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Y2K Futurism - "An investigation into the futurism/aesthetic of the period 1996-02" on imgur

and from the turn of the previous century, afrofuturism from the past – "The Princess Steel," W. E. B. Du Bois's recently-discovered SF story.

02/28/16
by taz

So anyway, that’s where I learned to hate potatoes

Mr. Grumpy PotatoMr. Grumpy Potato by banger1977 (cc by-sa)

The way it worked was you would get up at 4:30 in the morning in winter to be there at the produce place by 5:30 and once you were there you would find that about a hundred kilos of potatoes had been pre-rumbled – I’ll explain in a moment – and were already sitting in their solution. The solution was some kind of mystery powder – I never asked what it was because I didn’t give a shit because I wanted to kill myself – that you dumped into these big rectangular tubs of water that were arranged in a sort of frame table, I think it was six tubs across, and then you had this sieve shelf that sat across them...

turbid dahlia tells a terrible tale of tuber torment.

11/11/14
by taz

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