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crispy
Interests: anarchism, puritanism, destruction of the existing putrid social order
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trump's un speech, threatening north korea with total annihilation could possibly be strategic. so say the us was really hinting that china had better remove the nk regime (cf entry a couple down). if china really was contemplating a nuclear... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at cheese it, the cops!
this week's splice: no reason to force people to bake cakes for gay weddings Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at cheese it, the cops!
i'm spliced today (well, yesterday) arguing against 'generations,' kabooming boomers, xing out xers, tc. the schtick will be familiar to long-time readers of this blog. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
john ashbery is all gone, but he left us an epic pile of suck, or, really, a big bucket of meaninglessly juxtaposed words.. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
this week for splicetoday: is it okay to watch football? Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
obviously, every 'military' approach to north korea looks impossible or disastrous. this is the only regime-change scenario i can picture: u.s. and south korea, perhaps with a un nod, approve an extremely sudden invasion and annexation of north korea by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
my splicecolumn this week declares brad paisley to be the king of country music. really, seriously, the man can play. just a couple of examples of range on the guitar: Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
here's a bonus splicetoday column on the death of free expression in contemporary america. it's the one thing that left and alt right can really agree on. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
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[how donny did the eclipse] alright, i'm going to tell you, guiltily, what i like about trump, why i keep returning to a seemingly sympathetic tone, or why i sometimes 'relate,' though i utterly reject his politics. on the charlottesville... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
what disturbs me more than anything about the current situation is that the left and the alt right seem to agree that free speech = fascism and white supremacism. that's ironic, etc, but it certainly portends disaster for the future... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
sorry about slow blogging. i'm not missing everything, however, in this wild and woolly period. real-time political commentary has basically moved to my weekly column on the world's liveliest website, splicetoday (today: political idolatry and iconoclasm, on confederate memorials and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
people who regard themselves as journalists came out of this weekend thinking that the main news story on charlottesville is what the president didn't say. this obsession with the presidency and cult of leadership is so stupid on so many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
we're all footnotes to plato, and that really sucks. this month, the greek wise guy has undergone induction into the suck hall of fame, joining the likes of bruce nauman john ashbery the beatles ludwig wittgenstein kevin spacey bruce spingsteen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
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true, true, i'm in the wall street journal today, writing about donald trump and styles of presidential mannishness. the wsj has been infiltrated by judith-butler-style gender theory, for one thing. we've really had some busters. it's been great to write... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
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this week in splicetoday: oh no! we lost the war on vulgarity. man events swamp columns these days. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
second part of a very lively and substantive discussion with dan kaufman about 'entanglements.' Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
as you know, i've come up with a simple solution for cultural appropriation: just avoid the words or aesthetic products of minority and oppressed groups. (or it would be simple, if figuring who belongs to what groups were simple). now... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
me talking to dan kaufman on sophia & meaningoflife.tv. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
one thing about 'science': surprisingly, the word seems to turn off all critical reasoning faculties. but of course you have to like the conclusion; then any argument is a good enough argument, as in this tissue of strange fallacies by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
watcha listenin to, crispy? zz ward's new album the storm. she will sell millions, or at any rate she ought to. (that fantastic negrito is fantastic.) alright, first off, i love the genre location: i'd call it roots pop. there... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
me in splicetoday this week, searching for the free world. america's 'leadership' is based on two things: the size of our economy and the power of our military. let justin trudeau rule narnia with the iron fist of love. meanwhile,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
christ did i actually fuck up the name throughout?
perhaps donny's greatest accomplishment is revealing by provocation the bizarre, contradictory, and above all subservient ways that his opponents think about politics. check this showcase of fallacies, contradictions, and fantasies by the emotionally shattered yet sneeringly superior lawrence o'donnell. first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
people who have freaked on trump for ragging mika apparently haven't noticed that she, like many others in the msm, has been hurling brutal but unimaginative and profoundly repetitive personal insults at trump for many months. (that's my splce column... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!
the astonishing henry thoreau, from 'a plea for captain john brown': This event [the raid at Harper's Ferry] advertises me that there is such a fact as death,--the possibility of a man's dying. It seems as if no man had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at cheese it, the cops!