Found The Moviegoer for a half buck at a thrift store. Had forgotten just how damn brilliant Walker Percy could be.
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Making Out at Rick Santorum Appearances
dagseoul: I really like the idea people engaged in what are traditionally defined as transgressive relationships will begin attending Rick Santorum appearances to publicly display their affection for their partners. What a fabulous way to protest a bigot and his biggest fans. I hope this catches on.
Sports as Effed-up Narrative →
Apropos my previous post. Thanks to my brother Matt for his tireless duty on Deadspin-watch.
That Guy Who Used to Work for Prudential?
In countries where modern civilization has become fully developed, a new class of petty bourgeois has been formed, fluctuating between proletariat and bourgeoisie and ever renewing itself as a supplementary part of bourgeois society. The individual members of this class, however, are being constantly hurled down into the proletariat by the action of competition, and, as modern industry...
It's So Effing Wet
New Mexico seems like heaven right about now.
Meanwhile, in the Real World
Spent some time sharing my considerable retail experience with an acquaintance. He just qualified for unemployment and wants to keep it until it runs out. In the process of putting in applications to keep his benefits, he was called in for an interview. He wanted to know how to keep from getting offered a job without obviously “tanking” the interview (which would lose him the...
I am hard put to find something to say to people who still think libertarianism...– Bob Black, in “The Libertarian as Conservative” (1984), published in The Abolition of Work and Other Essays (1986) Empirically crying. (via machistado)
Job Creators and Class Warfare
The American right continually reacts with disgust when accused of class warfare, trying instead to refocus the blame on their accusers. Yet, over and over again, they enthusiastically embrace the “job creators” tag, and talk about making things “better” for “job creators” (i.e., clearing away any governmental hindrance for any of their desires - even those not...
Chris Hedges' reactionaryism really brings me...
dagseoul: well, that people hang on his every word is what brings me down.
World Peace & The Malice at the Palace; or, We are...
Grantland has a great post by Jonathan Abrams about The Malice at the Palace … essentially a collection of thoughts by several of those who were there and (more or less) directly involved with the fracas. One of the big takeaways is that the Malice was a fairly common NBA scenario that ran totally out of control because of the unusual volatility of one of the main participants (Ron Artest,...