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imma be, imma be, imma imma bourgeoisie (or not)

April 27, 2010


okay, so off the bat, I want to acknowledge that “bourgeoisie” is a pretty loaded term, with a good amount of variance in meaning to different people. I also want to acknowledge that “bourgeoisie”┬áis one of those words that, along with “hegemony,” “jejune,” and “undie-run,” college graduates use to prove that they went to college. […]

return to sender

April 18, 2010


for some reason or another, I recently came across a clip of Nancy Kerrigan right after she had been attacked (here’s a video. skip ahead to about 1:55). she cries “why?” and “why me?” over and over again. it’s uncomfortable and sad. it’s also just a tiny bit funny, but maybe only because we know […]

a framework for our days

March 15, 2010


Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery any more. Your mind will be punched in a card and shut away in […]

quantitative comparison practice set

January 30, 2010


1. x = current ability to solve supposedly algebra-level math Column A x / years since you passed AP Calculus like a pro Column B x / debilitating fear of complete ineptitude A) The quantity in Column A is greater. B) The quantity in Column B is greater. C) The quantities are equal. D) The […]

lent and me

February 28, 2009


Am I really all the things that are outside of me? Would I complete myself without the things I like around? these are the first two official lines of a song called “taste” from animal collective’s latest album, merriweather post pavilion. my overarching thought about this widely praised album is basically that it’s as musically […]

metaphors and boxes

April 30, 2008


I picked up a seashell To illustrate my homelessness But a crab crawled out of it Making it useless And all my metaphors fell flat Down on the rocks where we sat She asked where are you at? – “The Opposite of Hallelujah” – Jens Lekman I like words. I like reflection. I like being […]

the gap

March 30, 2008


the gap. the space between the have and the haven’t. Now my friends, I am opposed to the system of society in which we live today, not because I lack the natural equipment to do for myself but because I am not satisfied to make myself comfortable knowing that there are thousands of my fellow […]