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Val and Lockie's EnGAGement Party -
EnGAGement as in:
Gag as in:
Yeah, I might watch a little too much RPDR…
Anyway this post is way overdue and so I’ll move on.
Lockie and I had our engagement party on the 25th of May. I would love to say that I remember every detail and that I took the moment to savour every moment…
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Olaf Otto Becker
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< Ponderism > 80cm * 80cm oil on canvas
SWEET BAES :’)
"If there is a single word to describe Google, it is „absolute.” The Britannica defines absolutism as a system in which „the ruling power is not subject to regularized challenge or check by any other agency.” In ordinary affairs, absolutism is a moral attitude in which values and principles are regarded as unchallengeable and universal. There is no relativism, context-dependence, or openness to change.
Six years ago I asked Eric Schmidt what corporate innovations Google was putting in place to ensure that its interests were aligned with its end users. Would it betray their trust? Back then his answer stunned me. He and Google’s founders control the super-voting class B stock. This allows them, he explained, to make decisions without regard to short-term pressure from Wall Street. Of course, it also insulates them from every other kind of influence. There was no wrestling with the creation of an inclusive, trustworthy, and transparent governance system. There was no struggle to institutionalize scrutiny and feedback. Instead Schmidt’s answer was the quintessence of absolutism: „trust me; I know best.” At that moment I knew I was in the presence of something new and dangerous whose effects reached beyond narrow economic contests and into the heart of everyday life.”
Worth a read.
Now That It’s Off the Market, Purple Drank Is the New Quaaludes
Sizzurp is being pulled from shelves, yes, but don’t panic. Not all candy-flavored cough syrups are being taken away from us, and it’s not becoming illegal. Not moreso anyway.
The only syrup being taken away, and the only true “Lean,” or “Sizzurp,” is the one manufactured by Actavis, known as “Prometh,” a variety of promethazine codeine syrup that is purple, usually with an orange label. Sometimes it came with a purple label, and I know hindsight is 20/20, but that purple is much better for branding.
The FDA still allows promethazine, a regulated, prescription only, un-scheduled drug. So if you can get a prescription for it, and then you mix it with codeine, which is also still legal, you can make genuine and by some accounts legal, though extremely sketchy, dangerous and inadvisable Lean of your own. If you do, you did it of your own accord, not because we told you to, but feel free to let us know how it went.
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