Friday, December 02, 2016

I want to read everything

I enjoyed this history of global cities and find the Guardian UK's 'The Story of Cities' series very inviting.  Pity I can't read everything.
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Aside: Nick has a point :)

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I've been not-writing.  But reading everything.  Not books so much as 'the internet.'

The other day I watched Ran (Kurosawa).  One of the best films I've ever seen, in that it would fascinate anybody...from art-snob to clue-less.  It should totally be remade as a Yoruba film. 

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Monday, November 21, 2016

darkness, drought, little flowers sprout, don't worry about a thing

When the world ends
Collect your things, you're coming with me
When the world ends
You tuckle up yourself with me
Watch it as the stars disappear to nothing
- Dave Matthews Band

When there's no one, no one else around
We'll be two souls in a Ghosttown
When it all falls, when it all falls down
We'll be two souls in a Ghosttown
- Madonna 

When the rocket ships all fall
And the bridges they all buckle
And everybody's packin' up their station wagons
There's a number you can call
Like a breast that you can suckle
And we quietly will exit as it all is happenin' again
'Cause there's a river runnin' underground
Underneath the town towards the sea
That only I know all about
On which from this city we can flee
- in Rufus Wainwright


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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The morning after the US elections, I say we quit trying to analyse the senseless and take Trump down now

"It is disastrous that a racist with fascist tendencies has come so close to taking over power in this country, a man who appeals to hate, greed and the basest of instincts, an agitator who plays people off against each other, who abhors losers and who adheres to the credo: might makes right. An authoritarian, narcissistic, manic, manipulative and dangerous liar who is capable of anything."
 Source: DerSpiegel 

This is what we're really dealing with. 
Not a right-wing Republican.  Not an anti-free-trade businessman.  Not a populist maverick.  Not an archaic Buhari or a dumb-and-dumber George Bush.  Not a rude-mouth or a brash hustler.  But an inscrutable piece of shit. 

Keep this guy away from the office of the President of the United States or be prepared for the jaw-dropping consequences. 

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Moving on from Coursera, passing through The School Of Life

Late 2013 to Early 2016, I was a Courseran and Coursera-addict.
I'm now a follower / adherent of a video channel called The School Of Life.

Isn't it just excellent?

I now work in Yaba, Lagos, not far from my former workplace of Unilag and right in Sabo, the nascent tech startup hub.
I'm considering checking on options for learning more math and/or learning Chinese a bit, either at the university or someplace cleverer.    

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Steal this idea

Check out:
Tunneling through on the back of the creative economy  
This is how we will MAKE it till we make it - from individual artistry to indu$trial production 
School should be FUN  
Put them together and you have a sense of what we need to do: put Africa's entertainers to work creating the future of education. 

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