“If, according to Nietzsche, all great religions are an answer to man’s feelings of displeasure and pain, they never treat the cause of this displeasure. Instead, they soothe the sensation of displeasure-they soothe it by providing an even stronger sensation. They literally “outscream” the displeasure….” —Alenka Zupančič, The Shortest Shadow p47
“Liverpool didn’t win the title, Chelsea didn’ win the Champions league. Arsenal’s gorgeous flock of mini-pops didn’t challenge at all. Instead Manchester United forced their way to glory with the ineluctable certainty of a rural vet’s fist retrieving a calf.” —Russell Brand in yesterday’s Guardian
and it’s sunny!