My local radio’s top 7 for the week. It’s like I moved to Berlin or something: You Gold Panda 2Shake the Shackles Crystal Stilts 3Arena Suuns 4I Want More More Red Pens 52 forms of anger Brian Eno 6Our Love Is A Mighty Fortress Grant Cutler � 7Poor Animal Zola Jesus *I went to their website ‘cuz I wanted to download this American-Water-esque Fresh & Onlys song...
MY NIGHTMARE LECTURE
“Derrida Meets the Demon-Baboon: Leroux�s *Balaoo* and the Paleontological Imaginary of Crime” In 1911, a year before the first *Tarzan* installment appeared in America, the popular French daily *Le Matin* published Gaston Leroux�s * Baloo*, the lurid tale of a murderous ape-man brought to France from the Javanese jungle. My talk reads this story of civilization and...
Hoarders is on Netflix Instant. That's all.
Hold on — there’s all this flesh on you.– Lost man to dog in re-enactment on I Shouldn’t Be Alive, just before he drains the dog’s blood and drinks it and then eats it.
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pedagogy of the oppressor; or, the wife gave...
Me: Wow, they all obeyed your authority?!
Me: Does that make you want to abuse it?
Just to continue this train of thought, I invented/discovered the best way to catch a plagarizer...
I wrote her a note at the end of her paper that said, "I can't give you a grade until you come to my office." In the office, I gave her a quiz and asked her to fill it out. "I won't give you a grade on it," I said. "I'm just doing a study."
The quiz was made up of vocabulary words / terms in the essay which had seemed too big and complicated and theoretical for the student to understand. Dichotomy. Culturally static. I just asked for each word's definition, colloquially, as she'd define it. Taking the quiz, she couldn't define half of the words, didn't know what they meant. "Do you know why I'm giving you this quiz?"
a weird thing about my cat for the caternet
If I’m doing homework past 11 in the living room, it stares at me with totally open eyes like a crazy person waiting for when it’s okay for us to go to bed. Then, when I get up to go to bed, it follows me, and as I move around the pillows it sits down beside the bed waiting for when I arrange them before it jumps up onto the bed. MY CAT IS BASICALLY A HUMAN PERSON.
Making fun of college students is literally the...
I was nervous whenever he was over. “Pleeeaaaase don’t sit out here,” I said, when I saw him out on the sofa like that a second time. I had gone out to the kitchen to steal Perrier and had come out to find him there, an argyle sock toeing the Eames lamp. He was skimming a Russian edition of some novel. I knew he had only taken Russian 1. Russian 2 was one of the 8.30 languages, and he had dropped...
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more brilliance from choire
marcthesharc: adrianeq: I am happy to be in an MFA program where we can all attend, drink beers in, and thoroughly enjoy Morning Glory without any sarcasm about the enterprise. It is Network meets Glenn Close in The Paper meets Devil Wears Prada. Mwah! auto-The Paper-reference-reblog. didn’t know anyone else under the age of 50 had seen that one. Um, WHAT? If there are any people at all...
I am happy to be in an MFA program where we can all attend, drink beers in, and thoroughly enjoy Morning Glory without any sarcasm about the enterprise. It is Network meets Glenn Close in The Paper meets Devil Wears Prada. Mwah!
No! TINY FURNITURE will NEVER come to Minneapolis!... →
trying present tense day
“Well you know,” he says – he works here, manages a small operation overseeing… it’s not important. “Can I take you for a drink?” “It’s eleven in the morning,” I say, then look down. “My toes.” He shrugs. We go to Hornig’s.The ayi gives me a pair of flip-flops for seven kwai which I wear out, holding my shoes in my hand. But the road dust gets on the wet polish, and I realize it was fated....
“Do you have a secret persona?” “Well, yeah. I’m working on a book which is a first person narrative about a person that’s like me but different than me because she’s had a boyfriend before.” — DDD
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 Exclusive: Union Starts Picketing ‘Biggest Loser’ Fifty crew members walk off Wednesday’s shoot; the group is demanding a union contract for the reality show with pension and health benefits. via THR
This seems really good
JOHN BALDESSARI: MOVIE SCENARIOS Screening of Films & Videos by John Baldessari Introduction by the artist Please join EAI for a special event with John Baldessari: Saturday, November 20, 2010 6:30 pm Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor New York, NY 10011 www.eai.org Admission $ 7.00 / Students $ 5.00 RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: Seating...
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ONLY THE BEST SCHEDULE EVER
1. Plot & Suspense 2. Advanced Painting 3. Squash/Raqetball I am on campus three days a week — Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
If I make $900 dollars / week for 10 weeks and... →
OH MY GOD WHAT CLASSES SHOULD I TAKE HOW HAVE I NOT DONE THIS YET “ANSC 3141 Advanced Dairy Judging” OH MY GOD WAIT I AM TAKING SQUASH / RACQUETBALL BECAUSE I WANT TO ENTER THIS ELITE CIRCLE
I would buy the Chelsea hotel for you because I read, you know, it’s up for sale. But I need to write for some stimulus funds. I mean— they would give us money for this, they should. ***(Reformatted gChat dialogue w/ Lane)
Guys! The poor hot person who the Millionaire chooses this week on Millionaire Matchmaker is from Greenpoint! And he REJECTS THE MILLIONAIRE!
The Doree Chronicles: On growing the fuck up. →
dearcoketalk: In a recent post you said “One other thing, please get rid of the notion that one perfect, magical unicorn of a soulmate is going to come along and provide you with all of your emotional, intellectual, and physical needs.” My question is if you find yourself having this… But wait! Wait! This is the best part: Finally, you need to plow through enough guys to realize that...
The final demolition order – which would give him 20 days to move out – could arrive any day, Ai said, but in the meantime he is planning to hold a farewell party at the studio on Sunday “to celebrate its life and death”. Guests will be treated to hundreds of river crabs – a much-loved Shanghai delicacy, but importantly a delicacy whose name is a homonym for...
Outside the Chelsea on Friday afternoon, a waiter... →
OMG EL QUIJOTE = BEST PLACE IN NEW YORK STILL ALIVE FROM THE MEMOIRS OF ALL THE DEAD PEOPLE. READ THIS AND WEEP. THANKS, LEON!
Bummer. And I thought living in Al Franken's State...
Now living in a red state. Sort of. A stunner: State GOP wins both House and Senate
The rent was $45 a month. →