Part the First, in which my parents try various house ales:
here are some rushdie bits from last night, when I went with my parents to see him speak, copied from my question card. i'm not sure how i feel about most of it.:
+ "You can lead a whore to culture but you can't teach her to think." (re: Paris Hilton)
+ journalistic/naturalistic prose fails (is insufficient) b/c it can't meet/describe the strangeness of the current world
+ there is a kind of East at war with a kind of West
+ XXXhott bigot-on-bigot actionXXX
+ an ethic of impurity (mongrelization = symbiosis)
+ puritanism = the overwhelming fear that someone somewhere might be happy
+ orthodox Islam = "atrophy of intellectualism" by virtue of relying on Qur'an as literal truth w/o revision, although if it is to be taken literally, and god is larger than human characteristically (as the alternative would be demeaning to god), how can a linguistic acct be the true 'word' (vs translation)
+ "had it not been not funny, it would have been quite funny" (re: fatwa)*
+ we are a language animal; we use stories to tell ourselves what kind of creature we are
+ bordered on the canine
+ get religious on their ass
*i want to use "re: fatwa" as much as possible
Part the Second, in which justin sends me gems of the gaming world, and in which i again doubt my gaming ability in light of the need for 'strategy,' even in lands of drawn cars:
Part the Third, in which um um um i envy others' work ethic (this is a story from adam re: baltimore is reads)
This morning I threw a poem in the trash heap along a chain-link fence and thought, "Well that makes sense."
for some reason blogger won't let me link to the site. it's just baltimoreisreads.com.
Part the Fourth, in which it is declared that bender is back on the market after a brief foray, but wishes there was a way to meet people in writing that wasn't the internet. ryan says there used to be something like that in the dc paper. also in Part the Fourth it is recounted that an extremely endearing student began to put hand sanitizer all over his feet in the middle of math class. job = teh c00l.
bender is back on the market after a brief foray, but wishes there was a way to meet people in writing that wasn't the internet. ryan says there used to be something like that in the dc paper. an extremely endearing student began to put hand sanitizer all over his feet in the middle of math class. job = teh c00l.