Friday, June 07, 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
• Negative Utopia Gets All Self-Determinist Up In Here
Now, I’m pretty sure that what I just read is a smoke-screen for the oft-misinterpreted rantings of Ayn Rand, but I want to congratulate Negative Utopia. In the years I’ve been exploring band names it is very, very rare to find any kind of actual philosophy behind the names bands choose.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
• Gothic Council Legitimizes Gothic Porn as Art (NSFW)
The Fountainhead |
Our usual bathroom reading fair is Lovecraft, the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and our own Liisa Ladoucuer’s Encyclopedia Gothica.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
• • Greatfully Delicious
Atlas Shrugged |
I find myself wondering how fully I can encourage people to dine at a restaurant where the employees occasionally wear shirts with “Who Is John Galt?” emblazoned on them, and where the owner will sometimes trap you in conversations about the evils of the credit system and why he prefers that you use cash in his establishment. I don’t want to discuss Randian philosophy over my tacos, but perhaps others might revel in the odd atmosphere.
Friday, December 17, 2010
• Jason Woytek: Public servant accused of stealing dozens of MHMRA laptops
If you believe what Jason Woytek has written about himself on the Internet, you'd think he was a man of many and varied achievements: a man of God, a top salesman, budding author, an Eagle Scout and an elite former soldier. [....] According to a complaint filed by the DA’s office, the proud member of the South Texas Ayn Rand Society swiped no fewer than 67 laptops from the stockroom where he clerked at the Harris County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority and hocked them at area pawn shops.
Friday, May 14, 2010
• Rock and roll saved Steve Alford’s life - Here’s how
Interview with Steve Almond, author of Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life.
[Q:] Why a dissection of Paradise Theater, and not, say, The Grand Illusion or Kilroy Was Here? [A:] Wow, Kilroy. That's brutal, dude. That's like the album that Ayn Rand and her pool boy fucked to. I'd be a little scared to perform a dissection on it.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
• Houston’s choice for mayor
The Fountainhead |
Let's reflect for a minute on just what we have here: A corporate lawyer, an architect and an accountant-type. Now, if you had Michael Clayton, Howard Roark from The Fountainhead and...and...and some heroic, dashing accountant, you'd have yourself a race. Instead you have three people who pretty much, at least in public — and that's all that counts, of course — fit the stereotype.