shkann:

obi-wankenobitoldmeinthelobby:

afterthenight:

Interior with young man reading, 1898 by Vilhelm Hammershoi

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

shkann:

obi-wankenobitoldmeinthelobby:

afterthenight:

Interior with young man reading, 1898 by Vilhelm Hammershoi

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

Lavenderas - Fernando Cueto Amorsolo via: ArtDaily

Lavenderas - Fernando Cueto Amorsolo
via: ArtDaily

David Kramer
Kevin Sloanvia: Escape Into Life

Kevin Sloan
via: Escape Into Life

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ghostlikeswazy:

mudwerks:

frenchtwist:

Koushoku Painting by Nobuyoshi Araki
lyssahumana:

First Lines: Roberto Bolano - 2666
laluli:

mudwerks:trixietreats:

Continuity Error! › Unsilent Night
Illustration by Jim Steranko, from Strange Tales #168, “Today  Earth Died!” (May 1968)

laluli:

mudwerks:trixietreats:

Continuity Error! › Unsilent Night

Illustration by Jim Steranko, from Strange Tales #168, “Today Earth Died!” (May 1968)

The creation of Adam, the Garden of Eden, Adam’s fainting spell during which God made Eva from his body, the forbidden fruit which was of course knowledge of the whole stinking thing and might be termed the first Watergate scandal, all slots neatly into Doc Steinplatz’s theory. And this was a white myth. This leads to the supposition that the word virus assumed a specially malignant and lethal form in the white race. What then accounts for this special malignance of the white word virus? Most likely a virus mutation occasioned by radioactivity .All animal and insect experiments so far carried out indicate that mutations resulting from radiation are unfavorable that is not conductive to survival. These experiments relate to the effects of radiation on autonomous creatures. What about the effects of radiation on viruses? Are there not perhaps some so classified and secret experiments hiding behind national security? Virus mutations occasioned by radiation may be quite favorable for the virus. And such a virus might well violate the equilibrium with the host cell. So now with the tape recorders of Watergate and the fall out from atomic testing the virus stirs uneasy in all your white throats. It was a killer virus once. It could become a killer virus again and rage through cities of the world like a topping forest fire.

“It is the beginning of the end.” That was the reaction of a science attache’ at one of Washington’s major embassies to reports that a synthetic gene particle had been produced in the laboratory …”Any small country can now make a virus for which there is no cure. It would only take a small laboratory. Any small country with good biochemists could do it.”

And presumeably any big country could do it quicker and better.

William S. Burroughs (The Electronic Revolution, 1971)
‘It is worth noting that if a virus were to attain a state of wholly benign equilibrium with its host cell it is unlikely that its presence would be readily detected OR THAT IT WOULD NECESSARILY BE RECOGNIZED AS A VIRUS. I suggest that the word is just such a virus. Doktor Kurt Unruh von Steinplatz has put forth an interesting theory as to the origins and history of this word virus. He postulates that the word was a virus of what he calls BIOLOGIC MUTATION effecting the biologic change in its host which was then genetically conveyed. One reason that apes cant talk is because the structure of their inner throats is simply not designed to formulate words. He postulates that alteration in inner throat structure were occasioned by virus illness … And not occasion … This illness may well have had a high rate of mortality but some female apes must have survived to give birth to the wunder kindern. The illness perhaps assumed a more malignant form in the male because of his more developed and rigid muscular structure causing death through strangulation and vertebral fracture. Since the virus in both male and female precipitates sexual frenzy through irritation of sex centers in the brain the males impregnated the females in their death spasms and the altered throat structured was genetically conveyed. Having effected alterations in the host’s structure that resulted in a new species specially designed to accomodate the virus the virus can now replicate without disturbing the metabolism and without being recognized a virus. A symbiotic relationship has now been established and the virus is now built into the host which sees the virus as a useful part of itself. This successful virus can now sneer at gangster viruses like small pox and turn them in to The Pasteur Institute. Ach jungen what a scene is here … the apes are moulting fur steaming off them females whimpering and slobbering over dying males like cows with aftosa and so a stink musky sweet rotten metal stink of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden…
William S. Burroughs (The Electronic Revolution, 1971)
Naked  Lunch Japan 2003 Pop Art Poster

Naked Lunch Japan 2003 Pop Art Poster

William  S. Burroughs Naked Lunch Poland 1995 Pop Art Poster

William S. Burroughs Naked Lunch Poland 1995 Pop Art Poster

And I may add the environment necessary for any cellular structure they could parasitize to survive. Is the virus then simply a time bomb left on this planet to be activated by remote control? An extermination program in fact? In its path from full virulence to its ultimate goal of symbiosis will any human creature survive? Is the white race, which would seem to be more under virus control than the black yellow and brown races, giving any indication of workable symbiosis?

‘Taking the virus eye view, the ideal situation would appear to be one in which the virus replicates in cells without in any way disturbing their normal metabolism.’

This has been suggested as the ideal biological situation toward which all viruses are slowly evolving…’

Would you offer violence to a well intentioned virus on its slow road to symbiosis?

William S. Burroughs (The Electronic Revolution, 1971)
William  S. Burroughs Naked Lunch UK Flamingo 2001 Pop Art Poster

William S. Burroughs Naked Lunch UK Flamingo 2001 Pop Art Poster