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Tina
October 31, 2011, 5:35 pm
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This is Tina Turner, eye-shadow a little smudged, more than a little drunk, cornering you at a party. Sure at first you are like “Jesus Tina! I’m trying to have a good time here”. But once her man walks down the aisle with another girl—You Are There. Especially after he says “Tina darling, even though we are apart, I’m going to always reserve a spot in the corner of my heart”. WTF is UP with dudes who do this huh?  And then when Tina is really wailing, well all you can do is cry. And get her another drink. Cuz I mean really.

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so it is christmas
December 16, 2008, 12:22 am
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I remember copying out the text below while I was in college. It is from an introductory essay in a large coffee table book on the artwork of Barbara Kruger. It is a shade hyperbolic, yet perhaps not. In either case it amuses me. And the holidays are upon us now for better or worse.

Mental notes in the houseware department of Wal-mart. Yes. Wal-Mart. You can get anything you want at Wal-Mart. The fact that you want it already means you are already dead. Last Christmas I had an epiphany at Wal-mart. No. That’s a little grand…It was two weeks before Christmas. Each department in Wal-Mart had its own Muzak system blaring Christmas carols, and each department manager apparently, had decided to program a different medley of carols. And as you walked through Wal-Mart, these competing festive audios melted together into a completely dissonant sour, even terrifying mélange, as if Stockhausen had decided to do a Christmas album, you know something, it was perfect, it was almost art, and no one in Wal-Mart seemed to notice they were being subtly encouraged to go home and commit suicide.



Pork Sandwich is Love
August 10, 2006, 12:44 am
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Every time I visit Ecuador I tend to get up early a couple times a week and accompany my Aunts and Grandfather to his clinic just to eat pork sandwiches as a late breakfast, in fact depending on what I eat tonight for dinner I am considering going again tomorrow morning.

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The clinic never changes.

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I went with my aunt Judy to artist Manuel Ucarte’s studio. He gives studio classes on the side for money. My aunt and her friend are taking lessons from him. Manuel was muy buena gente.  His wife made very nice eucalyptus tea and served really delicious fresh papaya.

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