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agenbite of inwit

Sorry about the DNS blip there; we live.

The Blind Assassin reminds me of Angle of Repose in the same inexplicable way that Oscar and Lucinda reminded me of Tom Jones; if that makes any sense at all.

Many of you probably remember that Paula Abdul video where she danced with the cartoon rapping cat. But not everyone may know that the cartoon rapping cat, named MC Skat Kat, went on to release his own album a couple of years later. The entire damn thing is archived here in mp3 form, along with cover scans and summaries of the various songs, e.g. "I Go Crazy: Skat Kat gets annoyed by various things after waking up and licking himself," or "Skat Strut: The big single. Not only does Skat Kat mention the Ninja Turtles but in one of the most ironic moments of early '90s pop culture, he actually disses Milli Vanilli."

MRI lie detector: creepy.

Working on the autobiographical story again. I don't know. Part of me would really like to abandon it, but the problem is that it's the pivot point for all the other stories, so if I abandon this one I would have to abandon the entire collection, at least in the form I've conceived it. Maybe I just need to finish the collection so I'll have something for my MFA thesis, then toss away the whole damn thing as fundamentally flawed. O fuck it all. This is all I do: sweat over pieces, then throw them away. At least I'm throwing away better pieces each time. But all the same, they're never good enough.

 

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