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The Sponge - Drunk in the Bathtub, Again.
Tales of a Working Class Trophy Wife
The Sponge
I've always admired the sponge: a colony that is greater than the sum of its individual parts, that can be still, filter and absorb that which is nourishing from its environment, then spits it's semen into the current.


Sometimes, i feel like much more than the one creature that is observable on the surface. Do you know I am watching, filtering and absorbing?

My eyes are swimming. I'm also happy to be reminded that cryptic musings are meaningless unless you project them outward. I've been quietly spending far too much time amusing myself, as of late.

Four hours was not enough time for Paul Laffoley. Sometimes, I think I would gladly suffer Asperger's syndrome, just to possess that level of focus. High functioning autism is the wave of the future.
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melody_rossiter From: melody_rossiter Date: August 12th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

We should finally get together to get that corset made up in November. You game?
psymonetta From: psymonetta Date: August 12th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, yes indeed.
goatlove From: goatlove Date: August 12th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I threw in the towel after 3 1/2 hours. He's certainly got some genius informing his work, but I couldn't make heads or tails of a good portion of his explanations of it. Sometimes it seemed that a lot of it (like his time travel machine) is an outrageous put-on, and other times he seemed deadly serious.
psymonetta From: psymonetta Date: August 13th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, I knew you were there but couldn't find you.

The time machines are more cognitive than physical. The impression I get is that they build up an energetic gestalt that allows the consciousness of the persons involved to be projected forward and backward by using the levoger to distort time-space.

goatlove From: goatlove Date: August 13th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funny how we seem to end up at many of the same events yet have not actually physically seen each other.

I had not previously heard of Paul Laffoley nor seen his work, so all of it was a little alien to me. I thought it ironic that he kept mentioning Buckminster Fuller, because I kept thinking to myself that his work looked like something Fuller would have created had he taken his life a slightly different tack. And likewise, much of Fuller's stuff just makes me scratch my head. They both appear to have created entire worlds that require no small degree of immersion to understand.
psymonetta From: psymonetta Date: August 13th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It takes a while to get a good handle on Laffoley's vocabulary. Luckily, for us, his condition (the Asperger's) lends itself more to very lengthy focused exploration of a few subjects, so the lexicon is blessedly finite.
ashley_y From: ashley_y Date: August 12th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
psymonetta From: psymonetta Date: August 13th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
That's primarily why I was there. Although I did get to hang out with Joe, James and Wes, which made my Thursday, Friday and Saturday a little brighter.
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