“Pimps and Killers—But in a Philanthropic Way”: ...
Those of you who know me personally and recall my intense dedication to the following essay may be wondering, “Why now?” Dollhouse is now long over, and it’s been nearly a year since I wrote this term paper about it for my Cyber Cultures seminar at Hunter. I suppose the motivation came from the book I’ve found myself immersed in (no pun intended) over the last few days,...
2011 Reading Challenge Complete!
Here’s the complete list of the 50 books I read in 2011. I’ll be keeping you up to date on my 2012 list! (The goal for the new year is 25, so I can fit in some longer reads.) 1. Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work, Tim Gunn, 2010 2. White Noise, Don DeLillo, 1985 3. The White Castle, Orhan Pamuk, 1998 4. Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride and Racial...
What I Can Do (PRONOUN, PRONOUN, MODAL, VERB)
I can diagram a sentence. I can map a language and do it with a smile. “To be or not to be?” Don’t tell me that’s not a question just because you can’t see all the words. I can dissect what you say, break it up, and make it poetry. Period. Crystal writes what she can do: “I brew strong coffee and break shit.” and I can break that down, start with...
Found Poem: "Still People Later in Time"
Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and/or lines (and consequently meaning), or by altering the text by additions and/or deletions. The resulting poem can be defined as either treated: changed in a profound and systematic manner; or untreated: virtually...
I believe the words “meat” and “treated with ammonia”...– Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw
Currently Watching: How-Does-She-Keep-Up? Edition!
Answer? I don’t know. ON AIR Glee, Season 3 The Next Iron Chef, Season 4 The Office, Season 8 Parks and Recreation, Season 4 Project Runway, Season 9 Top Chef, Season 9 OFF AIR Party Down, Season 2
ON AIR Glee, Season 3 The Office, Season 8 Parks and Recreation, Season 4 Project Runway, Season 9 OFF AIR Party Down, Season 1
Entertainment takes it as a given that I cannot affect it other than in brutish,...– Tom Bissell, Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
ON AIR Parks and Recreation, Season 3 OFF AIR Instant Star, Season 1 (second view)
I was charmed by his conversation, and despite its illusion of being rather...– Donna Tartt, The Secret History
With written words I can persuade, tease, seduce. My words are what make me...– Julie Powell, Cleaving
Indulgent Diversionary Reading
Confession time… This is the reason for my recent reading challenge lapse. To be fair, these are “books” I’ve read, for the most part, from cover to cover; they just don’t count toward my 50 for the year, obviously. Brides, July 2011 (and August 2011, not shown) Contemporary Bride: New York Edition, Summer 2011 Martha Stewart Weddings The Knot, Fall 2011 ...
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.– Dante Alighieri
This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on...– Don DeLillo, White Noise
I have often taken up a book, and have talked to it, and then put my ears to it,...– Olaudah Equiano
OFF THE AIR Angel, Season 4 (second view)
OFF THE AIR Angel, Season 3 (second view) Also following the corresponding reviews/recaps by Noel Murray at The Onion’s A.V. Club blog. No on-air prospects for a while! Now that Season 7 of The Office is over (ending on a cliffhanger that I found more unsatisfying than suspenseful) along with the bizarrely uneven Season 2 of Glee, it appears I have little to look forward to until...
NY Times: "The Web Means the End of Forgetting"... →
“how best to live our lives in a world where the Internet records everything and forgets nothing”
Writing Prompts: Temporary/Commitment
Relief You’re home and now I get that it was all just temporary— the temporary sting of tears on the Air Train after seeing you off, of a scrape on my toe you were too far to kiss of washing a pepper then rubbing my eye— and the sting is just fleeting because commitment means coming out of all the temporaries together.
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
ON THE AIR Glee, Season 2 The Office, Season 7 OFF THE AIR Angel, Season 2 (second view) Dollhouse, Season 1 (second view)
ON THE AIR Glee, Season 2 The Office, Season 7 Top Chef: All-Stars, Season 8 OFF THE AIR Angel, Season 1 (second view)
FOR CLASS Everyday Talk: Building and Reflecting Identities, Karen Tracy Exposing Prejudice: Puerto Rican Experiences Of Language, Race, And Class, Bonnie Urciuoli Discursive Practice in Language Learning and Teaching, Richard F. Young FOR PLEASURE Galatea 2.2, Richard Powers
Language is very difficult to put into words.– Voltaire