Stuff that Bourgies Like

Social stratification in the US is somewhat different that in Australia. There are not the same stratifications to the labour divisions. In an Australian context most of the observations made about what white people like on this relatively new blog should also be made about bourgies. Perhaps a similar class inflected version of the observations […]

steve martin: you had to be there

Comedian Steve Martin has a piece in the Smithsonian (via BB) in which he discusses the mechanics of humor in terms of the affective tension and (non)release of this tension. He describes what is literally the management (affective modulation) of what Deleuze and Guattari (following Bateson) call a plateau of intensity. In a college psychology […]

revolutionary notes

I shall resume quasi-normal blogging shortly, but for now… A man bought an iPod from a Wal-Mart. It was a Christmas gift for his daughter. When she opened it, it didn’t contain an iPod. It contained a note, set in ransom-letter type, that read: “Reclaim your mind from the media’s shackles. Read a book and […]