Friday, January 31, 2014
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Haven't had an art post here, for some while...
Haven't gotten out to look at any, honestly.
Haven't thought about it much, really.
Anyway, I stumbled across this guys work the other day.
I like it a lot.
Hot buttons pushed, perhaps.
Language, appropriation, cultural commentary.
More over here...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
A word from our sponsors...
Oh, who am I kidding?
There are no sponsors here.
There is nothing but a gaping void of banality.
Dumb posts and reposts. Meaningless sniveling and drivel.
Again and again, day after mind numbing day.
An endless slog of vapid internet nonsense, posted for an audience that doesn't exist.
So much fucking bullshit...
Where was I?
Who needs one?
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
So, you know I like words, language, linguistics and all that kind of stuff.
It fascinates me, the way it shifts and develops over time, for one thing.
The way new words enter into our lexicon particularly fascinates me.
At the same time, you may have read me ranting about what I am gonna call word-humping...
When there is a new word bandied and suddenly I spot it a hundred different places. As if writers or reporters are just racing to not be the last person to use the cool new word somebody else drug out to seem extra on the tip.
My last observation of this phenomenon was with food writers and unami. It seemed to be in every food article I read a month back, but no where three months ago, unless you were some sorta sushi addict.
This week, I see scrum every where. The goddamned red carpet at the Golden Globes was described as a scrum, in one article I glanced over. Even the entertainment writers are desperate to work the word scrum into their copy.
Seriously, is the average Walmart mom looking for deets on the Golden Globes down with the definition of fucking scrum?
Take a knee here, writer types.
Settle down on the scrum action, huh?
(In case you aren't familiar with what a scrum is, go here.)
Monday, January 13, 2014
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Friday, January 10, 2014
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I am not even sure why Dakar is still in the fucking name...
The race is now on a completely different continent, gosh darn it.
Anyway, it is that time a year, big rally race time.
You can have your bowl games named after fatty foods, I am more into this.
Unfortunately, coverage of the Paris-(not)Dakar is scant.
The whole premise is straight crazy, even though they have moved the course out of active war zones.
Perhaps that is why I appreciate it...