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I stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger American story, that I owe a debt to all of those who came before me, and that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible.
--President Barack Obama's speech at the DNC on July 27, 2004.

A few months ago I posted a weeks-long rant on Facebook. Part of...
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This (backdated) blog entry is dedicated to Michael Adair-Kriz who, by tagging me on his blog, has forced me to update and update well. (And since it's backdated, I won't discuss the wonderful spring break week-long bed-in I just had with Tish or the motorcycle rides and awesome shows and hikes along the beach to where a stream plunges 500 feet over a...
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abracadabra:
"They schools can't teach us shit."..."The views that you see in the news is motherfucking propaganda."
I agree with the last paragraph and will add that all Art is a self portrait, whether you realize it or not.
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First of all, hats off to the Billboard Liberation Front for another fine action.

Four years ago I'd been in Houston for about three months and hated my life. I had left San Francisco just after Halloween to kick dope and apply to graduate school. The Shins' Chutes Too Narrow had come out recently and was in heavy rotation.

"Go back to your home...
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Tomorrow is the first day of classes, which means it's my first day teaching assistanting. (There is no good verb for that.)

Everyone's been axxing if I'm nervous. I'm really not, but I think it's because I don't really understand the challenges that lie ahead. (Ignorance is bliss...) Doot doot doot. La la la. It's like being the...
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Today I had some Hyphy Juice for some pick me up** and to indulge my new hobby--collecting cans/posters/promotional materials for local energy drinks. It all started when I noticed a poster for Hunid Racks in my San Francisco neighborhood. That's right, my 'hood has it's own damn energy drink--how you like me now? Naturally, my only option was to take the...
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abracadabra:
I once watched 8 hrs. of Kieslowski at a film festival showing his Decalogue series with Q and A after each. Thoroughly enjoyable although I was delirious afterwards.
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Hilarious commercial #1. Oh yeah. I remember those days. Carpooling to school with Jocasta from next door. BMX ramps and cardboard boxes in the driveway for break-dancing. "I'm not the Herb you're looking for." BK buttons that read "I'm not Herb." Of course, things would only get worse in the 90s. (Commercials 1a and 1b, for those who are interested.)

This is...
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wildswan:
Man, are you crazy?! You like life on the edge? What?

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[T]he most important essential characteristic of the novel that arises out of its structure, out of the combination of narrative and length, is that it is inherently political...Inevitably, the subject of any novel comes to be the coexistence of the protagonist and his group...The narrative, and therefore the logic, of the protagonist's relationship to the group must express some explicit or...
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lorelei:
thanks for the movie recommendations, i'll check them out! good quotes you have there.
subrosa:
That article was excellent. Thank you.