Saturday II • 17 February 2007

Saturday morning again. What amuses me today is all a little random, but I figure the “yoga and social theory” designation can be expanded and contracted as needed.

Similar to the diaphragm. Peter Rangar recommends breathing. Not only is the connector of mind and body, he says, but practiced deeply and consciously it’ll make you hyper-perceptive. Not that yoga bestows strange powers. Nobody’s saying that.

The film Suenos Binacionales took Audience Favorite at the All Roads Film Festival. It’s by Yolanda Cruz (with whom I was detained and interrogated near the Mexico border in 2004 by officers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and Jerome Manet (with whom I am detained and subjected to self-interrogation in Virabhadrasana II on Saturday afternoons by Annie Carpenter). They are beautiful humans and what they do is world-changingly brilliant.

Control-Alt-Delete? Liverpool art professor Jonathan Harris talks about curating digital globalization, and the limitations of cyberconnectivity to open up the rarefied worlds of “academia” and “art.”

M is starting to feel that Team in Training (help) could be more awesome. He’s planning to train a new breed of free runners, so get ready. Seriously, though, these people are masters of the urban environment. I’m in awe.

Museum of Lost Interactions. This is about the sociology of design. It is a little random. Go here if your name is Alex or RJ.

A nice, funny review of Murakami’s new novel, along with the suggestion that his characters are global regulars, thus they love him both in Seoul and in Sighet. “Just like the odd events that overtake Murakami’s lukewarm heroes, globalization is a process that is, by virtue of its ubiquitous complexity, at once mysterious and banal.”

Me to J (after a graphic reminiscence of late night “bacon

    cheese fries” at Shari’s):

How was that ok with your 20- year-old ethics?

JGive me a break. I didn’t have food ethics.

MeHow was it ok with your 20-year-old aesthetics?

JPulp fiction! John Travolta! Hamburgers! It was cool!


You know who you are. “Food adulteration” historian Bee Wilson knows too. She reviews the Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food.


Tiny House slide show. Simple as cool.