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Mahj'k Pproghanda Myl began as the Toreodo Oceanographic Institute of Capo Blanco Guerrero, founded by V in 1916. MPM focused on dolphin arts and the electric snake. In 1999 we moved to Brooklyn, NY. In 2006 we moved to Soho, NY. In 2009 we moved back to BK. We have since acquired greater information about things. We are down with (not in order): CXC&C, Toots and the Maytals, Jennifer O Jenny, Michael Eye, Peter You, Gumshoe G, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Aleya, Ann, Elinya, Lauren Star, Red Angel, Saphryn Follicle, Cee-Lo, Camp-Lo, J-Lo, J Treds, SEN DOG, Smoove B, P, Cheddar, Mookie, Fairuz, Ralph Nade, Gova, Eazy, Jessica Lange, Can O, Fine, Gino, Ocote, Allan, Gentle Joshua, SP One, SP Two, Sen 10, Andre 3000, Mr. Bill Withers & Boss Cosby, Kelis 2, Part 2, Too Fly, 57, 152, 550, 186, 267, 453, Zaremba, Little Phil, Paola y Paolo, The Quickness, Ozvalen Umwelt, La Rita, LaVonne, M.I.A., R.D. Jr., Filip, No Surrender, Shelby Lynne, Spaze Oner (riginal), Los, Bobby Angel and 12 Muffins, Corporate Opium U.S. Trust, Jackie, Peace Prince, Paul Michael, Pink, Upski Amour, Dora 4 Eva, Joseph Simmons and the middle name Run, ZAPPH, PETA, Maya Papaya, Livingroom, Sabrine, Uncle Ben, Marchine, Upsigh, Chicago Brinks, Vitapup, The Viking Mermaid Carlucci, Woody Harrels, Goodhap, Stevie Wonder, Paul Beattie, Octavia E. Butler, I Self Lord and Master, Oro Rizerk Unauthorized Highlights, Tylenol et Al, Haiti, Jim Knipfel, Jon Ames, Jon Leheman, U.S(q).P., The A, B, C, F, G, Q, 2 and 3. Melissa Guerrero is the Black Gold of the Sun, Big Jor, The U.S. Post, Divine, Val 2, the entire Keaton Family, Israel Vibrations, Matt Damon, Fanny Lou Harris, E Lynne Harris, Kevin Harris, Danny Ainge, VCJ, Mary Hart, Barney Frank, John Forcade, Isak G, Gordon C, Carol C, Heather B, Dinco D, Alert, RyZE, Secret, Prank, Sophie, Koki, Stella, Bella, Fess, Vert, Ion, Wasabi and you're all related.
ABANDON ALL MOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE
Picture a small island inhabited by a race that has not yet learned the art of making ships. Looking out across the ocean, this people can see many other islands, some of them much the same as its own but most of them clearly very different... Now these islanders are very thoughtful people, and writers of many books with such resounding titles as The Nature of the Universe, The Meaning of Life, Mind and Reality, and so on. While admiring their expertise, I do not think we should take their conclusions very seriously - at least until they have gone a little further afield than their own coral reef.
Arthur C. Clarke
In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Treat a lady like a whore, and a whore like a lady.
The object of this establishment is seducing; the motive to it is laudable. But is it not safer to adhere to a right principle, and trust to its consequences, than confide in the reasoning however specious in favor of a wrong one?
The established clause forbids a State to hide behind the application of a formally neutral criteria and remain studiously oblivious to the effects of its actions. (v. Pinette, 1995)
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
Her body is merely tolerating its own existence, stretching the limits of survival beyond that we think is possible.
Mythri Jegathesan, on Sonali Deraniyagala
I've been too fucking busy and vice versa.
If you wish for something really easy, then all of your wishes will come true.
Were there planning sessions when we smoked pot? Absolutely. Was the company probably the hardest working company in the world? Probably true as well.
-WIRED May 2001
Nolan Bushnell (Chairman, Atari)
The issue was... not how does a dictator take over but how does a democracy and Senate give it away?
ON LANDSCAPE ART: It is good only when it shows the oppressor hanging from a tree by his motherfuckin neck.
To wit, take a historically freighted figure or motif and remake it, enlarged if possible, in a historically freighted material. The resulting application of one ready-made to another is usually a simplistic one-liner.
A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul.
One of the greatest mistakes that those of us concerned with social justice can make is to confuse our prospects and task with the fortunes of the Democratic Party... The civil rights movement labored for decades facing the hostility of both parties before building a force that compelled national attention and action. Forty years ago the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party was undaunted in challenging the Democratic Party directly and openly. Our task is helping to build a vibrant movement for justice in this country, and that's a project that doesn't operate on election cycles.
Poor people are crazy. Rich people are eccentric.
How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: "The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover." This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don't want this to happen to 2001.
I'd rather be a lightning bolt than a seismograph.
Ken Kesey, when asked why he'd rather be a cultural activist than a writer.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the hmamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Dull in a new way.
Anne Carroll Moore
The show is smart enough to test the waters of outrage but brazen enough to take a genuine plunge. ...shocking enough to elicit laughs but not deep enough to generate understanding.
I am a vegetarian who can't resist smoked salmon
Yeah. And it's a plant.
Jay-Z, Rolling Stone November 2007
A bit of everything can be very good for you, but a lot of one thing can kill you.
Americans are the people who describe their use of alcohol and tobacco as vices.
The G.A.O. is sending a clear message to the Bush administration: shut down the propaganda mill.
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
Investment Advice: Invest in yourself. Do the things that can get you closer to your goals and dreams. It won't come from a brokerage commercial. It will come from preparing yourself, working hard and standing apart from your competition. You Inc is the best stock you can ever buy - if you are willing to do the work.
These are not escapes from but enlargements, burgeonings of reality.
Dr. Humphry Osmond
People with a misconception about meditation believe that all thoughts should cease. We cannot, in fact, establish ourselves in a state devoid of thoughts. The fruit of meditation is not the absence of thoughts, but the fact that thoughts cease to harm us. Once enemies, they become friends.
In the nineteen-sixties, the universe of higher education underwent a fantastic expansion. Between 1960 and 1969, enrollments doubled and more professors were were hired than had been hired in the entire previous three hundred and twenty-five years.
Louis Menand "Show or Tell." New Yorker. June 8 & 15, 2009: 109
Have - have - have faith in the power of freedom. People who live in freedom always prevail over people who live in oppression.
If it were not for our conception of weights and measures, we would stand in awe of the firefly as we do before the sun.
In 1950, Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was the first member of congress to publicly confront Senator Joseph McCarthy's charges that those who disagreed with his version of patriotism were.. giving 'ammunition to America's enemies.' At the time, [she] was the only woman in the senate.
Sexism, not sex, degrades women. And the answer to bad pornography is good pornography, not no pornography.
That's where a lot of women get their moves, at least women in my circle, and myself.
Overheard on a radio show
If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.
What makes me really creative is if I'm stoned on weed. I love marijuana. Can you work well on heroin? No. Can you work well on coke? No. Can you work well on speed? Absolutely not. There you are, I've tried all of them. Coke and heroin will destroy your head. If you're a creative person, your head is all you've got. But quote me on this: Come on, children, don't be afraid of marijuana, it's not going to hurt. The timid, frightened lemming mentality in this country is staggering.
Bob Richardson (73)
Globally, drug use is not distributed evenly and is not simply related to drug policy, since countries with stringent user-level illegal drug policies did not have lower levels of use than countries with liberal ones.
Louisa Degenhardt1, Wai-Tat Chiu2, Nancy Sampson2, Ronald C. Kessler2, James C. Anthony3, Matthias Angermeyer4, Ronny Bruffaerts5, Giovanni de Girolamo6, Oye Gureje7, Yueqin Huang8, Aimee Karam9, Stanislav Kostyuchenko10, Jean Pierre Lepine11, Maria Elena Medina Mora12, Yehuda Neumark13, J. Hans Ormel14, Alejandra Pinto-Meza15, Jose Posada-Villa16, Dan J. Stein17, Tadashi Takeshima18, J. Elisabeth Wells19: 1 National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2 Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 3 Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, 4 Department of Psychiatry, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 5 Department of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium, 6 Health Care Research Agency, Bologna, Italy, 7 Department of Psychiatry, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, 8 Institute of Mental Health, Peking University, Beijing, China, 9 Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC), Beirut, Lebanon, 10 Ukrainian Psychiatric Association, Kiev, Ukraine, 11 Hospital Fernand Widal, Paris, France, 12 Department of Epidemiology, National Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico City, Mexico, 13 Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel, 14 Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, 15 Sant Joan de eu- Serveis du Salud Mental (SSM), Barcelona, Spain, 16 Saldarriaga Concha Foundation, Bogota, Colombia, 17 Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 18 National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan, 19 Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Science, Christchurch, New Zealand
The more comprehensive a list we create defining 'people of color,' the more it becomes apparent that...
The military isn't used to police the earth for people hurting the planet (and why not use that manpower to rebuild broken lots?), rather it's used to send the young to latin america to burn down rainforests. Most often, I think the 'disturbances' that the military is used to solve would be better approached through other, more investigative methods.
The end of the world is very near. So take your time.
The Visual Good...
MPM is Ricardo Cortes.
Theo Jansen is on Ocean Winders.
Jayson Scott Musson is Hot Othello Knives.
West Virginia woods: Matt Hansel.
Organical world: Darina Karpov.
There is art on the Subway.
The Illegales: Illegal Art.
Robbie Conal and Dr. D.
Make art like Jackson Pollock.
What's up SPAZE?
Circlemakers do it wildstyle in the grass.
To Times Like This One: Travis Lindquist.
Ukiyo-e style Tenmyouya Hisashi.
Maya Hayuk is good all around.
Eric Doeringer's got ideas.
Chris Jordan just add it ALL UP!
Cloaca is full of shit.
Steve Ellis paints slick.
Shiri Zinn slips it in with glass.
Bite a lip! huny c. young.
Heavyweight is live.
Harald Belker does space machines, and Glenn Feron repaints the stars.
Art Frahm captures the falling panties.
Whoa, Genevieve Gauckler is pink, Eikesgrafischerhort, Tiziana Haug, and Ora Ito.
Barnstormers paint barns.
Favela Painting paint favelas.
Uganda Skateboard Union builds ramps.
Transportation, nuclear waste.
For Biters: Latin Style. Arab Style. White Style. Iman Style.
The Printed Word, dynamo
Sex is life and life is sex.
To assist you in battle, students: Drug Policy Alliance and the great cops of L.E.A.P..
Sex is life and life is sex.
To assist you in battle, students: Drug Policy Alliance and the great cops of L.E.A.P..