Who are you?
Steve Dye, pronounced as one word or two.
What is your tie to h2so4?
I often wear a bow tie, but am drawn more and more to a simple
narrow silk tie (black).
What is funny?
What is not funny?
Malice, intentional cruelty, ignorance.
What book should I read?
Should is such an odd word. It has the connotation of guilt somehow,
or of a sense of obligation. I would never want you to read something
that you didn't want to actually read. I personally would love
to read something with bright colors in it, or even sounds from
wild animals, or a book that had diffuse lighting and smells and
sounds from underwater.
Why do you (on occasion) work for no money?
I ask myself that same question. I think it has something to do
with rewards not measurable in money, i don't believe that I was
that influenced by the presidents call for more volunteerism,
but I do believe that action can create a better space for myself
What is your favorite movie? Or would you prefer to call it a
The one I am working on right now!!
Your favorite quote from Evany Thomas:
Your favorite quote from elsewhere:
g(ab)=8 pi k t(ab)
Where k is Newton's gravitational constant
What piece of writing has most influenced your life?
Perhaps Gutenberg's bible, though I have never read it.
What person has most changed your life ("famous" or non-)?
So tell me, what would a person be surprised to find out about
I like to play violent shootem up video games. I've done coke
and played with shotguns.
What band would you have play at your next party (yes, historically
Does not the war perpetuate that which it is called to make disappear,
and consecrate war and its virile virtues in good conscience?
It is my understanding that war is used as a tool, along with
sophisticated propaganda, to enforce power and control. I do not
think that its true function is to make anything disappear. Since
Clausewitz, war has developed like mass production. Killing and
death harvested by machine with greater efficiency.
Among "native" or "indigenous" peoples, or smaller units of people
(gangs, sports teams) for example, battle and conflict is governed
by strict rules of conduct, and codes of honor. Loss of life is
limited, and not on a mass scale. Native people in the americas
had developed the notion of "counting coup" whereby one achieved
stature and standing not by how many one had slain, but by the
number of times one was able to enter conflict, and get close
enough to an opponent to touch that opponent in the confusion
of battle with an incredibly soft fabric or animal skin, and exit
As for consecrating and virile virtues and all, we still have
the notion of the hero, standing up against insurmountable odds.
It is convienient to purpetuate this ideology, thereby adding
"glory" (and recruits) to the process of war.
To what are you addicted? what is addiction?
The moving image, though I prefer the term "absorbed."
Do you, too, love Abraham Lincoln? why? why not?
Awesome lawyer, brother had style with that big ole hat, and ghetto
How does the cameraman compare with the painter?
The cameraman uses an apparatus to arrange light onto a variety
of media thereby creating an image, often an image in motion.
the painter uses various pigment in binder technologies to arrange
said pigments or other material into an image. both can facilitate
or help to create an "object" in which is framed the results of
a specific set of circumstances. both also have an annoying mythology
or a romanticized view of misunderstood artist, underappreciated
by the society in which they find themselves.
Authentic being-one's-self takes the definite form of an existentiell
modification of the "they"; and this modification must be defined
existentially. What does this modification imply, and what are
the ontological conditions for its possibility?
Is everything popular a debasement of what it would otherwise
be? Are we really looking for a salvation or meaning that only
a few can access, with difficulty?
Many things that are popular in a materialist capitalist society
are often the result of sophisticated marketing, focus groups,
committee decisions and end up appealing to the lowest common
denominator. meaning can be found in large groups of people, but
can that be said to be popular?
The question is what is meant by popular, how is the populace
defined. If a majority of people are excited, or support a specific
concept, person, or action, is that bad? How is debasement defined,
who is making the judgment that the actions or prejudices of an
other are greater or lesser than. Such a measure can only be subjective.
Salvation and meaning ultimately can only be found within, access
to that can often be difficult, but is ultimately obtainable by
all. It has also been shown that this meaning can be found anywhere.
Anything you would like to add?
Some garlic, perhaps some roasted poblano peppers. I just like
saying the word poblano.
The people thank you.
I thank the people.