Dramatic reactions

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We will continue to be angry with ourselves for being made into fools. Foolish things will continue to distract us from the real harm.

I almost posted this as a response to someone’s (yet another person’s) Facebook post about the video with the hawk and the snake.

But Facebook isn’t the place for being told to care about other things. It’s there to care about everything. Everyone’s opinion is valid about everything and Facebook sets its algorithm to show us posts we are more likely to agree with and confirm that opinion.

It brings us the video, encourages us to share it and then encourages us to rage against its makers for giving us something we found entertaining.

Now, more than ever, we have always been at war with Eastasia.

Years later…

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The Go-Between's record "Tallulah": the cover sits behind a turntable with the record playing.

Years ago, when I realised there was a big hole in my music where the Go-Betweens should exist, someone on social media told me to get “Tallulah”. (Actually, I believe they followed that up with “or any one of their records that contain double letters in the title”.)

Recently Lyndal found it in a second-hand record store in the suburbs of Osaka, showed it to me and I took the opportunity to be more complete. Thanks to whoever suggested it originally and, of course, to Lyndal for her keen eye and insistence on having “just a quick look in this store”.