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Two Minutes: Content(ed)

As time passed, the outrage faded. In stead of incredulous, angry, or disparaging comments on bombings, violations of human rights, wars, corruption, lies and/or blatant exploitation, years of conditioning lead audiences (defined as: people who consume content, mostly on screens) to react to the hard work of content creators (independent of genre: over time, documentary and entertainment became so similar that it was impossible to tell them apart, not that anyone cared to anymore anyway) with "Thank you for your Content". 
Everyone stopped caring after a while and all production shifted to Let's Plays of Skyrim, now playable on Sneaker Screens™®. Everyone was content, and content. 
And yes, they do share the same root, which makes a strange kind of sense: https://www.etymonline.com/word/content

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Two minutes: Human Resource

: You, basically. Also: me. Possibly, but not preferably: us. Term designed to dehumanise people and reduce their value to their utility as raw material to be broken down, packaged and sold under a different brand name. Yummy when green.

#memu: 5.2 / Future Perspectives for an Egyptian Street Art Scene

Note: MeMus was written from 2012-2015. Things have (again) changed since then. But I maintain that it is mainly an "export industry".

The current Egyptian street art scene is an export industry. Due to legal restrictions on the use of public space as a forum for expression which are vigorously enforced and a general atmosphere of hegemonic domination in the country, many of the artists who can, by choice or necessity, remain in the country, choose to work outside their local contents. Though this allows for a higher degree of experimentation stylistically, it also removes the street from the art, thus removing the unmediated interaction by a public in a sphere.

Though currently limited, the extensive use and cultural acceptance of street art as an art form opens a new horizon for the use and application of the practice to more mainstream artistic means. So far, it has not been used, except in erasing, in attempts at directly representing the government and remains exclusiv…

Two Minutes: Of and on Impunity

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Impunity is a case of the 3rd law of Newtonian motion being suspended, therefore, not only a feeling of personal imperviousness to the consequences of actions, but also freedom from the above-mentioned laws of physics, which, considering the egos usually involved, is not entirely impossible. While this may work in a subjective reality, one has to wonder whether it's really worth all the effort and energy of imposing this reality on everyone else.

Of course, everyone else does not enjoy the same impunity and is punishable for questioning the established narrative.

Activate quantum flux polarity generators. Go!

Also: Is impunity in any way related to puny?
https://www.etymonline.com/word/impunity
https://www.etymonline.com/word/puny




Two Minutes: Why is everyone tired?

At the supermarket, paying for shopping. The cashier feels the need to convey how exhausted she is.
The bank: "We're sorry it took so long. Our people are dealing with a really heavy workload"
Talking to friends: "My body feels so tired… my mind is having a hard time keeping up."
On the street, a random person feels the need to inform me how exhausted they are. I reciprocate. It's the new hello, and we do have it in common.

Chronic fatigue is an indicator for depression.

tire (v.1) "to weary," also "to become weary," Old Englishteorian(Kentishtiorian) "to fail, cease; become weary; make weary, exhaust," of uncertain origin; according to Watkins possibly from Proto-Germanic*teuzon, from a suffixed form of PIE root*deu-(1) "to lack, be wanting." Related:Tired;tiring.

From: https://www.etymonline.com/word/tire?ref=etymonline_crossreference 

#OperationKoshary

From: Kairo Koshary
We’re excited to announce #operationkoshary, a collaboration that brings together Koshary, culture and social entrepreneurship! 
Kairo Koshary, tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg and Mafish Studio have joined forces to bring you exclusive cultural content you can take home while supporting independent organisations in the Middle East and the EU. 
#operationkoshary begins on May 26th at the Kulturbrauerei with Kairo Koshary. We will be offering a limited series of 100 posters of Taheyya Kariokka, based on “In Taheyya we Trust/ ثقتنا في تحية”, a door painting on Wiener Str, by Caram Kapp of Mafish Studio. The posters also be available at tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg as of the beginning of June in the framework of a pop-up exhibition at the Performing Arts Festival, further Kairo Koshary events, and online.  Our first goal is to raise cash contributions for CILAS, an independent education institution in Cairo. You can find out more about them here: http://www.ci-las.org
How does…

Two Minutes: Gormless

For some reason, I've fallen in love with this word again recently. Learning that it basically means that a person thus addressed is basically a head(-less), Viking chicken does not lessen my love for it in any way, shape or form. It covers all the areas that mundane idiocy does not.

I can see it becoming the word of the year 2018, if we survive.

https://www.etymonline.com/word/gormless