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Post #221 • February 24, 2004, 8:21 PM • 1 Comment

1. A good bathmat is important. You may be felled by a night of exotic dining and end up lying upon it between bouts of digestive-tract turmoil. (As my friend Carlos put it, "You got the complete India experience!")

2. As thrilling as a catnip toy can be, it's a whole new ball game when you rip it open and smash your nose into the contents.

3. Even in the case of legitimate illness, the greatest enemy to health is hypocondria.

4. An ounce of action will topple of ton of procrastination.

5. Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking continues to hold up after all this time. CASH IN NOW, HONEY - CASH IN NOW - CASH IN NOW BABY...

6. The secret to getting the motion right for fa jing is not snapping the rear hip forward as one might expect, but by snapping the forward hip backwards. "Returning is the motion of the Tao," says Lao-Tzu.

7. Art can be a self-congratulatory waste of time. Academia can also be a self-congratulatory waste of time. The intersection between the two can be a veritable black hole of ego diddling. (Link via ArtsJournal, whose Douglas McLennan is one of the few people to come out of this article without looking silly.)




February 25, 2004, 6:16 AM

Re #7 - The first half of this article, describing the crazy adulation of the Guerrilla Girls, may support the notion that subversion works better than reproach (at least when trying to influence negative social trends). There's a lot of humorous energy out there. If the Girls are any indicator, it might be better to cleverly mock what one finds disagreeable (without condescension if possible) than to forcibly attack it.



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