out ther
while the Moral Majority fundamentalist is haunted by horror/envy with regard to the pleasures in which the sinners engage.
authentic fundamentalists do not envy their neighbors for their different jouissance.
"Number 8 on my list is from another rapper… it’s a Christian rap album… Kenny West, Jesus.”
"Kenny West Jesus"
I think we should all go ahead and start calling this album this name.
Ocean’s Twelve (Steven Soderbergh, 2004)
—“Sorry to hear about your mother. She was an amazing… well, I thought so, at least.”
—“She hated you. She hated all thieves, I should have known that.”
The iPod, like the Walkman cassette player before it, allows us to listen to our music wherever we want. Previously, recording technology had unlinked music from the concert hall, the café, and the saloon, but now music can always be carried with us. Michael Bull, who has written frequently about the impact of the Walkman and the iPod, points out that we often use devices to ‘aestheticize urban space.’ We carry our own soundtrack with us wherever we go, and the world around us is overlaid with our music. Our whole life becomes a movie, and we can alter the score for it over and over again: one minute it’s a tragedy, and the next it’s an action film. Energetic, dreamy, or ominous and dark: everyone has their own private movie going on in their heads, and no two are the same….Theodor Adorno… called this situation ‘accompanied solitude,’ a situation where we might be alone, but we have the ability via music to create the illusion that we are not.
The sky has frozen to a wall.