Friends of Attention: What is the relationship between the “fuse” of a bomb and the “fuse” of a fuse box? How do their respective “burnouts” figure the relationship between precarity and protection? In a set of propositional meditations, a working group of the collective known as The Friends of Attention (who concern themselves with theorizing and cultivating modes of attention resistant to monetization) attempts to overload the circuit of burnout politics. Can we refuse what is broken? Can we defuse what seems about to blow?