Scriptules from an ephemerographer

A blog about Raw Denim, HIMYM and various strands of Continental Philosophy.


"Despite the fact that whites engage in drug offenses at a higher rate than African-Americans, African-Americans are incarcerated for drug offenses at a rate that is 10 times greater than that of whites.” .. the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)



The idea of an interdisciplinary approach is specific to the age of delegitimation and its hurried empiricism. The relation to knowledge is not articulated in terms of the realization of the life of the spirit or the emancipation of humanity, but in terms of the users of a complex conceptual and material machinery and those who benefit from its performance capabilities. They have at their disposal no metalanguage or metanarrative in which to formulate the final goal and correct use of that machinery. But they do have brainstorming to improve its performance.
— 出典:Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition p.52
Cependant, cacher totalement une passion (ou même simplement son excès) est inconcevable: non parce que le sujet humain est trop faible, mais parce que la passion est, d’essence, faite pour être vue…
— 出典:Roldand Barthes, Fragments d’un discours amoureux



when “”“”educated”“”” people type a whole lot of words that mean basically nothing and u feel stupid for not understanding them at first and then u reread it and realise NO they are literally saying nothing they are just typing meaningless sentences to revel in their own smugness.

postmodernist theory

Even assuming that theory “literally say[s] nothing” - an assumption that could only ever perhaps be established through a rigorous reading of the text in question (which texts? what is the cannon?), a reading guided by some knowledge of “nothing” (what does “nothing” mean here? Is not founding a text on the abyss, or creating nihilum ex … ? the very mark of true creation? the re-mark of the divine?) - we must consider the possibility that for the “educated” to speak in such a way that they neither produce, adduce nor deduce may itself be a political act that challenges - indeed, solicits (sensu etymologico) - the institution of education.

(Source: sp00ky-shucks)

Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.

Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.

Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”

— 出典:

"Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis," The Independent. (via madelinecoleman)

"strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands"

"too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements"

"don’t give me that French shit."

(via snarlfurillo)

Heidegger’s originality would thus in part be produced by Derrida, who would be in turn one of Heidegger’s originalities.
— 出典:Bennington, Jacques Derrida p.276


Jacques Derrida’s reader card of BnF (Bibliothèque nationale)

He was a student at ENS (École Normale Supérieure), and his name was Jackie Derrida.

Just as the signature is constituted only as a promise of countersignature, the present moment of voice, or of any experience at all, exists only as a function of a “promise” of memory, and thus of repetition.
— 出典:Bennington, Jacques Derrida p.160
Nazism was not born in the desert. We all know this, but it has to be constantly recalled. And even if, far from any desert, it had grown like a mushroom in the silence of a European forest, it would have done so in the shadow of big trees, in the shelter of their silence or their indifference but in the same soil. I will not list these trees which in Europe people an immense black forest, I will not count the species.
— 出典:Jacques Derrida, Of Spirit (via spiritandteeth)
Il n’est pas jusqu’au motif de la ville, si prédominant dans Ulysses, qui n’appartienne à cet enjeu. Car il ne suffit pas de le traiter en historien ou en sociologue, comme le répondant littéraire de l’urbanisation en cours. Il est aussi, et je pense (après Benjamin), surtout, le retour de la solitude, du désert et du désœuvrement au cœur de la communauté. La ville moderne est cette œuvre au sein de laquelle la communauté et l’individu sont privés de leur œuvre par l’hégémonie de la valeur marchande.
— 出典:Lyotard, Lectures d’enfance p.20

A real life video of me asking someone out.

(Source: funnyandhilarious)


Symposium - Unpacking Derrida’s Library : Secrets of the Archive

October 9-11, 2014, 101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University, USA

Derrida Colloque en France