Grendel’s Laundry List

Like every iconoclast, I have broken my idols in order to offer sacrifices to their debris.

For the madman, any scapegoat will do. He endures his defeats as an accuser; objects striking him as culpable as human beings, he assaults whatever and whomever he pleases; delirium is an expanding economy.

Limited to larger discriminations, we fall back on our defeats, failing to find their cause or their sustenance outside ourselves; common sense compels us to a closed economy, the autarky of failure.

Thou shalt be objective!–curse of the nihilist who believes in everything!

E. M. Cioran, All Gall Is Divided



Museum of Joy: Loplop by Ernst

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Max Ernst, L’Ange du Foyer (The Angel of the Hearth)

Random Photo: Found Loplop

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play. Even if it’s been weeks.

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Max Ernst, Une Semaine de Bonté*

* “A week of goodness”

Random Photo


A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.


Museum of Joy: The Eyes Have It


Illustration from Thomas Wright, An original theory or new hypothesis of the Universe, 1750

Steal This Meme: Billy This Wall



This is meme is an “LOL” only if you have purchased and assembled a Ikea chair, table, or bookcase, following the minimalist instructions provided. But, according to the BBC World Service, Ikea has sold 60 million of its “Billy” bookcases. I have purchased and assembled a number of Billy bookcases myself, and I find them sturdy and serviceable, and not ugly, which is all I ask of a bookcase. So I LOLed.

The Bloomberg Billy Bookcase Index


Random Photo


A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.