April 14, 2012

went out for the weekend
it lasted forever
got high with my friends
it's officially summer

Joe Brainard, ZZZZ . . . , 1977

* From Harper's May 2012:

-- Percentage of its profits that GE paid in federal taxes in the past decade: 2.3

-- Number of rodent hairs allowed by the FDA in a standard jar of peanut butter: 5

-- Total advertising revenue of the U.S. newspaper industry in 2011: $23,900,000,000

-- Of Google: $36,500,000,000

-- Amount the average U.S. worker spends annually on coffee: $1,092

* Interesting 1976 NYRB article on Billie Holiday by Elizabeth Hardwick.

* "If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up." -- Adrienne Rich



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