“Paranoiabots” / Memorable Fancies #2621

[Ems (robots) must suspect that unusual experiences are simulations designed to test their loyalty. – Robin Hanson] We paranoiacs have known that for a long time. >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“The Invitation” / Memorable Fancies #2620

[In chimpanzees, “noisily tearing leaves with the teeth is an invitation for sex in one community” – Mark W. Moffett, The Human Swarm] So now when you see me noisily munching my salad – now you know what I want for dessert. >> below: A play about politics available from the publisher, stageplays.com << … [Read more...]

“Submissions” / Memorable Fancies #2619

[“... a Stoical acceptance of what at our most feeble we are, a submission without protest to the idea that we are things lived by an It.” – Bonamy Dubrée] We are things lived by an It. “It” is capitalized because that’s how we customarily recognize His synonyms, His disguises. >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Song of Itself” / Memorable Fancies #2618

The subject of some songs is that song itself, each performance adding a new iteration. Two classic examples: “I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz Now I know just how much I have lost Yes, I lost my little darlin’ the night they were playin’ That beautiful Tennessee Waltz.” === “A man's gonna sweet-talk and give you the big eyes But when the sweet-talkin's done A man is a two-face, a worrisome thing Who'll leave you to sing the Blues in the Night.” And there are people whose lives are … [Read more...]

“In Stalks the Killer” / Memorable Fancies #2617

[On the stage the light dimmed / as though for some celebrated murder.” – George Seferis] Here on stage we re-enact the famous trial, night after night, long after our performances have revealed that the murder could not have happened ... the way judge and jury thought it had ... >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Social Purity Shall Grandly Triumph” / Memorable Fancies #2616

An excerpt from the book Social Abominations, or The Follies of Modern Society Portrayed by Many Eminent Writers. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1895: “Whenever the young women of this nation, or any other, able to earn their own living, ready for an independent life, yet sweetly drawn by the elegant persuasions of their hearts to the old and sacred pathways of love, marriage and home – whenever they can say to the young men: “You must choose between tobacco and me.” “You must choose between strong … [Read more...]

“My Hands” / Memorable Fancies #2615

[“My hands disappear and come towards me / mutilated.” – George Seferis] I reach out to fend them off – but wait,... > “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind <<   … [Read more...]