POSSIBLE ORIGINS OF THE ERASERHEAD BABY

Of the newborn which stars second to the titular Eraserhead, Jack Nance (who would later die with a crescent moon-shaped bruise around his eye): The most unlikely theory is that the entity was man-made, perhaps crafted with Play-Doh or papier-mâché and what can only be described as “movie magic” to match real skin and organs. … Continue reading POSSIBLE ORIGINS OF THE ERASERHEAD BABY

“PAY NOW, SUCKER”: WORKING AT THE COIN STORE

Congratulations on your tax return!  What do you want to spend that money on?  Instead of blowing it on something useless like canned food or firearms, why not spend it on something that will surely be useful when it all goes down, coins!  You check out the pawn shop but the only gold they sell … Continue reading “PAY NOW, SUCKER”: WORKING AT THE COIN STORE

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD IS GOING DOWN & IT’S TAKING YOU WITH IT

I’ve become like a psychotic sphynx. I want to kill because I can’t talk. -Hunter S. Thompson, letter to William Kennedy They told us to leave but bet they can't make us.  -Kid Rock, Cowboy 20 years from now nothing you own, or love, will be worth a goddamn thing. Bitcoin is the new God--it’s … Continue reading ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD IS GOING DOWN & IT’S TAKING YOU WITH IT

DISCOURSE AS HOME: AN ANALYSIS OF W.H. AUDEN’S “IN PRAISE OF LIMESTONE”

Despite the familiarity of the voice in W.H. Auden’s “In Praise of Limestone” (from the helpful instructiveness of “Mark these rounded slopes” to the gentleness of “my dear”)—the poem remains stubbornly enigmatic. As critic John Hildebidle has noted, “When Modernist syntax is most direct, the idea being expressed is often most complex ... the tone … Continue reading DISCOURSE AS HOME: AN ANALYSIS OF W.H. AUDEN’S “IN PRAISE OF LIMESTONE”

New Juche: Abjection, Location, Prostitution and the Unmasking of Western Culture

Obsoletion of Genre The Scottish writer New Juche moved to Southeast Asia from Edinburgh during the mid-2000s, in search of perversity and abandon. And if his books are any indication, he found what he was looking for. Abjection, cruelty, and sexual degradation — masturbation, prostitution, porn, and all the viscous fluids that flow from them … Continue reading New Juche: Abjection, Location, Prostitution and the Unmasking of Western Culture