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August 12, 2011

What would a progressive's ideal city resemble?

Railyards and pin-wheel poetry presses, certainly.
Dockers and detectives rubbing shoulders in greasy-spoon cafes. Mystics, cranks and quiet pilgrims wandering together down towpaths. Urban planning would be handled by Andrei Tarkovsky, Allen Ginsberg would potter around handing out bennies and yodelling protest songs, the odd authenticating psychopath would occasionally commit discreet murders and, once a century, through would stride Alfred Watkins and Eric Gill, each man clutching his penis before him like a ley-liner’s staff as they dowse lines of heat and force.’ == I heard it from the valleys | things magazine

Posted by Vanderleun at August 12, 2011 10:42 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I am content to live among the Amish. Pretzels, Milk, Chocolate and Shoo-fly pies are just fine with me.

Posted by: Jewel at August 13, 2011 1:55 AM

An Amishman's ideal city would definitely be more peaceful than a progressive's, although I foresee a problem with elevators in the high-rises -- no buttons...

Posted by: BillT at August 13, 2011 7:56 AM

You are also not allowed to take your cow in an elevator here, either, in spite of Amish horse and buggy parking arrangements.

Posted by: Jewel at August 13, 2011 11:36 AM

*clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop*


*clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop*

Amish drive-by.

Posted by: BillT at August 13, 2011 6:29 PM

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