Leaving Sweden…

The thought of going through US customs terrifies me. A quick calculation comes up with the rough figure of one polemic per week posted somewhere on the Net denouncing the current Refrain of the Right-eous… Am I going to get totally reamed in customs? Has my name appeared on some terror squad hitlist? And I […]

‘Sequels’ paper

The paper is ‘finished’. By that I mean it has been submitted for the PhD level course I am doing in Sweden. I realised my paper was testing the internal thresholds of the ‘essay’ medium in its attempted becoming-book. I had to discipline it through a code of spatialised scholarly convention. My argument was not […]

Sequel’s paper is cranking

I have been doing some research on the Matrix franchise as it is my prime example of a series of ‘sequels’ that are not so much the the mimetic reproduction of a series of attributes, but a series of repeated differences that make each its own example or simulation. This includes the three movies the […]

Team America, ‘fuck yeah’ or ‘get fucked’?

US Narcissism: ‘Pimp the World‘ The real puppets in Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s latest effort are the right and left of politics. The flick is a comical polemic (or polemical comedy??) that allegedly sticks the boot in to the patriotic neo-cons and F.A.G liberals. Instead it sticks the boot into politics as an institution. […]