Archive for the Absurd Category

The new workplace

Posted in Absurd on April 2, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

“How We’ll work in 2025” looks like a combination of the bright plastic cheesiness of a Mcdonalds Playland with the ‘awkward and forced socialization’ design of a Borders Bookstore.   Little boxes are little boxes regardless of much we try to make them look like  the toddler reading rooms of a local library.

Keynes vs Hayek: The ultimate rap battle

Posted in Absurd, media, Philosophy, Uncategorized on March 29, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

This is probably the best concise explanation of economics that exists today.  Listen to the rap and be schooled by old-schoolers who not only knew the way, they invented it.

psst…..Hayek is right, in fact he totally explains exactly what is happening to our current economy.  In other words, why it sucks.

Can’t get enough…

Posted in Absurd, art, What is Saxon on March 28, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

….more art deco

Thank you, Henri Privat-Livemont.

Things do eventually go full circle:

  • famous art deco poster which originally was an advertisement for absinthe>
  • absinthe the morbidish liquor which has been undergoing something of a comeback amongst the peers and emasculated ‘droogs’ of folks such as the wonderful writer Poppy Z Brite (“His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood“), this peerage and drooghood otherwise known as (pop)goth>
  • (pop)goth finding its own resurgence due to some kind of covert activity of the same primal archetype that C.G. Jung warned about/celebrated in his fantastic essay “Wotan”>
  • Wotan being Odin, Odin being called Woden by the ancient Saxons, this blog being called The PostModern Saxon.

“Secret of the Gothick God” (authored by Stephen Flowers PhD Germanic Studies).

“Wotan” (authored by C.G. Jung, founder of analytical psychology).

Maybe mystical non-sense, but a fun little ride none the less.

Bob Hope Rocks, and Zombies

Posted in Absurd, media, Politics, Uncategorized on March 28, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

Defined (from The Urban Dictionary):

“Obama Zombie
One who has political beliefs motivated by social image.

One who refuses to make political decisions independent of the media.

Obama Zombies present themselves as very political.”

Jason Mattera even wrote a book on the phenomenon:

….and these good folks even have a pretty huge forum on the subject of surviving the “Zombie Apocalypse”, though the degree to which ‘zombie’ is meant to be allegorical is up to you to decide:  Zombie Hunters

This is not a pipe

Posted in Absurd on March 27, 2010 by postmodernsaxon

for love of the absurd-

from

http://www.ffall.org/v3/news/

and

Boing Boing