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“Cinema is the ultimate pervert art” – Slavoj Zizek on horror and reality

“The birds are outbursts of raw, maternal energy.” Slavoj Žižek from his upcoming film, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, an investigation into what psychoanalysis can tell us about film (I just like what he says about Mitch). More clips here. … Continue reading


As for the ‘clash of civilisations’, let us recall the letter form the seven-year-old American girl whose father was a pilot fighting in Afghanistan: she wrote that — although she loved her father very much, she was ready to let … Continue reading

Tact, manners and WikiLeaks

Extract from a thought-provoking article by Slavoj Zizek in the London Review of Books. Click here to read the full article. Well worth it. I’ve written a few other things about yer man Slavoj. Click here to find ’em. …The … Continue reading

The hypocrisy of conscious consumerism

Slavoj Zizek, who I quoted a month or so ago here, on the hypocrisy of conscious consumerism. Do you buy organic apples because you think they taste better or because you’re trying to buy redemption for your own participation in … Continue reading

Quotations (updated)

“My heart is likeA squeezed grapeOnly the pipIs left.Only the pip.”J.P. Donleavy, The Ginger Man “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t … Continue reading

Some quotes

“Vices are like genitals – most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us.” From The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters. “I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my … Continue reading

Love is evil

I’ve blogged a few nuggets by Slovenian philosopher Zlavod Zizek a couple of times before (once on the hypocrisy of conscious consumerism, once on America’s own problems with fundamentalists). Now it’s time to listen to him on love. The man … Continue reading