“We are going to where scientists are and we are going to wantonly kiss them!” So said in anger. Someone take me there, please. The title is of course from Cheap Trick. My apologies. Hmm, perhaps one of my problems is that I find angry sexy, and especially sexy angry very sexy. Is this why […]
Monthly Archives: January 2007
What is Science Fiction?
(via) I am: Isaac Asimov One of the most prolific writers in history, on any imaginable subject. Cared little for art but created lasting and memorable tales. Which science fiction writer are you? Yeah, fuck you, Art! You owe me like $200! I’m sending 60-y.o. Rocky after you to break your thumbs! I would’ve been […]
A Night in the Museum for the Pursuit of Happyness?
Two films, both about the relation between adulthood and identity more generally, responsibility, careers and the contingencies of life. The Pursuit of Happyness is a sickening movie, possibly the most sickening thing I have ever seen. The dimension of the film about a fellow striving for a better life for himself and his son is […]
Derrida in Love
A play. For post-‘draft phd completion’. Looking forward to it. Thanks to James for the tip!! PS 43,000 words, cranking! Currently writing about the ‘mobile singularities’ of ‘pro-street’ ‘head turners’ in the ‘architecture of the spectacle’ of late-1980s street machining. (I made the decision to finish. So I will finish. Now, to be worthy of […]
Manilow in the Carpark
“Lebos, Greeks, and no Aussies…” I was interviewed for a story on the use of Barry Manilow music to discourage the use of local car parks in the Rockdale Council area, i.e. Brighton Le Sands, by groups of people in their cars. It was broadcast on SBS radio. Here is the MP3 and Real Audio. […]