July 20, 2022
For newcomers and the nostalgic, more items from the archives:
At the University of York, scenes of theatrical fretting.
Readers may note that the agonising – in which any depiction of a monkey immediately conjures thoughts of black people - does rather speak to the weirdly dogmatic assumptions of the agonised, rather than the object being agonised about, or how said object is generally understood. It must be those intersectional lenses we hear so much about.
Our Betters Victorious, But Still Unhappy.
Los Angeles Times columnist has considerate neighbours and is therefore, naturally, outraged.
As readers may be a little confused by the air of displeasure, I should point out that no history of neighbourly rancour is offered as an excuse – no disputes over hedges or noisy pets. Nothing of that sort is mentioned at all. Ms Heffernan’s neighbours are, it seems, to be frowned upon, indeed despised, in print, in a newspaper they may well read, simply for failing to vote for Mr Biden.
If it wasn’t complicated and unsatisfying, everyone would do it.
To illustrate this terribly progressive lifestyle arrangement, we’re introduced to a Brooklynite comedian and podcaster named Billy, his girlfriend Megan, and his girlfriend Megan’s other boyfriend Kyle.
An attempt is made to glamorise a fashionably radical hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
Primitive living, it turns out, is so much easier with an inheritance. If you’re into Stone Age role-play, then spare cash and pre-built property, complete with solar panels, power outlets and rudimentary plumbing, does seem rather handy, perhaps a prerequisite. Such that our fearless disdainer of modernity can “divide her time” flying between continents as mood suits, from Sweden to France’s Dordogne Valley and back to the mountains of Washington, USA. It’s the prehistoric way.
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Also, open thread. I expect to be busy for the next few days, so play nicely. Use coasters.