A Christmas Message to Friends and Family

It feels like history is being made right now. People all over this country are putting together the puzzle pieces of oppression. People are realizing they have replaced meaning with tinsel-covered bullshit. When we choose one door—that of the shopping mall—the world is clean, sparkling, and smiling. When we choose the other—marching in the streets […]

my computer’s got a problem with me

Is this how everybody else deals with this? In this example, a climactic scene from AMC’s Breaking Bad, as viewed on netflix.   The medium is the message, after all, and the medium is inescapably this computer nowadays, and so, Emmet Otter sings to me from youtube. Fun fact: youtube offered to show us Emmet Otter’s […]

Was Ursula Le Guin speaking to anyone else directly last night?

Before the actual transcript of Le Guin’s speech was posted to the internet, scores of folks posted their CONTEXT/PERSONAL OPINION — QUOTE — CONTEXT/PERSONAL OPINION — QUOTE — CONTEXT/PERSONAL OPINION essay. The speech is awesome—more awesome than the 85-year-old pacific northwest legend flipping the bird/mic dropping scene that it was on the surface. Kind of. Here […]

Founding of the The Van Duzer Corridor’s Department of ’90s Studies

No appreciation of the Pacific Northwest’s culture is complete without a reasoned analysis of its cartoonish representation by the mainstream media; and no reasoned analysis of the Pacific Northwest’s cartoonish representation by the mainstream media is complete without a discussion of the ’90s. For this reason the Van Duzer Corridor announces its Department of ’90s Studies. […]

An open letter to the internet

Dear @muh_patriarchy, I would like to formally apologize for making snippy comments on pictures you posted to instagram.com last night. I was trying to show my brother the late-July #catsagainstfeminism response to the #womenagainstfeminism phenomenon that directly preceded it, and I was frustrated to see that the more recent posts were not clever feline anthropomorphisms, […]

Mr. Believefire/On the Reproduction of Capitalism/The divorced and childish fathers of the late 20th century

I generally feel alienated by most mainstream media: wronged, deprived of connection to my “culture,” lost and alone in a world of sexist mediocrity, etc. This feeling is different when I rewatch movies from my childhood. It’s worse. I connected to society with these movies. I formed my identity, decided who I was and would be […]