Archive for December, 2011

Friday, December 30th, 2011

wash teeth if any: or welcome, End Times

so 2011, you’ve been a good year. a very good year, really. if i were a Sinatra, ripe with mellifluous tones and suave Rat Pack suits, this would be the “very good year” of song and story. screw seventeen. high school graduation and cheap alcool are only so much to croon about; thirty-nine was actually […]

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Saturday, December 24th, 2011

’twas the night before Christmas

see, it can be hard work being a believer in our house. questions, questions all the time. but you gotta give the kid credit for trying. if you celebrate tonight, Merry Christmas. if you don’t, but you hear some reindeer tonight who might be looking for food, send ’em our way. Oscar’s got ’em covered.

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Monday, December 19th, 2011

the war on Christmas: on privilege and presents

last week, in the midst of going on about class and education on the theoryblog, i waded blindly into a Twitter fracas about privilege. i was befuddled. i’ve noticed lately that people seem to reaaaaally dislike the idea of privilege. as in, violently resent it. and possibly want to throw tomatoes at it. (not to […]

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Friday, December 9th, 2011

the bungalow

“There is no escape. You can’t be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter […]

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