by mark cunningham
When the spell check suggested “nonfat” for “Nosferatu,” I realized several types of revision were going on. Changing the spelling or pronunciation of a name when you turn it from a noun to an adjective–Shaw to Shavian, Chaucer to Chaucerian–is an act of power. Taki 183, Mousey 89: the first graffiti tags have evolved into email addresses.
Researches have found that if you just sit and imagine you’re exercising, your body reacts and you get some physical benefit: the leaves of the sun turn even greener against the slate of the overcast horizon. This is an example of static. That the man before me didn’t flush the urinal tells about his attention to detail. As in niggling inconsequentials. As in other people. Come on. Even satellites notice the color of my eyes.
A beam of sunlight not refracted by a crystal also makes a display. I’ve never been able to spell “catastrophism” without looking it up, so I consider myself an optimist. My goal: experience and reliable shortcuts to it. I’d like to make a porn film staring breeder reactors.