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Sunday, February 29, 2004
Yesterday, I ate a chicken teriyaki sub from Penn Station for the first time in months, and after weeks and weeks of the chicken teriyaki subs from Subway and Mallinckrodt, it's even better than I remember. While driving to get there, I encountered an auction in some hall in Brentwood, and after passing it, came back; I've never actually seen an auction before. It was pretty much as I expected: like a thrift store, but louder and faster. Here's the kicker, though - all of the auctioneers had blue denim dress shirts, white cowboy hats, and Minnesotan accents. It was a lot of boring kiddy/girly toys though, so I didn't buy anything. Last night, I went to the Jade Room with Becca, Merritt, and Phil, and had much fun. I've also been sampling things like mad, including a "Spiro T. Agnew Speaks Out" flexidisc sent to a guy in Kirkwood years ago by the Republican National Committee. I'm going to Cuba next Friday (yes, legally) and am excited. I am also seeing Ann Coulter next Wednesday, and am afraid of being chased by a mob with torches. Now I'm done writing.
Thursday, February 26, 2004
I have tasted death. After getting a strawberry Caribbean Creme™ smoothie from Bear Mart that tasted like old socks and Nutrasweet™, I proceeded to drink water from a cup that apparently still had the essence of week-old skim milk residue inside. I am currently trying to purge the taste with ginger ale and Spaghettios.
Some of the only real aspects of today's mainstream entertainment culture that I actually like are the innovative takes on hip-hop of Timbaland, the Neptunes (a little pedestrian, though), and those weirdos in OutKast, and everybody's blinding preoccupation with the youth culture of the eighties. It'd probably be better to create new and wonderful original things for the 2000s, but eh, I liked the '80s, too, so why not make the best of it? On that note, I urge you to listen to the Minibosses' guitar heroic takes on old Nintendo game soundtracks. In the meantime, kids, enjoy your He-Man, Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rehashes.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
"Liberals hate America, they hate 'flag-wavers,' they hate abortion opponents, they hate all religions except Islam (post 9/11). Even Islamic terrorists don’t hate America like liberals do. They don’t have that much energy. If they had that much energy, they’d have indoor plumbing by now."
-Ann Coulter, Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right

If by "America," "flag-wavers," "abortion opponents," and "all religions except Islam," she means "Ann Coulter," then she is absolutely correct. She's coming to speak at Wash U on March 3rd, and because of her incomprehensible popularity, and frankly, frightening perspectives, I feel like it's relevant enough that I should go...
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Popaganda, The Art and Subversion of Ron English

Just think about that one for a while.
Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Never again.
I hope that this makes you want to take a powerwalk and drink some Ovaltine.
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Wow, way for Wash U art/literary magazine Spires not to notify me that nothing I submitted got in. In other news, Cat Power is fantastic.
Sunday, February 08, 2004
According to the Journeys shoe store in West County Mall, if I wear a single pair of shoes for more than 6 months, my entire skeletal structure is at risk. I did not buy a new pair.
Saturday, February 07, 2004
What I'd really like to see is one of Keith Haring's round-headed human forms in a battle royale with the orange AOL Instant Messenger running guy. The Haring guy would obviously win for these reasons:
1. The AOL guy's punches would never connect.
2. AOL guy would keep falling down and then have to get back up.
3. Every once in a while, AOL guy would probably just kind of stand frozen in his tracks during battle.

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