by Linh Dinh edited by O Society August 15, 2019 My last three years in high school, I was in Northern Virginia. I hung out at Springfield Mall and Wakefield Recreation Center. Though I had lame handles and an erratic shot, I still managed to get into pickup games, and each time I hoisted up … Continue reading Selling Whiteness
by Ben Steele edited by O Society August 12, 2019 There is no end to people complaining about technology and new media. It isn’t limited to luddites and other varieties of reactionaries. One hears all kinds of views why the world is going down the crapper, from high-minded critiques from academics to your mother’s nagging … Continue reading Reading In All Media
You sit there with your big ass TV and every electronic toy you can buy. Yet your life feels empty. Why is this? by Jason Dias edited by O Society August 6, 2019 Viktor Frankl tells us Despair is Suffering without Meaning. Reduced to an equation: D=S-M Seeing these three letters together should reminds us of the … Continue reading If Your Life Feels Empty, This May Be Why
Today on Musical Interlude, we have special undead guest stars Lemmy and Filthy Phil and Bruce Campbell and a Würzel piano. If they move in next door to you, all your houseplants will die. And they're in a hurry! https://youtu.be/co9yv2NjyWs ^ This ^ is the first time I ever saw Motörhead. On the Young Ones. The next … Continue reading Musical Interlude with Motörhead
by Roberto Savio edited by O Society July 26, 2019 When all is said and done, it appears Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong. From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not … Continue reading The Precipitous Barbarism of Our Times
As aspirational avatars, idolised icons and vessels of collective memory, celebrities permeate all aspects of modern life by Holly Grout edited by O Society July 24, 2019 In his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), Oscar Wilde teased: ‘[T]here is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not … Continue reading Celebrity Matters and The Concept of Self
"We all remember this awesome scene in the Matrix, and the vast majority of us can relate. The question for me, though, is not who, but rather what is 'them?'" https://youtu.be/goFxos6tz-o by O Society July 20, 2019 One of our O Society people asked the extraordinarily ^ simple question above ^. Yet finding a conventional answer … Continue reading Who and What Are THEY?