29 March 2009

sneak peak from Little Mo's Imaginary High School Yearbook, from TCJB "1st Edition"

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Altered book collage based on 1970 high school yearbook by Morris Armstrong Jr. proudly a.k.a. "Little Mo" author of the new prose+scrapbook novel now previewing at http://TheConcreteJungleBook.com

You can publish your scrapbook pages for free in our new print-on-demand book, TCJB SCRAPBOOK EDGE, it's FREE, no gimmicks. Details: http://comicater.com/tcjb/studio.aspx?bid=4439

23 March 2009

You're invited to submit your edgy pages for FREE publication in SCRAPBOOK EDGE, a new book coming soon from Nonhuman Communications

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Please forward freely, re-publish on your blog, etc.
Thanks in advance for your interest for for spreading the news.

16 March 2009

human is what's left after you cut away the nonhuman

….if the caesura between the human and the animal passes first of all within man, then it is the very question of man – and of humanism – that must be posed in a new way. In our culture, man has always been thought of as the articulation and conjunction of a body and a soul, of a living thing and a logos, of a natural (or animal) element, and a supernatural or social or divine element. We must learn instead to think of man as what results from the incongruity of these two elements, and investigate not the metaphysical mystery of conjunction, but rather the practical and political mystery of separation. What is man, if he is always the place – and at the same time, the result – of ceaseless divisions and caesurae? It is more urgent to work on these divisions, to ask in what way – within man – has man been separated from non-man, and the animal from the human, than it is to take positions on the great issues, on so-called human rights and values. And perhaps even the most luminous sphere of our relations with the divine depends, in some way, on that darker one which separates us from the animal.

–Giorgio Agamgen,
The Open: Man and Animal

12 March 2009

Gandhi got it

I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

04 March 2009

'Possum Suicide Squad Stopped by Tragic Accident?

Conquest mixed-media collage by Morris Armstrong, Jr. proudly a.k.a. "Little Mo"

A paranoid human could be forgiven for wondering if this report (below) from the San Francisco Chronicle is just the tip of the iceberg, spearhead of an ill-fated 'possum terrorist attack on the San Francisco Bay Area. Lord knows the nonhumans have reason to want to shut us down before we destroy the parts of the planet that we haven't devastated yet:

(03-03) 12:29 PST PLEASANT HILL -- BART service between Concord and Pleasant Hill was interrupted for more than an hour Tuesday because an opossum got
stuck in a track switch, officials said.

The problems began at 11 a.m. when the opossum became lodged in the switch between Concord and Pleasant Hill. The switch kept trying to work, but with opossum jammed in it, the device's motor burned out, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

Crews replaced the motor, and train service resumed after noon.

The opossum died.