[This is Bullshit]

This is bullshit.
If you separate the pieces, you’re killing it.
Emotions that, if cut, would bleed.
But the whole thing—the cries, the blood, the agony—gave me relaxation and a certain pleasure.

I invite the reader to be patient with these seeming detours.
A philosophical system is not a dead piece of furniture that we can reject or accept as we wish; it is rather a thing animated by the soul of the person who holds it.

God, I’m trisexual.
I reject that label.
If it is, it is.

John Lowther, 2016

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“If you separate the pieces, you’re killing it”, by Bob Dylan, in The Independent
“Emotions that, if cut, would bleed”, by Haruki Murakami, in The New Yorker
“But the whole thing—the cries, the blood, the agony—gave me relaxation and a certain pleasure”, by Andrei Chikatilo (serial killer), quoted at Murderous Minds
“I invite the reader to be patient with these seeming detours”, by Rosemary Hennessy, in Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism
“A philosophical system is not a dead piece of furniture that we can reject or accept as we wish; it is rather a thing animated by the soul of the person who holds it”, by JG Fichte, in The Science of Knowledge: With the First and Second Introductions
“God, I’m trisexual”, by John Waters, in The Guardian
“I reject that label”, by Peter Triolo Jr., in What the Church Forgot to Remember: The Misplaced Priorities

[Sissy is the New Sexy]

Sissy is the new sexy.
Philosophy should also be the poetry of language, the utopia of thinking.
Culturally, ass is the new pussy.
As an unsymbolizable point is approached, words or grammatical sequences become congealed, a protection against the proximity of the hole.
Ram it up your poop shoot.
The text is always an accomplice, if not a perpetrator.
Actually, every woman has a cock.
They are so very identical that they cannot be drawn apart.

John Lowther, 2016

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“Sissy is the new sexy”, by blacksissykid, on Tumblr
“Philosophy should also be the poetry of language, the utopia of thinking”, by Peter Sloterdijk, in You Must Change Your Life
“Culturally, ass is the new pussy”, by Asa Akira, quoted at Salon
“Ram it up your poop shoot”, by Frank Zappa, in Broken Hearts are for Assholes
“The text is always an accomplice, if not a perpetrator”, by Matthew Mullins, in L.A. Review of Books
“Actually, every woman has a cock”, by Pussy Riot, on Facebook
“They are so very identical that they cannot be drawn apart”, by GWF Hegel, in Lectures on Logic: Berlin

[Sexiness is Overrated]

Sexiness is overrated.
I didn’t understand the rule.
It was dominated by class.
People just have to blow it up.
Ornament is no longer a crime.
We are insulted with theory.
It was a process of reduction.
This happens in several ways.
It was a logistical nightmare.
Nobody will ever eliminate the polyvocality of desire.
Identities are reified social categories from which we should emerge, not within which we should be compelled to remain.

John Lowther, 2016

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“Sexiness is overrated”, by Isabel Marant, in Elle Canada
“I didn’t understand the rule”, by former baseball umpire Ron Luciano
“It was dominated by class”, by Lee Child, in Worth Dying For
“People just have to blow it up”, by Eileen Myles, in The Guardian
“Ornament is no longer a crime”, by Charlotte Rivers, in Maximalism: The
Graphic Design of Decadence & Excess
“It was a process of reduction”, by Genesis P-Orridge, in The Guardian
“This happens in several ways” by Upendra Baxi, in The Crisis of the Indian
Legal System. Alternatives in Development: Law
“It was a logistical nightmare”, in Reading Eagle
“Nobody will ever eliminate the polyvocality of desire”, by Guy
Hocquenghem, in Homosexual Desire
“Identities are reified social categories from which we should emerge, not
within which we should be compelled to remain”, by Michael
Rectenwald, in The North Star

[My Life Fades, My Vision Dims]

My life fades, my vision dims.
Said the man to the dog.
Beauty is so boring.
Assimilation turns us all into friends.
I like being a sexual fantasy.
Actually I’m a very light sweater.
The sensations derive from the idea.
At night, I think of my piano in its ocean grave, and sometimes of myself floating above it.
And that’s not exceptional, that’s usual.

Make these your primary action items.
Put the stiletto to the metal.
A body is not just a collection of organs, but a place onto which culture inscribes itself.
I didn’t really taste the urine.

John Lowther, 2015

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, by George Miller
Wilfred (episode: Compassion)
Star Trek: First Contact
I like being a sexual fantasy (Facebook Page)
Refusing to be a Man: Essays on Social Justice, by John Stoltenberg
The Piano, by Jane Campion
The Asphalt Jungle, by John Huston
Fight Club, by David Fincher
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Please Select Your Gender, by Patricia Gherovici
Young Doctors in Love, by Garry Marshall

[You are an Epidemic]

You are an epidemic.
I replied with a smile.
Do you believe in prayer.
I thought there’d be Elvis.
If you’re Tarzan, she’s game.
Failure’s like so hot right now.
She has a very low pitched voice.
Stop hoarding weird shit on napkins.
Maybe you think this is a terrible idea.
The last refuge of the loser is to not be wrong.
Without comparison everything loses its value.
My cousin’s best friend is gay, so, I totally get it.
What makes you think I’m not interested in a good fuck.
It’s like saying “I hate you” without all the mean words.

John Lowther, 2015

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All About My Mother, by Pedro Almodóvar
Being Human
Built for Show, by Nate Green
Lazz tumblr post 12.30.11
The Good Wife (episode: Net Worth)
Stuff Cis People Say To Trans People, by TransFixNorcal

[Finally I could connect my nervous system to the global economy]

Finally I could connect my nervous system to the global economy.
We were raised to believe that if we worked hard and passed all the exams, ev-
erything would be all right.
There are lots of ways to get fired and there are lots of ways to get laid off, the
distinction being that getting fired is directly about you and getting laid off
is purportedly first about your position.

Up until recently the work has mostly just been leveling the ground, etc.
Then things began to really come together around that.
Sometimes doing nothing is the most violent thing to do.

 

from 555 by John Lowther, 2015

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Sleep Dealer (2008) dir. Alex Rivera
Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent, by Laurie Penny
“How to get laid off”, by Lance A. Glasser
From Shame to Love: The Politics of Hamlet. Interview with Simon Critchley.
Violence: Six Sideways Reflections, by Slavoj Žižek

[I'll melt you down like ice-cream]

I’ll melt you down like ice-cream.
It seemed like a fucking lifetime.
They’ve never been in sync since.
I look, and sip, and shudder.

You may need to reread it.
You have to make this right.
If you want another sippy sip.
Not here, not now, not you.

All those fucking cuss words are undignified.
Skepticism is the first step toward truth.
Walking that tightrope is no easy task.
I tried to make a dignified exit.

Lots of complex and intense feelings I didn’t know how to handle.
The giant mutant spider dog video is so funny I almost threw up.

 

from 555 by John Lowther, 2014

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“Ice Cream”, by HYUNA
Captives – ч. 127
Woolf quoted in “The Unsaid: The Silence of Virginia Woolf” by Hishtam Mater
Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era, by Beatriz Preciado
My friend BP’s ex-wife offering me moonshine
Text on a pin for sale on Ebay
Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations, by Ava Gardner, Peter Evans
Pensées Philosophiques (1746), by Denis Diderot
“The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence” by Adam Grant, in The Atlantic
Daisies, by P. Nelson
“F–k Anti-Science”, by Natalie Reed
My friend Em on Facebook talking about this video

[Sex is driving college girls berserk]

Sex is driving college girls berserk.
They don’t pay farmhands well enough.
I love the costumes and hate the music.
This may be wrong, it is hard to decide.
Besides, they say, you’re beautiful.
Everything that is not consumed rots.
There is a good deal still to play for.
Don’t cut flowers before they bloom.
This, of course, is a trite example.
We do not keep order with sentiment.
Therefore my position is just fine.
I need some meaning I can memorize.
However, the type was never quite to hand.

Reply with your comment or “like”.

 

from 555 by John Lowther, 2014

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Civilization and its Discontents, by Sigmund Freud
Please Don’t Tell Me I’m Beautiful, by Jane Devin
L’Homme et le Sacre, by Roger Caillo
Alan Sinfield, in Cultural Politics
Cultural Software, by J.M. Balkin
Line from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
The Relativist Fallacy, by The Nizkor Project
Lover I Don’t Have to Love, by Bright Eyes
The Average and The Normal, by Peter Cryle

[Everything is condensed sunlight]

Everything is condensed sunlight.
Books are just dead tattooed trees.
Nothing dies harder than a bad idea.

I don’t get mad, I have people that do it for me.
There aint no special dead, there’s just dead.
This could seem paradoxical, but it isn’t.

It’s there behind the door.
It’s either white or black.
It’s my way or the highway.

That’s the picture — killed instantly.
Sometimes things just got to play hard.
Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup.

Everyone’s half and half.
I don’t have a fucking clue.
One finds oneself fallen.

from 555 by John Lowther, 2014

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Energy, Work, and Thermopolitics, by Levi Bryant
Books are just dead tattooed trees, popular Tumblr meme
The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron
Line from The Wire, Season 4, Episode 5
Line from The Wire, Season 1 Episode 13
Line from High Anxiety, by Mel Brooks
Hélène Cixous, in White Ink: Interviews on Sex, Text, and Politics
Undoing Gender, by Judith Butler

[We eat chocolate eggs because]

We eat chocolate eggs because chocolate eggs are brown and
brown was the color of the wood of the cross on which Jesus
was crucified.
I could swear that my mini-lop has been wagging his tail when I let
him out of his cage in the morning and make him his bunny
salad.
There are certain ways to tell if you have herpes however and ways
you can identify it as the cause of discomfort.
So-called “disposable” fashion is affordable fashion.
In a race between a rock and a pig, don’t varnish your clams.

 

from 555 by John Lowther, 2014

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“We eat chocolate eggs”, by Eddie Izzard
“Animal Luvr” on Yahoo Answers
How to Tell if you have Herpes, by Mack LeMouse
“wisemint” on disposable fashion
Dilbert comic