16 responses to “PROJECT!”

  1. createdestiny

    Good idea!

  2. llamech

    Preording on Amazon in the hopes of receiving the limited-edition first-hundred-orders-only slice of cake for eating and/or health care barter.

  3. srl

    OFF WITH YOUR HEAD: BUILD A BETTER AMERICA AND A BETTER WORLD BY BEING SLIGHTLY LESS LIKE MARIE FUCKING ANTOINETTE

    with this title, I expect a guide to auto-decapitation. i wonder if that would pass Amazon’s censorship policy.

  4. wanderingaengus

    I thought the idea would be for them to be more like Marie Antoinette: “Help build a better America and a better world by decapitating yourself.”

  5. rpkrajewski

    Will it involve work, or a moment’s thought ?

  6. caladri

    Why don’t the poor just get jobs that pay better? I guess they’d rather smoke crack and live off my tax money than ask someone for a position on an advisory board making a quarter million a year so they could live a proper middle class life.

    1. dreamyshade

      “‘It was a hard reality at first,’ he says. ‘I used to see unemployed people and think they were lazy, that it was all on them. Now it’s happened to me.'” — Former Wall Street Employees Forced to Accept Low-Wage Work, Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2009

  7. capn_jil

    see i think “yeah” and hten i think “man i should probably start by capping myself”.

  8. maps_or_guitars

    I would pimp this book.

  9. taskboy3000

    Too subtle

    Frankly, books are too subtle at this point. It’s long past meat hook time. The good news? Only a few hundred corporate tools hung up in various public squares should do the trick to restoring decency in America.

  10. nightynight

    LOL.

  11. torgo_x

    Mary Twont

    My brain has just transmitted a superior idea! It is: A book for
    children of rich parents, basically bundling in one
    place a thousand things to badger their parents about–
    a sort of applied-Marxism fakebook.

    “And you KNOW that this HOUSE is built with ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT
    labor, and that lowered its price but not its value, which
    makes you an economic THIEF who then turns around and
    invests money into DOW and MACDONALDS and all these corporations
    which means you’re LOANING them the money they need so
    they can keep KILLING OUR SOULS and WRECKING the planet,
    which WE will have to
    clean up the mess once you’re all DEAD and then YOU— YOU!?—
    wonder why I’m not ‘responsible’ about using the MasterCard
    to buy those three plasmascreens on Friday? YOU spent EIGHTY
    grand last year redoing the kitchen so it looks like
    an icy HI-TECH MORGUE and speaking of which, your ‘ORGANIC’
    porkchop, in Fridge Pod 7 there, is still ‘farmed’ under conditions which…”

    See, it just writes itself. Or just transcribe KPFK
    or something; or look at Adbusters and
    look at the absolute bitterest stuff, and email the authors
    and ask if they want to contribute to a volume about “Hey,
    if you were a kid who whose parents…”

    Fun demi-fact: I dimly remember it being said that
    Dow Chemical slowly ended up relenting on at least some
    of their more horrid deeds because every damned
    Thanksgiving/Ixmas when their
    VPs would go back home, their younger relatives would
    treat them, in the many possibly ways, as if their job
    at Dow were a job buying
    black market babies and harvesting them for their marrow.

    So I say, there’s is a wide-open book market there.

    If I recall right, Ayn Rand tried a variant on that: a
    whole thing about
    basically “you owe NOTHING to anyone!!” (i.e., be on the make,
    24/7, even, or at least, among family). But that one grand
    idea of hers got buried under even grander ones– as far as I know. I’m not going
    to read her crap to find out! But millions have, and that means
    they crave something– so give it to them!

    And at least a chapter in this could be about how the
    Baby Boomers pat themselves on the back about being
    socially progressive but in reality this means
    that they switched “negro” to
    “African-American”; and that they are “cool with gay people” [forced smile], but
    which never let that have the slightest effect on how they
    vote, much less raised their kids;
    or that religious baby boomers aren’t
    feeding the poor
    and demanding pacifism from the government, but
    instead are giddily complicit with every Jesus-engorged
    effort
    to keep the US a massive hamfisted military empire that
    opposes every whisp of civil liberties, even at home,
    all in the name of Southern Baptist hegemony…

    Like I say, it writes itself.

    Maybe call it “The Lamest Generations”,
    or “The Generations of Failure”–
    and run with it;
    and use the Antoinette thing, at the very least, as a
    chapter title.

  12. ayeung

    I like it.

    I am happy with the book title. If you need a few words written, I’d be happy to contribute.

    Too long since I’ve spoken to you. I hope you are doing well as you can.

    btw, good luck on your car. :-\

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