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  • Birthday 08/30/1985

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  1. designing and building your own house

    just played around with that for about an hour. pretty nice tool, but really limited unless you buy the full thing, as is to be expected. it won't let me add on stories or anything. i might shell out for the full thing as i start throwing ideas together.
  2. designing and building your own house

    if that were true you'd have grabbed that beer at my bar after the paul mccartney concert... tsk tsk
  3. back when i made fun of fiz for writing an authoritative article projecting ryne robinson to set the league on fire i really just wanted to be fiz 
  4. that is amazing.
  5. Saints week Part Deaux

    another notch on the ol' revenge tour belt
  6. "Cam Newton promotes childhood obesity by showing walking is uncool"
  7. complementary football wins superb owls
  8. Cowboys hoping for playoff run, won't IR Romo

    lol how hilarious would it be if they bled all the way out to a miracle playoff spot, fluke wildcard win, and showed up in charlotte for the divisional round only to get run over by a fuging freight train on national television again lmao
  9. designing and building your own house

    well that's a given
  10. designing and building your own house

    actually it's funny you bring the church thing up. as i began a gradual pull away from organized religion and then a sudden, bandaid-style ripping away from the church as a whole, i began pondering how on earth to recreate the amazing, wonderful things inspired by church communities without the things that make church ...well, church. how do you get a massive community of people in one place, with some sort of consensus-defined mission, and using that as your pole around which to gather and also have a constant, tight-knit social and economic group that's in continual communion with one another? for secularists it's bars, panthers games, maybe country clubs if you're rich, frats if you're in college, etc. but trying to sustain that is incredibly difficult and if you look at the state of modern suburban america it's socially disaffected, disconnected, and disparately scattered. how do you take the obvious advantage that belonging to a church offers and divorce it from the religious precepts that make it a thing to begin with? in that sense this whole idea is deeply experimental. i want to see how well i can use it as a platform to cull something similar community-wise, and having a multifunctional property is probably the best way to make it happen. from having a bar in the basement to watch panthers games to having educational material for other people to bring their kids to access if they want to being able to host events i think it's generally going to be an awesome and positive thing for greensboro, guilford county, and the state if this thing can produce enough good poo that keeps on producing good poo. i'm very, very hesitant to take any kind of grants or donations. gofundme type stuff grosses me out... i can work my ass off and pay for it myself, and i'd rather edit: oh and it'll be green as hell. i want it to be as self-sustainable as possible, which will mean solar and wind technology integrated into the grid as efficiently as possible, and a water collection tank as well, and gardens and poo
  11. designing and building your own house

    this house is meant to be the central structure of a multifunctional property. before building it i will purchase a piece of land and develop a section of it experimentally, with 5-8 small cabin-style houses, or A-frames, which we'll move into immediately as i begin developing the rest of the property. at that point we'll be able to also begin inviting people onto the property to stay for free if they like; i've got a couple people in mind who've been on board with this thing the whole way, as well as, we're hoping, political refugees so we can contribute to a solution. the large house has a very specific purpose. i've been deeply inspired by experiences at a boys' home in cambodia where young orphans were drawn off the street and then housed, clothed, given an education, etc. and by the time they hit their 20s they're all quadrilingual, high school honors students, studying at universities overseas, and generally emerging as social leaders in an area that desperately needs them. this has been a fundamental cog of the commune idea from the very start: build a network and start bringing in young kids who are probably destined for a life of dragging down society, and not only subtract from that problem but contribute to the solution by molding highly-educated, motivated, creative, intelligent, empathetic young men and women who will then turn around and add to the solution. much of my conceptual inspiration has come from reading about mary leakey's kickass upbringing of her children in the paleoarchaeological fields in remote tanzania. for a long time i have dreamed about developing a structure that can basically function as a massive extracurricular facility filled with every manner of educational/creative outlet, and the model of the house includes, among other things, an observatory, libraries, an art studio, a music room, computer room, photography studio, art gallery, miniature museum in the antiquarian tradition, martial arts studio, gymnasium, rough sports facilities, and a number of experimental interactive learning elements to be incorporated through various spaces of the house. it's a large house, yes, but it's a house without luxury. it's functional and nothing more. the master bedroom will be about the size of the one i've got now. no fancy anything (though i admit i'm going from broke on the library/salon, which is for inspiration more than anything, and still uses the space quite well.) in short, it's a multipurpose property meant to empower, enrich, and employ the lives of a burgeoning number of other people and serve as an economic and educational platform from which aspiring contributors to society can realize their dreams and collaborate to fix this fuged up world.
  12. Too good not to share--Norman tweet

    to the dupont car, josh!