Pensaments of an Anthropological Patzer

Archive for October 2005

Sunday, 30 October 2005, 16:24

Dear the World, Life is sad. And while, sure, there are hurricanes and earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes, it’s largely sad because we make it sad. So here’s the deal: If you’ve got something that sucks, ditch it. Quit your job. Drop out of school. Break up with your abusive lover. Don’t be afraid to reach. […]

De Gustibus…

Saturday, 29 October 2005, 17:53

God forbid there should be disagreement in matters of taste, right?

Hwæt. The. Fuck.

Saturday, 29 October 2005, 06:58

Robert Zemeckis, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Crispin Glover, John Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich: Beowulf.

Effing rain…

Wednesday, 26 October 2005, 16:28

There is something like a household rule against ethnography inside the house — prejudiced, perhaps, but understandable. And subjects object to interviews in the rain. This bites. Studio rent is too damned expensive.

Booyah… Still Famous

Monday, 24 October 2005, 07:18

Sing huzzah for the life of the soilèd worm!

Coming Up for Air: Bambi was so emo, but this guy…

Friday, 21 October 2005, 07:55

…is Punk. Rawk.

Twenty-Four San Francisco Hours

Tuesday, 11 October 2005, 14:42

Friday night was the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Gallery reading, at which Allen Ginsberg first read his poem ‘Howl‘. The poem was scandalous for its day in several ways, not least of which was its overt homosexuality. LitQuake had an anniversary reading with all sorts of famous San Franciscans, but I couldn’t afford a […]

You can call me ‘Mo’.

Tuesday, 4 October 2005, 07:26

I’ve been a little gun-shy, these days, when it comes to posting about fieldwork. It progresses, but very slowly. Something crazy, happened last week, though, which has jack-all to do with the lives of the people I’m interviewing, but which might be related to my work:

木樓 — Wood Building

Monday, 3 October 2005, 16:32

Worry brings an end to a person in Wood Building.