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Monthly Archive for November, 2007

Further to my disquisition of the earlier instant, there are only two ways my sandwich could have infected Joe’s sandwich. The first way involves inter-sandwich contact, a scenario in which I place my meaty sandwich not merely on Joe’s plate but actually brush or collide with his lettuce sandwich. Beef atoms in the vicinity of […]

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How can straight men look at men’s bodies in a way that is not gay but is gay? One solution is offered in David Cronenberg’s current “Eastern Promises” in which the hypermanly milieu of Russian mafia in London becomes a site for the covert but comfortable inspection of Viggo Mortensen in his pants and without […]

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It had been two days. I had to get to a book shop lest my skin grew livid. I found myself passing a charity shop and walked straight in, years of habit inclining my head to the left so that it lay on my shoulder, the better to appraise spines. (If you do this too […]

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A rolling billboard ad for British Airways Club Class bears the declaration ‘A new kind of club – the entrance in London, the exit in New York’. The image is a vertically split screen featuring a view of London on the left and one of New York on the right. The London view is shot […]

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On a drab, cold November day in south-east England there’s nothing better than a tonic. Strength Weekly, as readers know, wishes to increase the sum of human happiness by any means possible. Today this will be effected by the publication of just one paragraph of technocultural clairvoyance. While reading the paragraph it is important to […]

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The Sandwich Ultimatum

Here is a piece about tiny traces left behind by meat. It takes up, indirectly, the matter of Meat Rays raised in the previous post. The writer admits that the use of the word ray is imprecise – as is the assertion that All Things Give Off Stuff. A ray (excepting those that bear radiant […]

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