Monthly Archives: September 2013
Some of us are still waiting to happen.
No matter how much play they get, they are all talk in the end.
The old man at the library started yelling at me for sitting next to him when so many other seats were available. Do you think I care who sits next me? I demanded—a split second before seeing his fear that he could disturb no one.
Pseudo-individuation and strategic branding are connected by the narcissism of non-existent differences.
I realize that the house of language will never be as tidy as I’d like it to be. But I’m not going to stop sweeping the floor just because I’m going to have to sweep it again.
One working for a good reputation is ready take credit even where it is not exactly deserved.
A good-sized audience consists of more than one and less than every one.
Way back when, “objective” norms disguised domination as right. More recently, “subjective” choice disguises domination as freedom.
The practice of interpreting “minority” literatures in light of “minority” cultures is now common. This hermeneutic is indefensible unless “majority” literatures are subjected to the same indignity of reductionism.
Mixed Martial Arts undo that delicate sublimation of aggressiveness achieved by traditional martial arts.