Cartel of Defiance

cartel of defiance (noun): 1. In medieval combat, a formal declaration, delivered by herald, of a combatant's intention to fight and refusal to submit. 2. An electronic assemblage of engaged and enraged citizens. 3. An intertextual mode of reading, writing, and thinking that puts the current political, cultural, and personal moment in dialogue with text/art from the past in counterargument to the ahistorical Memory Hole into which America seems to have slipped.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

all work and no play

here's donny!
"Here's Donny! In His Defense, a Show Is Born," NYTimes, 4.19.06

here's johnny!
"Here's Johnny!" The Shining (1980)


Blogger wg said...

It's Kubrick Week here at Cartel. I've got a "Clockwork Orange" one in the pipeline. Still working on "Barry Lyndon"...

11:33 AM  
Blogger &y said...

1. At the NYTimes link: "The appearances have been layered with the verbal flair, acerbic wit and defiant touches that Mr. Rumsfeld has made his trademark."

Much as I'd like to, it's hard to scream with a throat full of vomit.

2. Among the other things I've learned this fine week: I've must put Full Metal Jacket on the netflix list. Never seen it.

3. Good luck with the Clockwork Orange post, wg. You have a fine, observant, elastic mind--and I'm rooting for you--but I just don't see how you're going to find anything in that movie that's relevant to the post-9/11 world. (Yes, I just told you to bring it on.)

11:58 AM  
Blogger wg said...

Yarbles! Great bolshy yarblockos to you, &y. I'll meet you with chain or nozh or britva anytime. I'm not having you aiming tolchocks at me reasonless. It stands to reason, I won't have it.

On it will be brung... :-)

12:24 PM  
Blogger &y said...

Hilarious. I am a bastard with no manners.

Dept. of Repressed False-Memory Therapy: Thank you! Until just now, I'd completely forgotten about a (rejected) script I once pitched for my college sketch-comedy cell, A Bit of the Old Ultraconservativism. I doubt the details were all that funny or insightful, but the title still makes me smile. It's nice to remember things.

1:29 PM  

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