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Erectile Alchemy And Bubble Addiction

"However, despite their repeated failures, we still seem to be unable to shake off our bubble addiction."

"However, despite their repeated failures, we still seem to be unable to shake off our bubble addiction."
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2 comments on “Erectile Alchemy And Bubble Addiction

  1. Loved this piece. You have surely read T.Pyncheon “Gravity’s rainbow” and how missiles (let’s think at the form of a missile and shape of launch trajectory) can be linked to sex. Also skycrapers (again forms and lengths) In Dubai and Moscow, and several other places, are the new way to tell the world how big and long you have it. Or a nasdaq chart. In fact who keeps boasting about that chart? Is it not that same guy who loves grabbing hairies speaking like a teenager in a locker room?

    • I new I had forgotten something, but couldn’t remember what at the time of writing. Gravity’s rainbow was such a long time ago, but it is spot on. Of course, it is the missile launchers and all these phallic shaped weapons. What can be a more convincing sign of virility than the cruise missile; its shape, trajectory and range, designed to inspire envy and fear. The pornography of the military parades that they want to institutionalize here as well. And then, the architecture: Washington Monument, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Empire State Building, Twin Towers (!), Gherkin in London, Christian Science Church In Illinois (this one horizontal, though),…
      Joseph Campbell put it nicely: ” If you want to know what a society values, look for the tallest buildings”.

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