“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Adam McKay Told Me How Many People Have Seen Don't Look Up

 Two hundred and thirty million so far. Nominated for Best Picture! 

I was staying at his house for a few days a couple of weeks ago. 

"Wicked Problems"

 Finally I found footage! This won the Royal Philharmonic Society award last year for best short composition. (Lyrics by me.) 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Fascinating: My Most Obscure Book Is Now My Most Popular

 Well, according to the sales figures, Dark Ecology outperformed Being Ecological and Humankind and All Art is Ecological by a big margin. And Hyperobjects

In fact I've never received such good sales figures. 

I'm going to have a go at explaining why on my Patreon this morning. 

Also: I'm deeply diving into The Dawn of Everything (have you yet? You absolutely must) and what is also intriguing is, Dark Ecology predicted this argument and I am sure Graeber didn't read it! I very much like it when people I like and whose intellect I trust (was just making friends with him when he died) come to the same conclusions as me. Especially if they're using different sets of tools: "philosophy" and "anthropology" (I'm sure they would put that word in quotation marks too). 

The overlap? A sense of the ridiculous. Comedy. It's a really important overlap actually. I'll talk about it on Patreon today.