Thanksgiving Is Ruined
January 31, 2006
(but most of these are on-line anyway)
items recent caught in the mental sink trap from the flow of paper past my eyeballs:
Tears in my eyes, I placed the Star Spangled Banner over the burning coals. Soon, it was completely aflame, red-white-and-blue consumed in a blistering blaze of orange.from the Winter '06 LiP Magazine. I took the above essay at face value until I realized it was written by Neal Pollack.
Look around you, Mikvah. Empty lives, wallets overflowing.by Gary Shteyngard (.pdf), from the very cool inaugural issue of Guilt & Pleasure
Infringement of caste rules of vocation could lead to expulsion; thus a Chamar (shoe maker) had to remain a Chamar all his life. If he tried to become a Kumar (potter) or Darji (tailor) he was in danger of being expelled from the Chamar caste and obviously under the caste rules he would not be admitted into any other caste in spite of his having the knowledge of any other vocation.Ursula Huws, writing on occupational identity, and (in part) quoting Sudheer Birodkar, in the Jan. 2006 Monthly Review
Modern research has shown Nuremberg rallies were actually inspired by Harvard pep rallies. But that is another story.the very cool David Graeber, whose Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology (.pdf) has a bit reprinted in the winter issue of First of the Month