This was my favorite:
over half the population of the earth live in cities, though mostly not cities in the european sense
I don't understand this. What does it mean? What is a "city in the European sense"?
well spotted, the single most dangling end of a string in there
you see the piece was recycled from my blog, sans the rather long analysis of the hungarian situation in particular
and when i translated it, even though i saw it wasn't particularly connected to anything, i decided to leave it in, because i think this factette is somehow strangely relevant to the present-day human predicament
it just so happens, as of a few years ago, city-dwellers now outnumber country-folk
only, when musing about the implications, it is important to keep in mind that say the average of those cities is certainly closer to Xiamen, Mexico City or Kairo than New York, London or Berlin - no sanitation, no organised, clean public transport, no stifling regulations
networks, though, digital networks!
where that gets us, i'm not quite sure
Hey Johnny, what's it like to live in a city with no sanitation, no organized, clean public transport, and no regulations? Oh I'm sorry, I mean "city", since it isn't a real city... you know, in a "European" sense. If you know what I mean.
Well ill tell you how my day was so you can infer for yourself...
After riding a donkey to the monte, i bartered nopales for a guajolote riding thru shit ridden streets full of leprose children... after a mere 10 hour round trip, i crushed the guajolotes head in my tortillero and fed said head to my girlfriend (such delicassy, ill have unprotected sex with her later so we have our 10th child) so the rest of the guajolote i threw into the furnace so i could get the steam engine rolling so i could charge the car battery so i could power up the phone with wifi (which costed me a months salary) but since i took so long to write this post the guajolote is cooked black so for the next three days im going to starve. Luckily, i eyeballed earlier some European Jehovas Witness which i can head hunt in the night and eat them raw (except the heart cause the soul is there, ill make an amulet out of their fingernails and wear their shrunken heads as a necklace)... and idk what u mean by country, we call this rancho.