Dumb animals

Life cannot be classified in terms of a simple neurological ladder, with human beings at the top; it is more accurate to talk of different forms of intelligence, each with its strengths and weaknesses. This point was well demonstrated in the minutes before last December’s tsunami, when tourists grabbed their digital cameras and ran after the ebbing surf, and all the “dumb” animals made for the hills.
– B.R. Myers


Educational system

The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on – because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.
– Noam Chomsky


Have a nice day

We came across this chipped and faded painting on a side street in Shelby, NC. It seems like almost every Coca-Cola painting I see like this is in an alley off the main streets. I can only imagine what the lady’s face looked like when the paint was new. The weathered surface has left her with a somewhat sinister look.