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Honestly You Shouldn’t

June 25, 2015

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So many racist jokes get their start from an impression that some black names can make hilariously inconvenient homophones or onomatopoeia. Even John Updike named a young black man Tylenol in his final novel, I’m John Updike and 911 Just Happened So I’ll Be as Racist as I Wanna Get Terrorist. The funnier joke is […]

Double Consciousness: Escaping Mad Men

May 18, 2015

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Beat Valley‘s Lars Russell published an essay series on the television show Mad Men over at Loser City appearing after each episode of the show’s final half-season in 2015. Here are links to the individual articles.   Part 1: Everything’s Exactly the Same Weiner could end the series right here and that would be enough, […]

Ferguslie Park, by Tunnock McNulty

November 6, 2014

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[Editor’s Note: Tunnock McNulty sent a preview of this essay to KLF founder and performance art renegade Bill Drummond, “as he is known for his interests in psychogeography and the minutiae of pop histories.” Drummond, who also provided a foreword for McNulty’s book Fun Buggy in 2004, returned the following feedback … ] Sitting in […]

Multitudes

December 10, 2013

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i would ruin myself again for you, for love but no, i wouldn’t why donate?

The Cinema

August 2, 2012

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I had a hole in my pocket and two pieces of the earth fell out. One was a meteorite sold to me behind Amoeba Records by a man In Berkeley. He said it came from the site of a starfall in Arizona. The other was a bone from the creek in Austin. I went reaching […]

Question

February 14, 2011

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you know how speeches giving love such oft-corrupted figures as doves, roses, rays of sunshine make no clearer the matter than a zipper binds two ends of cloth in a closure you can’t rip apart or leave undone in error? imagine some well-intended maître d’, ardent, introducing specials while we slide our attention to satins […]

Leaking

November 28, 2010

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Everyone thinks I’m not patriotic. But I am a patriot. I’m an outright xenophobe, a minuteman. The problem is I come from the future. The future is my country. And the depraved mongrel present keeps climbing over the walls. To design is to protect what does not yet exist. Something has to get displaced, so […]