"At present, people see fogs, not because there are fogs, but because poets and painters have taught them the mysterious loveliness of such effects." - Vivian in The Decay of Lying Oscar Wilde is well known to history for his pithy witticisms, his story "The Portrait of Dorian Gray" and his tragic and/or scandalous… Continue reading Learn Memetic Engineering From Oscar Wilde
This week's book recommendation is for a book that no one in the Reality Is Fake offices has actually read. Darryl Burnside, our social media manager, just happened to find it at the thrift store last week. The book is written by Greil Marcus, who is also responsible for the very strange Lipstick Traces, which… Continue reading Could you be a sleeper agent, and not even know it?
On March 30, 1981 Ronald Reagan was shot and killed outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. That evening, Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush was sworn in as the new U.S. president, beginning almost eight dark years of heavy taxation and military spending that bogged the nation down until the end of the century. The recession… Continue reading The Mandela Effect is a Perversion of Reality
It's Friday! Here's another book recommendation to celebrate the upcoming weekend. The latest marketing book enduring the wear and tear of the ever-enthusiastic Reality Is Fake team is Contagious by Jonah Berger. The book, according to the back-cover copy, "provides a set of specific, actionable techniques for getting things to catch on." As usual, the… Continue reading Memetic Engineering vs. Your Mental Immune System
The Reality Is Fake video-production team has been lashed to their terminals for many consecutive days now, meticulously assembling the next batch of counter-propaganda. We're adding some new elements and implementing some new experimental techniques, so things aren't coming along at lightning speed. There is no need to worry, though. Management has been liberal with… Continue reading Preview Of Our New Video Material, Up For A Short Time Only
Surrealist Cookbook recipe 1: building from the aleotory Austin Spare did it. William S. Burroughs did it. Plenty of others have done it as well. The idea is simple. Use an aleotory process to create raw material. Select from that material. Use your selections to consciously build your final product. In the case of Spare,… Continue reading The Surrealist Cookbook: recipes 1 through 4
Another Friday, and another book recommendation from Reality Is Fake. Today we present Daily Rituals by Mason Currey. What do you do in the morning? Do you take a bath and ponder the first thousand words you will write that day? Or do you guzzle coffee before beginning a long day of painting? How about… Continue reading What does it mean to work hard?