‘a robot that can chase you through the woods and crush your skull’

from Deathandtaxes
"If in the not-too-distant future Google’s ruthless Atlas robot chases you through the woods, attempting to smash your skull betwixt its cold, emotionless clamps, and you marvel at the relative effectiveness with which it navigates the complex terrain, you can thank (blame?) Boston Dynamics.."

Noel Edmonds on death

“…If you want to be happy you need to think of yourself as a container of energy. There is a universal energy, yes of course, it embraces us.

“When you appreciate this, life becomes a lot more exciting. You don’t live life, life lives you. There isn’t such a thing as death, it’s just departure. You cannot die. It’s been known for a very long time.

“The energy leaves your container but it has to go somewhere. You cannot destroy energy. My energy will return to where it came from – part of a massive, incomprehensible universal web of energy….”

full article: mirror

The affective labour of Billy Corgan, Disney Land

via: deathandtaxes

an Alternative Nation reporter happened to be at a VIP (ooooh!) Q & A held by the musician on July 13, which took face before the photo came down from heaven and enriched all of our lives. Given that Corgan tweeted about his Disneyland visit, he was asked to give a rundown of his trip.

From Alternative Nation:

“I literally had somebody say to me the other day, I think it was at Disneyland: ‘Hey, you don’t seem that into this.’ I was like, ‘I’m at fucking Disneyland. I just want to hang out at Disneyland. I’m not here to do a meet and greet, I’m here to be at Disneyland.’ You know what I’m saying? But it’s almost like, ‘Well you’re here, and I’m here, and because I’m on my vacation, your vacation, you’re part of my vacation.’ It’s like, I’m not working, and I wasn’t being unpleasant, I wasn’t being rude. I was taking pictures with people, I took a picture with every person that asked. But then it gets into, what’s in your head? Like, you’re not smiling enough, or you don’t seem to be enjoying – and I’m like, what the fuck do you want from me?