Friday, March 23, 2018

Apocalypse This Week: What Worries Me Most

There is so much going on out there, so much mischief and madness being thrown at us, so many toys coming out of those DUMB labs and archonic think-tanks that I can hardly keep up with it all. Then there's nightmare in Austin that seems to have risen like Cthulhu from the deep, dragging a gaggle of potent symbols in its wake like tin cans behind a newlyweds' Studebaker.

I wasn't planning on doing anything on this story because judging from the media and establishment reaction-- which has been oddly muted and disorganized-- it seemed like an all-too predictable by-product of the apocalyptic mess we're now living through.

I guess I was wrong.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Nephilim Rising: Are You Not Entrained?

The Pearl entrainment campaign train keeps-a-rollin', and hot on the heels of the Gucci's Pearl-heavy 2018 advertising blitz--which seems to have been the official kickoff for this particular liturgy of the Never-Ending Ritual-- the floodgates have well and truly opened, the levee's gone and broke, the dam has finally burst. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Babylon 2.0

I get the feeling a lot of people still don't quite take Dubai seriously and see it as a weird artifact of a prolonged oil boom that brought shiploads of eff-you money to a bunch of desert sheikhs who never quite figured out what they wanted to do with it all.

I've heard a lot of talk about Dubai (or Dubaibylon, if you prefer) being a tacky LARP of a Sci-Fi city, a monument to Futurist techno-kitsch and plain old bad taste. But it's time for that talk to stop. Nobody's kidding, or fooling around in Dubai. 

What they're doing over there is serious as a heart attack.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Missing Foundation: U2s Bono Finds the Bottom

Bono & Merkel- a match made 
in the deepest pits of Hell 

I'm a big fan of the film Bedazzled, both the Cook/Moore original and the Fraser/Hurley remake (shut up). Both films riff on the old Faust routine, the proverbial --or actual, in this case-- deal with the Devil in order to show you that the house always wins and you always get the shite end of the stick. Natural facts, is all.

The takeaway in Bedazzled is that the Devil isn't just enormously powerful, he's actually the greatest legal mind in history. There's a reason Satan is introduced in the Book of Job as the "Adversary," or essentially, Jehovah's Attorney General. He knows the Law like nobody's business and he's here to make sure you choke on it. 

So open wide, Bucko. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Snapshots from the Apocalypse: Drilling for Doomsday

Did you miss me? Oh, you did? That's so sweet, thank you.

In case you were wondering, I was at APOCALARP-CON 2018, drilling the breakdown of the Grid when the poles flip, or the Sun burps, or Russia launches Coldbringer, or whatever. The great thing is that we didn't even have to leave the house! 

In fact, we couldn't have left the house even if we wanted to!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Monday, March 05, 2018

Oscar Recap: Yeah, Yeah, Osiris. We Get It.

Well, another year, another Academy Awards. And another pile of clunky, ham-fisted symbolism dropped on our heads.

Jimmy Kimmel, who used to run around asking random women to reach around in his pants pockets on a show that usually went to credits running footage of buxom young girls jumping on a trampoline, is a "woke" intersectionalist all of a sudden and shot up some fish in a barrel with his obligatory yet bloodless Harvey Weinstein jokes.

Jimmy, it would have been edgy to tell Harvey Weinstein jokes last year. This year it's just cringey.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

90th Annual Osiris Awards: Pregame

Well, it's that time of year again: time to marvel at the increasingly-obsessive and progressively explicit symbolism of the Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, aka the Ausurs, aka the Osiris Awards. 

Hey; I have really bad OCD, too. I get it. Mine's more focused on semi-obscure Scottish divas than on blowing up the world and rebuilding it according to a millennia-old master plan drawn up in the throne-rooms of Babylon during the Third Dynasty of Ur, but who am I to judge, right? Can't we all be broth...sorry, unfortunate choice of words there.

I can say that given all the new emergent archetypal dominants we've been discovering, this stuff seems kind of quaint and corny and old-fashioned. But seeing that Hollywood is increasingly the Audio-Visual department of the MIC, it still gives an idea of where their heads are at these days and where things might be going.

Friday, March 02, 2018