There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed.
You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
On Second Thought
I take it back, I take it back. The pilot started a little slow for me, but I was into the series midway through the second episode.
I'm wiping the egg off my face.
Treme is absolutely fucking brilliant.
Little did I know, little did I know.
See how those of us who don't subscribe to HBO live our lives? In complete and utterly contemptible darkness...
Terry Simons is the founder of Round Bend Press Books, Round Bend Press Detritus, and an associated writing/editing service to aid and abet renegade authors. He has worked as a day laborer, dishwasher, factory drone, community organizer, journalist, media consultant and freelance writer. He attended the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where he read journalism, politics, literature and history. He is the author most recently of "Along Came the Death Squad: Political and Scattered Notes."
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