One For Those Who Don’t Like Me

I’ll sing the praises of tumblr first. “Those” get a brief mention later.

I got a micro-blog off and running, as I trumpeted yesterday…and, well, let’s just say I’m impressed with the individuality and anarchy of the thing—as least so far as I’m seeing (exceptions always abound). Literally: there is everything there, as audaciously unabashed and varied as it’s possible to be—but in a pretty sane social network environment. Count me refreshed; on levels of refreshment.

This morning I was checking out those who’d chosen to follow Animal Parts—like, including young women who post artsy but explicit S&M pics and other porn (hey, whatever floats your boat, if consensual…), use f-bombs with abandon, don’t really give a fuck what you think…and: this is the archetype of the sort of person I like the best in my observing people space—provided they do quotidian productive things as well.

It’s not that these are my values at all—quite to the contrary. I got over my WOW, FREE PORN ON THE INNERNETS!!! stage in 1999, shortly after going from modem to DSL for the first time. More is less. Get it? Used to take forever to load a big pic on a 28K modem, so at least there was anticipation. With DSL, you could see as much as you eventually didn’t want to see anymore.

…But that’s just me.

The value this absolutely does represent for me is that people are figuring, calculating, pursuing and socializing their own values in micro. But even more importantly: not requiring I pay or contribute to it. Seems to me they have only one request: leave me and my  friends The. Fuck. Alone. I’m fine with that.

I hope I’m right in a general sense…that the principal ethical principle eventually extends to bullshit like “universal health care” and all other wanker pussy sissy liar posuer fucking bullshit. So, that…when you shit out of your own mouth, stupidly using a general collective term like “society,” you’re increasingly laughed at (or are told to fuck off…I don’t much care which, though I have an affinity for the latter).

Go take a big eyeful of tumblr. Tell me that’s a monolithic “society,” as every single elected criminal and their bedfellows in church and media have used the term since elections got cool and shit, and people got more stupid than fucking stupid.

It’s a million “societies,” and the only relevant question is then: whose society?

I ask this question all the time in comments: whose society?

The other relevant question is what are you “social engineers”—who industrially imagine everyone just about the same because there used to be factories and the human drones have been largely replaced by electromechanical ones—gonna do now? I have a modest suggestion: …(you can guess)

It’s delicious to me that so many out there don’t like me, hate me, whatever….

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There you have it.

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  1. EatLessMoveMoore on July 17, 2012 at 23:55

    Or, you could always take a page from Jimmy Moore and Amy Dungan – “Haters Make Me Famous”! .)

    Haters gonna hate and all…

  2. Daniel Kirsner on July 17, 2012 at 21:08

    Angry Dick, you crack me up

    Two others from the ENTJ School of Charm and Etiquette:

    • Richard Nikoley on July 17, 2012 at 21:31

      Daniel, I thoroughly enjoyed both of those vids in spite of the fact that the second one undercuts my premise, a bit.

      There’s a hype to that, and I fully understand there are at least a few folks, especially at local and state levels, seeing the writing on the wall, acting rather appropriately to the situation, etc,

      Thank you sir. I thoroughly enjoyed both videos and as for Sean, I’ve been slapped, hit and slugged a few times in my time, by women enraged at me. I get it. I have never reciprocated. Not one time. But it’s prudent to be very aware for any escalation to serious weaponry. So long as it’s in the sort of context I think he was speaking too, it would probably be a wash in my mind.

      • Daniel Kirsner on July 17, 2012 at 21:48

        Thanks. I respect and to some extent envy your assertiveness. It’s not me, but there are definitely times when I wish it were;)

  3. Hugh on July 18, 2012 at 10:57

    I like your take on tumblr. To me it makes people bitching about “the media” less and less relevant every day. Shut up and make your own media then. The tools to do so are now pretty much free and ubiquitous, no excuses anymore. I’ve been working on creating value myself and just filmed with my friend an awesome recipe for chicken tikka masala that should be on the Internet in a week or so, to share my passion and cooking know-how with the world. And then onward.

    Also, I think this is apropos:

    • Richard Nikoley on July 18, 2012 at 11:13

      Ah, Hugh. Hilarious. Definitely worth tumbling.

      • Hugh on July 24, 2012 at 06:21

        I remember you saying you like Indian dishes, so here’s the rough cut of what my friend & I filmed. The general idea is to demonstrate restaurant-quality dishes that are easy to cook in bulk, freezer friendly, and all the macros will be calculated for the diet conscious. Most of the recipes will be paleo friendly (or at least ovo-lacto rice & potato-eating paleo), but I don’t plan on harping on that point much.

      • Richard Nikoley on July 27, 2012 at 10:20

        Looks goof, Hugh. Let me know when you have a final.

      • Hugh on July 27, 2012 at 11:08

        Yeah, got ahead of myself a bit.

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  5. Txomin on July 20, 2012 at 05:39

    You like the attention.

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