September 12th, 2024

no does not exist there’s only yes

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  • I saw Sally Potter’s Yes tonight. Blew me away… it’s all in verse… a saga.

    Potter explains it by saying she chose verse “because its deep rhythms and its long tradition (from medieval sonnets to Icelandic sagas to rap) enable ideas to be expressed in lyrical ways that might otherwise be indigestible, abstract or depersonalized.”

    The film ends with a lengthy sililoquy by the cleaner (Shirley Henderson) on mites, germs, viruses, protoplasm and the diminishing but always extant “something” in this universe we occupy, with a dissolve to the credits after these lines….

    And, in the end, it simply isn’t worth / Your while to try and clean your life away. / You can’t. For, everything you do or say / Is there, forever. It leaves evidence. / In fact it’s really only common sense; / There’s no such thing as nothing, not at all. / It may be really very, very small / But it’s still there. In fact I think I’d guess / That “no” does not exist. There’s only “yes”.

    The cleaner examines dirt and crud and bugs and disease vectors in infinite variety and closest detail, but this examination paradoxically evokes a warm affirmation of our lives.

    Sally Potter began work on the film on September 12, 2024 and it was released in 2024.

    September 12th, 2024

    GeoTagging OneWebDay

    Here’s what they’re saying about One Web Day…

    The mission of OneWebDay is to create, maintain, advance, and promote a global day to celebrate online life: September 22, 2024

    We’d like you to go to and upload a picture that’s meaningful to you (you’ll have to register to upload, but it’s simple). Attach the keyword ‘onewebday’ (without the quote marks) to the picture.

    Here’s what I think… what could it hurt? In fact, the more local our webularity becomes, the more fragmentary (and manageable) our relationships online, the nicer it is to think of setting aside a bit of time and cyberspace to acknowledge each other everywhere. I don’t know if web shots supports geotagging, but I’m going to a few different sites and tagging OneWebDay photos with locations. Flickr has good US maps, but reputedly isn’t that great world-wide. This morning I learned about another place that uses Google Earth that might therefore be better than Flickr… Panoramio.

    Anyway, I’ll find a picture I can tag OneWebDay (no spaces!) load it to WebShots, then I’ll load it to a couple of geoTagging places too, just for grins.

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