Our Descent is dead.

April 5, 2009 at 9:36 pm (administrative business)

This blog is now officially dead.

We are retiring Our Descent Into Madness because it no longer reflects who we are or what we want to say and do. We look at it now and see versions of ourselves that have long since departed. The archives will remain up, but comments have been permanently turned off.

We had a wonderful time here for nearly three years; thanks to all the fascinating people who read and commented during that time.

Please visit Daisy at her new blogging project, Dear Diaspora. Emily will return to the world of blogging as well, in her own time.

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’90s Flashback #34

March 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm ('90s flashbacks, movies/video/clips, music)

“Mambo No 5,” by Lou Bega.

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’90s Flashback #33

February 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm ('90s flashbacks, movies/video/clips, music)

“How Bizarre,” by OMC.

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’90s Flashback #32

February 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm ('90s flashbacks, movies/video/clips, music)

“Bitch,” by Meredith Brooks.

Look at those cheesy effects! Hahaha

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’90s Flashback #31

February 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm ('90s flashbacks, movies/video/clips, music)

“MMMbop,” by Hansen.

I had forgotten just how young and androgynous they were.

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February 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm (administrative business, movies/video/clips)

As Daisy sort of mentioned in her last post, and as has become glaringly obvious in our general neglect of the blog recently, we’ve both hit some sort of wall when it comes to posting. Some sort of fatigue. I absolutely adore this virtual time-capsule we’ve created and I know Daisy does too, but it’s clear that we both need a break. So, we’re hereby on indefinite hiatus. I’m sure that I will be back, but can’t say when. Until that time, if you would like to contact us you can use the comments on this post…I’ll check up on them. Thanks so much to all our frequent visitors and everyone who has enjoyed this blog.

As a (temporary) parting gift, I offer this (not-so) final YouTube video comprised of clips from the ’77 movie Gizmo!, which I have not seen, but would like to ASAP.


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Some Links

February 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm (injustice, LGBT, neat things, politics) ()

Sorry for the serious lack of posting lately, folks. I’ve been having bad blogging fatigue (I’ve hardly even been reading blogs), so I’m taking it easy, in an effort to avoid some kind of spectacular flame-out. And, Emily and I both just started a new semester. I have been incredibly busy; I’m sure Emily has, too.

That aside, here are some interesting links.

1. What the collapse of the Soviet Union can teach us about the probable collapse of the US. (Via How To Save The World.)

2. Don’t Divorce Us! — a very sweet video fighting Prop 8.

3. A Gentile Privilege Checklist.

4. And on a completely different note, pygmy seahorses!

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’90s Flashback #30

February 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm ('90s flashbacks, movies/video/clips, music)

“Lovefool,” by The Cardigans.

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’90s Flashback #29

January 31, 2009 at 12:00 pm ('90s flashbacks, movies/video/clips, music)

“I Love You Always Forever,” by Donna Lewis.

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January 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm (art, neat things) ()

Artist Michael Oliveri has teamed up with a group of nano scientists at the University of Georgia to create these ghostly images, strangely reminiscent of Earthly landscapes. He writes:

Using current photographic technology and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) I have created grand scale micrograph interpretations of their research. In this series I selected perspectives of unusual microscopic happenings within the actual nano structure samples to blur scale into seemingly familiar human settings.

They’re pretty neat. Check ’em out.

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