I begin with a tale sure to embarrass myself, thus winning you to my cause. In 1984 I was listening to experimental music to the exclusion of all other music. Rhythms not produced by machinery were not part of my sonic diet, and songs had to mean something (or at least be mean) to gain […]
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Are We There Yet? is a series about changed minds. Finding the Off Switch: I am an analog man in a digital world. Even at work, when my bosses and peers are bombing me with text messages and e-mails, I respond to most of them face-to-face. People treat me much different in person than they […]
Reprinted with kind permission from The Real Matt Forney. It’s funny: for a guy who went to a Catholic school, I really don’t remember much about the Bible. We had religion classes once a day during my entire tenure there, but I never cottoned to my school’s limp-wristed, social justice interpretation of C
Are We There Yet? is a series about changed minds. In November 1991 I published a review of William Powell’s book The Anarchist Cookbook in my zine OVO. I received the review without credit, but now I know the review was originally published in the New Libertarian, Volume V, Number III, April 1988. Powell has [
Prescriptions, claims about how things should be, have their place. Their place is largely in my past and outside of me. I know what I prefer but can’t tease out of that how things should be. I am humbled by how wrong I was about how things should be in the face of what is. […]
Liz Ramirez, Cassie Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez have been released from prison. They served fourteen years for a crime they did not commit. A crime, in fact, which no one committed. A crime that never happened. But due to the free pass Christianity gets when it talks nonsense, these four women were put […
Today, 25 November, was a special day in the life of Yukio Mishima. May you have a special day as well. I don’t want to do what Mishima did, I want to do what I do as fully as he did what he did. “The past does not only draw us back to the past. […]
Are We There Yet? is a series about changed minds. Ex Cathedra: Thinking Globally, Ranting Locally (early 2007): When the Pope proclaims an infallible religious truth, he does it ex cathedra. In Latin, ex cathedra means “from the chair.” Professors who hold “chairs” in universities participate in the
Buy The Gospel According to Malfew Seklew for $4.95 for Kindle at amazon.com “Like Thomas Paine, Malfew Seklew rips the mask of sham and pretense from the hypocrites and fakers and will be appreciated about 100 years after he is dead.” Malfew Seklew is to the pen what his friend and flat-mate of Ragnar Redbeard
American Library Association, Banned Book Week: Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms o
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Trevor Blake: Mind. Digital Image, August 2013. ovo127.com. Public Domain.
(Reprinted with gratitude from Matt Forney, 17 July 2013. – Trevor) Have you ever wondered why all economic systems end up in the same place? Communism, capitalism, libertarianism, social democracy, Falangism, feminism; at the end of the day, barely anything distinguishes them, at least if you’re one of the prol
Transcript As some people know, one of my videos was censored recently by YouTube after being maliciously flagged by people who are afraid of free speech. And in the last few days my website has been taken down three times by “denial of service” attacks. How flattering. How encouraging. Clearly I’m doing s
Trevor Blake: Dice. Digital photographs. Portland Oregon USA. 4 April 2013. Public Domain.
I am honored to have an article in the July 2013 issue of The Freethinker. The article is titled “Atheism and Evil.” It is an argument in favor of describing some acts as evil, and against describing all acts one objects to as insane. It also includes a brief summary of how secular thinkers such […]
By Trevor Blake, based on an idea by Danny Chaoflux, based on ideas by Grant Morrison and Matt Groening. Ink on paper, July 2013.
One of the joys of reading and learning about the past is discovering that many of the problems we’re dealing with today have been around for longer than we thought, and learning how our forerunners dealt with them. Enter Ernest Mann, a writer who is completely unknown to the manosphere (and the world at large), [R
OGRE Mark V. Design by Trevor Blake, printed by Crawford Smith. Background is the map from OGRE fifth edition, published in 2000. Previously: 30 July 2010 Trevor Blake & OGRE 24 June 2010 Heavy Tank and Mark V OGRE 27 July 2009 Tank Top 8 July 2009 OGRE Mark 1 4 September 2008 OGRE II [...]
Trevor Blake: Sleepchamber Soundtrax. Digital image, 2009. Commissioned (and rejected) art work for the CD Sleepchamber Soundtracks, published in a DVD case. Previously unpublished. Much more information at sleepchamber.info.
New episode of The Old Silverback Hour! One full hour of variety in the popular music genre. Originally broadcast over the experimental HEER-ZUM radio network on or about the week of April 1st 1927. Fans of old time radio will enjoy this offering. Restored from the original 13-inch Armed Forces Network discs. Featuring the
Welcome to the Easter Challenge! Our panel of experts – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and our Mystery Guest – have two thousand years to give consistent answer to simple questions about the resurrection of Christ. No proof is required, only consistent answers. Our questions are prepared by Dan Baker, author of Losing Faith
Creative Maladjustment Week. About David: “David W. Oaks, Executive Director of MindFreedom International, has been a psychiatric survivor human rights activist since 1976. David is also on the Board of Directors of the United States International Council on Disability and Oregon Consumer/Survivor Coalition.” De
Cross-posted from my site about Buckminster Fuller: I remember, in 1978, showing [Fuller] our Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts and being startled when he asked: “How much does your building weigh?” The question was far from rhetorical. He was challenging us to discover how efficient it was; to identify how m
Buy ECCLESIASTÉS / ECCLESIASTES / DER PREDIGER for $4.95 for Kindle at amazon.com Todo lo que te viniere a la mano para hacer, hazlo con todas tus fuerzas; porque en el sepulcro, adonde tú vas, no hay obra, ni industria, ni ciencia, ni sabiduría. / Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy [...]
DADA would break the meaning of meaning in 1916. Technocracy Inc. told us technology trumped tyranny in 1919. The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus warned us about words in 1921. Magritte’s treacherous pipe smoked us out in 1928. General Semantics conducted the war between map and territory in 1933. The situationi
Download free HTML / Kindle / PDF (3.3 MB, 30,00 words, 72 pages). For Ourselves The Right to Be Greedy Theses On The Practical Necessity Of Demanding Everything Table of Contents Introduction I. Wealth II. Individualism and Collectivism III. The Dialectic of Egoism IV. The Resonance of Egoisms V. Communist Society VI. Rad
If you’re fortunate enough to have visited me in my very home, you will surely have learned by now that more than anything else I listen to jazz from the 1920s and 1930s. Night and day, my friend. Now you can have that very self-same experience in your own home, by listening via podcast to [...]
In the beginning God made man all messed up and prone to do bad things, which got God mad. So God cursed man and even killed everybody except one family in a flood. God was still mad but later said okay man here’s a second chance. God sent God to man as a sacrifice [...]
The World Spent time with some of the finest men and women I’ve met. Reconnected with old friends near and far. Accepted more invitations to do things before I thought of reasons to say no. Settled in to a new job. Got some hiking in, a little bike riding, plenty of walking. Bought a year [...]