Generally speaking, working on a dissertation puts one a little out of the loop of popular culture and contemporary social trends. But when I decided to conduct my research in
The condition my condition is in was highlighted when I flushed two bucks down the drain to download the ridiculously horrible situation-comedy “The Return of Jezebel James.” I saw it mentioned briefly in the LA Times and thought to myself, “Well, Parker Posey and Claire from Six Feet Under… it can’t be that bad.” Of course, were I back in the States, I would have muttered to myself, “OK, Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose and I haven’t heard one thing about it… that spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E.”
Even Sergeant Frank Belson couldn't save it for me.
So now, I ask for your assistance, dear readers who have some sense of what’s what. The Ian Curtis (of Joy Division) biopic Control has wiggled its way into
Help! Feed me some buzz from outside Muscovy.
For those who need a corrective from the sappy sentimentalism at the bottom of my last post, for those wondering, “Is this the same Buster that mumbles about the irony of Historical Reason and goes on about hegemony and generally shrugs his shoulders at the idealistic yutes?” I present you with Loom of Ruin’s account of attending an Iraq War protest in
But dear god, don’t let me become Sam McPheeters.
p.s. if you didn't click that "condition my condition is in" link, you are totally missing out. Even if you did, you should do it again.