Post Script. I'm told I should add BEER
It’s just beer would be too easy of an answer. Plus many Americans can’t drink beer yet cuz they too young. Okay, beer might have a place as a prominent SYMBOL for summer, but a code, hmmm, I don’t know about that. Thing is, beer goes great with grass [chortling] 1. Baseball and beer go together like mustard and ketchup. Not if you’re playing of course, unless it’s...
wet hot [grassy] american summer
What is the code for American Summer? I’m reading this book called “the Culture Code” by my homeboy Clotaire Rapaille, a French/Americana psychotherapist type. And he likes to find our unconscious codes for every little thing in our culture. My guess is GRASS. why grass em d stine? No not marijuana…potheads. Like actual grass. The kind that people spend loads and loads of...
Plato’s Poem twittered January 18th @ 5 PM the words, they drip like...– The first poema I ever wrote de twitter… sigh. will always have extra special place in my notebook signing off [typing off] emily d stine [poet + cig] you dig?
"This is a Cliche Poem" by emily d stine
I love you, My phone died. You complete me Call me tomorrow. It’s not working. It’s not you. It’s me. Sorry. Rock & roll, Deal with it. Clear your desk. It wasn’t me. We have proof. Call your lawyer. Drop the soap. You’re so fucked. Plead the 5th, Make it convincing, Cry a little. Scotch straight up, Keep the...
a little emmy theory for you to choke down w/ your...
today let’s talk SIMULACRUM. a concept posited by Baudrillard. Man, did he think Americans were nutty. He couldn’t understand our fascination with fake real things. HUH?? Yea, me too. For instance, why do Americans love Vegas? Why do Americans get a SATORI [kick] out of Disneyland? We know that the Pirates of the Caribbean ride is a CROCK, that it’s not real, yet we ride it...
height- 5 foot 6 inches hair- dirty blonde eyes- sinister blue weight- 130ish intellect- above average label me. judge me. throw me in a box. roll me down the assembly line cut off my long locks. prim me. p r u n e me. turn me into you. the treatment that i’m getting, certainly is due. medicate. torture device. do whatever you can. we wouldn’t want a ...
a poem for "the creatives" by @emilydstine
emilydstine: the world disdains upon the creative they say “get a job … . lowlife, you bum, you degenerate.” They crunch their numbers twiddle their thumbs and at the end of the day, they slurp whiskey until their brain goes numb. But the writers, the painters poets, artistes, they sip a little wine because the world’s already too sweet. Their souls soft, but their skin hard as a turtle...
As Americans, we are masters at putting undue pressure upon ourselves. We must...– The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille this section talks about how Americans eat and become obese because they can’t deal with the pressures of “the American Dream.” Rapaille also says “Being a woman in America is difficult. I often joke (though I am only half joking) that...
"howl" a poemo by HO to the JO @beautifulmoment
he looks west. he looks west and sees nothing. he/i look/s west and all we see a setting (dying) sun burning my eyes doing some kind of injury words like “cornea” and “damage” so at least we have this badge some sort of proof of seeing nothing. there is a video projecting there is a phone ringing there is a song playing there is a television crying and a computer muttering a machine...
alas w/ me guy always leaves me or i leave him cuz he’s not treatin me...– a poem by emily d stine the “how to leave your wife” poem or “how to leave someone you love” when you still love them you just blindly know that there could be something better out there. If you ever have to have that discussion, this is something you could say. [signing...
The fate of humanity [hold on let me check my...
When commencing any discussion of American sociality, you should probably talk about Putnam. Who’s Putnam? Well…. This homeboy Robert Putnam is a philosopher/theorist of sorts, and he published this book Bowling Alone which has been hugely influential with people like me studying new media. Why? well basically he says Americans aren’t as civically involved as we used to be no...
why i killed [my] poetry
because it’s Wednesday and i don’t want to be a blogger right now. where life as a poetic anthropologist has entered into a linguistic crisis of representation. because i study the virtualvoyeurs of America who walk past each others lives on the street but scroll through it on the book. there is little poetry in emoticons. and i am congratulated for conformity of text, a streamlined colorless void...
A man is always a teller of tales, he lives surrounded by his STORIES & the...– jean-paul sartre we frame our life around stories this is why ethnography is beautiful I love to write ethnography because it pairs the novel with social science and in my specific case, pop culture fixation. the result? something you can’t take your eyes off of.
This is a post of me last year giving the commencement address at the Honors Convocation. I was named the Oustanding Grad for the College of Arts & Sciences. I make some points I should have listened to myself, but such is life.