Verity Mensonage and Marcus Karlsberg are a couple of washed up academics from a profligate institution that only ever had fleeting existence in the fugitive inbetweens of fantasy, friendship and the imposition of reality in severalty. They remain optimistic and still find life in the street, the pub, the park, the street Party, and the pages of those books whose authors managed to resist the unceasing demands to professionalise or otherwise polish themselves slick. They believe in full communism and the infinite debt of planetary reparation.
- "Bound on the living room table, we stuffed it under the wipers of cop vans, stuck free condoms to the front and hijacked the Space Hijackers party as a clandestine book launch."
- "To ensure that I am at least constant in the contradiction of myself, I will begin by giving a brief blurb on the UfSO as no doubt most readers will never have heard of us."
- "It seemed that we did a lot of storming things in those days."
- "I want to argue that, although the UfSO’s primary medium was video that hoped to become viral, our attempt was not to fabricate a history book for ourselves, one that we would of course feature in heavily."
- "Without that we would have not only been an avant- garde without a classroom, but also a vanguard without a class."
- "Radical chic."
- "The UfSO was not a generalisabale model in the sense that our structures could have handled expansion into something like a political party or even movement umbrella."
- "The disorientation that issues from fragmentation suggests an inability to grasp the totality, and so to position oneself within it."
- ".] moves out to encounter study in general."
- "Any attempt at apprehension of totality is of course a fool’s gamble, an impossible and doomed dash made out of the necessity to find coordinates by glimpsing the whole."