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Wednesday, September 16, 2009


So it seems my Chronicle essay on cultural studies is making its way through the tubes.  Best response so far, and maybe ever: someone named “crypto” writing

Yeah, it rang true to me, in the sense that I read a lot of cultural studies stuff after I left college (in 1990, coincidentally), and by the mid-’90s I’d gotten bored with it—increasingly, a lot of the work felt like it was telling the same story over and over again. Like the kind of fan studies you describe: “Knock, knock!” “Who’s there?” “Subversion!” “Subversion who?” “Um, just Subversion, isn’t that enough?”

I have officially requested to steal this.

In more important and world-historical news, the young man who turned 13 five years ago today is turning ... ZOMG HE’S EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD!!!  TIME FOR THE BLACK MAMBA INITIATION RITE, MY SON!!

Happy 18th birthday, Jamie.  We are all so very proud of you.

Posted by Michael on 09/16 at 04:55 PM
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