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Month: April 2007

Us v. Them

Us v. Them

Matthew and Mac do to some measured analysis of the blog fracas stemming from the Mike Daisey incident. Mike receives a perceptive take on the incident itself from old friend and the discussion at Scott’s blog examines the event in a similar vein. Gut reactions are natural, but this is where the conversation belonged from the beginning. Meanwhile, there’s now also a copycat stalker, Floyd, for Mike Daisey to track down and give a talking to. What Mike Daisey tapped…

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Giant Rat! I’d buy that for a dollar!

Giant Rat! I’d buy that for a dollar!

Photo by Joe Nickell author of Sideshow! Bobby Reynolds’s spiel outside the Giant Rat tent set up at Coney Island was pure hype. “Gigantic rat! Humongous rat! One hundred pound rat! Straight from the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia! More feared than a sniper’s bullet!” After paying the dollar admission and entering the tent, instead of confronting the fearful beast described in Bobby’s shtick, the audience was presented with a very non-rat-like creature, peacefully munching on a bale of hay….

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Keep Your SASE

Keep Your SASE

Christine Chun displaying word No. 1262 in Shelley Jackson’s Skin The grrlz all now have a tattoo at the base of their spine. The vogue is a midriff-exposing top and low-riding jeans. The thong rises out of the back of the jeans almost as pedestal to display the art. Fashion is fascist the tattoo says as much about the dead eye of desire reading the display as it does about the playwright marketing his work. I’ve been spoiled I guess….

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