Monday, January 26, 2009

Crackpots are hypomanic in times of crisis

My friend Peter Le was in Detroit lately and took some great photographs. He sent them to me and I told him they were dystopic. He said Detroit is fucked.

I read the Dystopians article in the New Yorker. Here is my analysis of Ben McGrath's piece. It is a good piece. It made me want to live on a boat.

Crackpots are also called cranks.

I read this book a few years ago about Survivalism. This was an interesting book, full of fringe-riding conspiracy cranks.

My place of employment had a strong day of sales.

I guess what I am trying to say is I'm not sure if I should really feel like we are at the beginning of some great paradigm shift.