Still, and a Happy New Year!
This year: * Fell in love—and am still in love—better yet, he is too, with me, etc * I graduated from Valparaiso University with degrees in creative writing and visual culture * Started this tumblr * Got several cats: Prince Edward, Peter, Susan, Bagheera, Essay, Apple, and ‘striped cat’ to live harmoniously in my barn * Applied to graduate schools on time (in the next year, I...
Hard Desk Night
When Mr. Bender left his office party he was too drunk to notice one associate making out with another associate. They were both guys, one of them the boss’ son. The next week his boss pulled him aside and asked him straight-up: “Did you see my Roy with Gene Hasell?” Mr. Bender tried to remember that night. He remembered screams as the Christmas tree fell over. That was the high...
UNICORN FAN DANCE
unicornfandance: duckbeater: knock it off! whhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? jk jk jk jk. for real though, i just followed you two minutes ago (listening to Four Tet now, and, yes, only 1 song has passed—soooooo).
UNICORN FAN DANCE
knock it off (ed: removal of exclamation point)
I Dined In
This is what I ate: 1 can lentil vegetable soup. 1 English muffin toasted, rarefied with Swiss cheese 20 or so barbeque chips 1 wine glass filled with 3 oz. Absinthe and 3 oz. San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water and 1 dissolved sugar cube — Later, I will write another episode in the uncanny life of Mr. Bender, for all those readers still guessing if he’ll commit himself already.
everybodycares: “Your Hand in Mine” - Explosions...
Got off work five hours early because I am sick as a dog. At the apartment, the internet still isn’t working and by god I must tumbl, gmail and masturbate—and I can’t very well do those things without the internet. So I broke into my housemate’s apartment and reset the linksys—I cannot find the spare key (please). Then I carefully cleaned up the scene of the crime (put...
The Writer in Russia
AN OLD liberal maxim still haunts the minds of the intelligentsia: it states that “everyone should mind his own business,” in a conception of the artist as a private person most lucidly articulated by Joseph Brodsky in his Nobel Prize address. Yet it is obvious that Brodsky himself, as a poet chosen and put forward by his own social circle, participated in certain bargains, had certain...
re: Seven Pounds
everybodycares: “It takes the soggy cake for multiple layers of sentimentality topped by indigestible grandiosity.” - Wall Street Journal “…”Seven Pounds” feels like a half-hour “Twilight Zone” script that has been pressed onto a gob of Silly Putty and stretched to the sinking point.” - Los Angeles Times “What, for instance, is up with Ben having a pet jellyfish? Why is he calling a blind...
'A New Literacy' – The Kenyon Review – George... →
“The persistent interleaving of mathematical and musical terms and concepts, the assertion, for example, that “primes have music in them,” are no accident. From Pythagoras onward, it has been known that the relations between music and mathematics are, as it were, organic. The immensely influential conceit of the “music of the spheres” arose from Kepler’s conviction that the elliptical...
The New Anger
SOME NOTES ON OLD POP CULTURE, UNTIL I GET TO THE PRESENT Books like Fight Club and the movies they’re made into have about as much transgression in their pages as a typist at Fidelity has in her Excel spreadsheets. She may adjust column sizes until they are irritatingly staggered, and Palahniuk may drum out line after line of apocalypse-porn, but ultimately both typist and author create works...
In 2006, this was a term I found highly offensive—particularly because a lot of my friends met the criteria of “meathead”—they played on sports teams, drank Gatorade, wore tracksy-bottoms and gym-tops. They hated on indie-music, theatre, partial cinema, were pretty homophobic and a little rascist. A lot rascist in an entitled-to-rascism way. Girls who were meatheads were...
Questions That I Have for the Secret Service -... →
Questions That I Have for the Secret Service Jon Friedman | Bio 1. Shouldn’t you have jumped in front of that shoe? 2. Shouldn’t you have jumped in front of that second shoe? 3. Second shoe = the one thrown after being removed from foot after first shoe was thrown. 4. Let’s say people had three feet. Would you have allowed a third shoe to fly unimpeded? 5. While the shoe...
crazyonyou: i don’t even get tea. its just hot smell water.
YOU COULD PUT THE FUCKING ADDRESS
ON THE LETTER OF REC FORM, YOU INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, YOU COCKSUCKERS.
Tomorrow I graduate.
With degrees in creative writing and visual culture. Last night I drank a bottle of Cook’s Spumante and Chuck’s Cider, and ate chocolate cookies. Friends and I watched three hours of E! television. (Tear it down.)
grassfights ... fights.
grassfights: My last final was just submitted. The statement: Define the notion of contemporary art. My response: A four page construct/thesis/proposal detailing me punching Jeff Koons in the neck. From all different means, with supporting arguements from Danto and Greenberg and artist’s statement. I submitted that as 50% of my grade for the semester. Needless to say, I have an A in the...
Best thing about Kanye's video for "Heartless"
is the smoke of his cigarette. the jefferson posters are pretty cool, too. I dunno. It’s tough to read into appropriation anymore.