preface to the 4th edition (w/ pierre klossowski)

3 06 2009

B • something to the effect of wonder. I mean, here we are. here we all are. I mean … what’s happening? I mean … I

P • well … an intensity is at work in everyone. I’m pretty sure. It’s flux and reflux forming the significant and insignificant fluctuations of thought. and while each of us wants to claim a certain portion of this intensity for his or her very own, in point of fact, Bon, it belongs to no one and has neither beginning nor end. contrary to this more or less undulating element, if each of us forms a closed and apparently limited whole, it is precisely by virtue of a … momentary embrace, if you will, of certain traces of this intensity; that is, by a system of signs we call language. so far as the beginning or end of our own fluctuations are concerned we know nothing — even if the sign be the ME, the I, the SUBJECT of all our propositions! it is, thanks to this sign, however, that we constitute our selves as thinking, that a thought as such occurs to us, even though we are never quite sure that it is not someone else who is thinking and will continue to think in us.

B • but what is this OTHER that forms the outside in relation to the inside that we hold our selves to be?

P • well Bon, the sign ME in the everyday code of communication, so far as it verifies our various internal and external degrees of presence and absence … comes to us gratuitously (thank you Peter), all the while assuring a variable state of coherence within our selves and amongst our surroundings. be that as it may, what have you. Everything leads back to a single discourse, Bon, to fluctuations, of what have you, that correspond to the thought of every one and no one. Everything remains a function of the chaos out of which meaning is generated. boing! thus the thought of no one, but this intensity itself, finds its necessity in him or her who appropriates it, and comes to know his or her destiny in a lifetime of memory and … forgetfulness. I’m sorry, Bon, what was your question?

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ladies & gentlemen … ludwig wittgenstein

13 07 2008

for more than one reason what i publish here will have points of contact with what other people are writing today
if my remarks do not bear a stamp which marks them as mine
i do not wish to lay any further claim to them as my property

i make them public with doubtful feelings
it is not impossible that it should fall to the lot of this work, in its poverty and in the darkness of this time, to bring light into one brain or another
but of course, it is not likely

i should not like my writing to spare other people the trouble of thinking
but if possible, to stimulate someone else to thoughts of their own

i should have liked to produce a good book
this has not come about
but the time is past in which i could improve it

so much for rules

3 07 2008

Feel free to post your Eminem Presents Anger Management Tour … or whatever-related comments here. Don’t be rude (permban), use only English, don’t go offtopic and read FAQ before asking a question.

#2 – lmao • July 3rd, 2008 | 03:18
Eminem sucks hahaha.

#13 – KMFDM-better-than-the-best • July 3rd, 2008 | 03:42
Rap isn’t music.. anyone over 20 with a job will tell you that

#14 – Just Maybe • July 3rd, 2008 | 03:50
Im 23 With A Lovely Job And rap Is Music. So I guess Your Wrong….. Sorry Their Bud

#18 – jonnyBoy • July 3rd, 2008 | 03:58
@ 13, 14
I’m 16, have a job- and I think cRAP is a giant brown load that has been dropped on the American consumer, and the world over.
I DO like Eminem, though… he makes Vanilla Ice look like John Lennon when it comes to writing. (Okay, maybe not- but he’s only got a couple good songs. The videos are funny as hell, I’ll admit)

#21 = Burrrrrrr • July 3rd, 2008 | 04:26
Craka @ss Craka we nu99az hate crakas

#25 – Beasies • July 3rd, 2008 | 04:33
@ 22 LOL
So to you, Talent = incoherent babbling in basic pre-school level rhyme schemes, over primitave jungle drum beats?? LOL best laugh Ive had all day.

#30 – Crakas • July 3rd, 2008 | 04:44
F*ck all you Crakas, wez gonaz pull out ours burnah an f*ck you up all yous ch*nks an spics get it too son on the realz yo, chia nukaa

#34 – Chinese American • July 3rd, 2008 | 05:45
As a Chinese American who lived in a all black neighborhood and attended a 88% all black school until I was 16 and switched to a diverse school in a good neighborhood because my parents speaking little english worked tirelessly and sacrificed all to buy a business(now they own 3)to get me and my brother a taste of the very real “American Dream”.I can tell you that in my experience no group of people are more racist than black people constant unrelenting nonstop racist remarks and they really took pride in making people who were different feel terrified, this nightmare ceased when we switched schools.Its impossible to describe that feeling of it all stopping unless you experienced this torment.

#35 – Wah • July 3rd, 2008 | 06:00
@34 Chinese American
I was in the same situation as you were, except I had to stick it through all 3 years. You’re right about that description. I should know from my experience as well. It was tough but I managed to earn their respect.

#42 – voodoo_child • July 3rd, 2008 | 07:21
hey chiny american.
if your g.parents had gone through what black people have………..
it still effects this generation.
And also you can’t generalize whole neighborhood with a handful…Otherwise maybe you (or hardworking parents) didn’t make an enough effort.

#50 – Voice of The Black Man • July 3rd, 2008 | 09:27
@35 and 34
Cry me a river pansies.

#53 – twinkie • July 3rd, 2008 | 09:52
@ voodoo_child
Hey blacky american
Quit blaming something that happened decades ago on ya poverty. Just admit ya lazy and cant hold a job. And if that was your reason that its ok for black people to make fun of other races. Lol, you of all races should be the last after knowing how it felt like.

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That knocked the wind out of me.