Tuesday, April 14, 2009



That was fun.


Monday, April 13, 2009

A New Low!

After about two straight hours of Nirvana youtube videos, I didn't think it was possible. And yet!

finely ground espresso + mug + boiling water on top + dash of milk= stupid American's Turkish coffee.

in my efforts to not wake up the sleeping dudes on my couch, this seemed the obvious solution. instead i woke them up and now have black teeth.

t minus 36 hours to thesis, reason to go on

.... anybody?

xo, xr,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009





PAC, 3:31 am

am i a css major?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

ninja that shit

Master Splinter says:

Will, my son, it is the way of the ninja to use Scooby Doo quotes in your thesis.

what does it mean if i found the perfect quote to sum up my thesis-- its themes, theories and motifs-- even to the point where maybe i'll even use it as a chapter title, or at the very least on one of the inside pages before the introduction, so it's almost the first thing you see.. but that the quote happens to be:

"what would a ghost from outerspace want with yesterday's   newspaper?"

-fred, from scooby-doo





Friday, April 3, 2009

t minus 11 days to thesis; reason to go on

tonight's tally
thesis pages written: 0
emails written to will and cara about nirvana: 7

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

more prtyz

topiary party!
this is a little in-joke for yourself. blow a couple hundred on shrubs and cut them into dinosaurs, then invite friends over to celebrate your new vocation. the key is to stay sincere while your guests wonder if you've lost it. you'll chuckle to yourself, but after a while you'll wonder if you really are crazy. this can be reworked with lapidary, vexillology, terrarium-making, etc.

WASP party, or: tiny deaths of the soul party
"this cake is sinful, allison. i'm supposed to be no-carb but i'm cheating. have you seen the langs recently? they just redid ollie's study. they had a little get-together. i was surprised you missed it. this music is so unusual, is it brazilian?"

have i shown you this youtube video party
this is like a tupperware party, but less talkative and physical. psychadelics/downers welcome. no laptop no entry.

Monday, March 30, 2009

roll call

i fixed the clock on our blog. now i want to know: is anyone else still awake? & desiring coffee?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bated breath

R. Crumb has finished his graphic novel version of Genesis! Too bad my thesis was not actually about this. http://www.crumbproducts.com/

just because it's trite doesn't mean it isn't true

Thursday, March 26, 2009

wait a minute...


So I have recently come back to my academic writing after a long and unpopular flirtation with screenwriting, and I am verily reminded of the fact that I have never made sense in college. I blame myself, but also the language which with I am supposed to write. I thought it could be a nice idea to list all the words that Word says you spelled wrong but you know you didn't.

i.e. locational, gentrifier, boosterist, reurbanization, romanticization, consolidationalist, suburbanization, ethnicized

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"what are the signs of the end times?"

i just addressed an email to "pierre bourdieu" instead of writing a paragraph about him. 
well, doesn't HE look cozy.

Monday, March 23, 2009

And now..

back to my thesis:

for Dan/Andrea

dan: proof that t-pain's career has the potential to go everywhere and nowhere at once. 

unfortunately t-pain doesn't jizz in his pants on this one, and the dudes have clearly sacrificed some content in lieu of impressive melodic reproductions of every other song out there in the pitch correction universe,  but whateverr

blame it the dexexexexexedrine?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

happy saturday!

more party ideas!

body painting / fake irony party
"ha, whatever, it's not like this is about boobies - we're way too evolved to care about boobies, but we'll go to any lengths to taunt the squares." (BONER)

steam room freakout party
this involves the freeman athletic center, hallucinogens, one of those "scary halloween" soundtracks, and pretty serious douchebags for friends.

postponed surgery party
if you have surgery coming up, postpone it and have a party instead!

malevolent forces of god and nature party
stand on the edge of a high place with your arms outstretched for 24  hours, come rain or come shine or come strong gusts of wind. not much of a party, but i'm doing it tonight!

Only better?

Just like nevver.com!


I just had an incredible intellectual breakthrough! I was trying to write about the paradoxically conditional and yet exclusive "relationship" between God and his people but accidently wrote felationship.

felationship (n.) -- the state of affairs between those having relations whereby one person fellates the other creating a marked, if tenuous, social bond.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


you guys, what happens to this blog come april 14? leah and shayna are clearly pushing for a fuck my thesis food blog metamorphosis, and i also have some ideas, including but not limited to "fuck my job search." i now present to you the theme song for our future:

is it too audacious to quote him ("i'm workin on my future, why you need to know my history") on my resume?


I bring you,

 Pierre Herme.

Spring Fever

Talk about food porn:
(from doriegreenspan.com, a generally respectable site where the author mostly talks about baking dainty cookies. something is in the air.)

"...I discovered myself playing with a vanilla bean when what I was supposed to be doing was cooking with it. The bean was beautiful.  It was long and slender, but plump enough to squeeze, moist, but wrinkly and, as soon as I touched it, my fingers carried its scent.  What I needed to do was slice the bean in half lengthwise and release the inner seeds -- and I would -- but what I found myself doing was bending the bean up and down, rubbing its surface with my fingers and breathing in its perfume, deeply.  And, as I did this, I thought of Pierre Herme, whom I always think of when I've got a vanilla bean."

Is it for real? This is infinitely more exciting than my writing.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Good options.

"While many of you may be seeing the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, there may be others who are not making the hoped-for progress or are making some headway but questioning whether they're going to finish by the 14th... You have some good options that Beth Labriola also can help you explore..."

Don't tease me, Louise.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dance Parties In the Studio

I wish there was a way for me to psychically tell everyone that I am having a dance party with my paintings so everyone could join in.

Dance parties all alone are so less fun.

But still.

So much fun.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

sometimes i love my thesis

because my research leads me to things like this: the best headline ever.

edit: "follow the Christian Research Journal on Twitter"???


just the other day i was sitting at my computer in the studio when i felt an itch just above my left ear. after a moment of searching i discovered that this was caused by the explorations of a small reddish brown ant. I removed him from my skull and continued to work. Admittedly this is not the first time i have pulled a bug out of my hair. Twenty minutes later my vision was interrupted by a tiny black blur. Eyes following its trajectory, i looked down to discover that another small ant had fallen through the air and landed on my left breast.

there are ants falling from my ceiling.

that is all.

hailing from art studio north.....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

these days

i think a lot about what i'm going to do after april 14, other than attend all of andrea's parties. anyway, here's my best idea: ehow to build a teepee. paging cara stewart...
(smoke flaps indeed.)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

my brain is made of melting plastic


like you remember your life

sometimes i think of ideas for parties, like how other people think of band names. two great ideas:

that could be a hat party
this one is pretty zen. if you see something that could be a hat, put it on your head. then come to the party!

black-light zip-line joust party
people with enormous neon foam bats, zip-lining at each other from opposite ends of a large room with one chance to really WAM each other - in crazy neon costumes! in the dark! this party has the added benefit of two compound words in its title. 

Of course, Anna using "Ollie" in a sentence is a party right there.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Self Destruction

Spring break thesis work = self destruction (or a desire for it). Not as self-destructive as this.

I think an April 15th "Meta Pizza" party is in order...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I'm pretty sure there's a ghost with me up here on the 4th floor of pac

Too scared to provide my irrefutable evidence. Will elaborate tomorrow (today?) if I finish my outline/make it out alive. Oh sunrise, menthol cigarette, and Jonathan Richman song, why oh why have I taken you for granted for so long??!?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


"Evangelical popular culture is a hyperreal construction. It creates a world in which Jesus is just an Ollie away."

I legitimately just wrote that sentence as part of my thesis. THAT IS NOT A COHERENT ARGUMENT.

SOS. SMT. Save My Thesis.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


So I was about to name my second chapter "Encounters with the Virtual" when I had a suspicion that maybe I shouldn't. For this reason:



Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Response to Jason

that is an excellent question.

[smirnoff -- original & vanilla -- courtesy of my mother, via care package. they were wrapped in bubble wrap and labeled "in case of emergency"]

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Work-related stress and coping, part 4

How do you know when your drinking problem begins to strain your relationships with friends and loved ones? 

Thursday, February 19, 2009

big asshole

i like listening to ravel's bolero while writing! tut, tut tut tut tut. 
tut tut tut tut, tut tut.

peep the stunning choreography

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

College students are bitches

But still, I wish it gave me better ideas on how to fight my inevitably shitty grades.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

i learned evrything i evr wanted to know about deleuze from the red hot chili peppers

dear wikipedia,
thank you for making sense of the world.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"A pop culture example that comments on global reterritorialization is the song "Californication" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The song is about how California's culture influences the world; a trend that is picked up in California will likely be picked up everywhere in the global community. One of the final verses of the song mentions the destruction that takes place during deterritorialization, but how that opens up the opportunity for reterritorialization: “Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation, and earthquakes are to a girl's guitar, they're just another good vibration, and tidal waves couldn't save the world from Californication.” These lyrics capture the essence of reterritorialization at a global level. California is, in a since, a cultural node in the global community; a place where international trends begin. Deterritorialization and reterritorialization are a continuous part of the evolution of the global culture, and mass media is its catalyst."

"in-a-since plays in the backyard of ignorance"

Monday, February 9, 2009

This is Jesse Coburn

Happy birthday, looner.

(so totally about to get kicked off this blog)

When death thumbs a ride on the consumed image turned all-consuming.

"Answering to the extensive expansion of industrial production and consumption to the "Third World" is an intensive expansion of the capitalist relation at the 'center,' where it becomes coextensive with life. And death. Producing oneself through consumption has its dangers, particularly when the consumption is of cultural images, so free-flowing and seductive. Dangerous it is, but not abnormal.

"Roseann Greco, 52, of West Islip, was charged with second-degree murder for killer her husband, Felix, in their driveway in 1985. She insisted at the time that the cartoon character Mickey Mouse had taken over her husband's body.

Roseann Greco was found mentally competent to stand trial." -Brian Massumi, 1993.

From Israel Today (August 1, 2007):

"After a Mickey Mouse look-alike sparked international outrage by promoting jihad on Hamas TV, the embarrassed Gaza government found a convenient solution for taking the show off the air. 'Mickey' became a martyr. 

"The Hamas 'Mickey' nicknamed Farfour, was beaten to death by an Israeli security official in the weekly children's series Pioneers of Tomorrow."


(is this getting weird?)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I am crying because whatever things I write about New York won't be as succinct as this:


work ethic: kaput

power/knowledge indeed.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hey Andrea

can we genderfuck this?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

For Leah

Can you thesis this?

"The turban is accruing the marks of a terrorist masculinity. The turbaned man... now inhabits a space of monstrosity, of that which can never become civilized." --Jasbir Puar (2007)

from my thesis to yours, with love

Monday, January 26, 2009

work ethic: monday, january 26

will & i g-chat in our carrels.

Anna Wiener: did you just sneeze

Will Runge: i just sneezed

Thursday, January 15, 2009

work ethic: tuesday, january 13

+ 2 paragraphs
- 1 pack bubblicious original flavor

Monday, January 12, 2009


is clearly not committed to the cause. Because of her, I am currently working on my thesis, instead of watching this:

The title of this episode is "Gone with the Will".
xoxo, ~A

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

will says

he will write when the spirit moves him.