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It's at times like these I turn to the great thinkers of the previous century.
@Ultimo Patriarch@facebook No one said "all his dread came from his racism." However, it's absurd to dismiss his loathesome views of race - which were the only manifestations of evil he could actually articulate (compare and contrast with "non-Euclidean geometries," and "colors beyond description," etc). Moreover, people of color were his go-to superstitious brutes ushering in the horrror, if not the actual products of human congress with interdimensional squid things.
Maybe it's because I've been picking up dog poop 3 times a day for 13 years, and am certainly used to handling it and talking about it (sometimes, in a discourse on consistencies and ingredients), but I wouldn't have had a problem addressing the danger pile with either a loud warning or direct, plastic-bag action. But no one should have to share the city with slobs, and that's why I carry an air horn for punishment.
"Cool Luxury" is really the "Smooth Jazz" of "Undersold Inventory."
@Non-Anonymous I'd have to disagree. "The Horror at Red Hook" is all about racial loathing (in this case, "swarthy" people from the Mediterranean and Middle East). I'm glad that Ibrahim Sahadi's mark on Brooklyn is lasting, and Lovecraft's is a footnote.
I have a Haunted Carton. It includes the best of refrigerator postings from all of my moves, high school love letters, terrible journals, and college papers on the 17th Century Resolve and Sun Yat-sen. It's a cube of compressed anxiety silently sitting and accusing.
Once was a punk bar in a DC alley that was a luncheonette by day. It was the wrong environment for another Fabulous Mabuhay Gardens. Still, for about a year, it was great. I watched my roommate laboriously hit on a girl, who vomited on his shoes.
I'm surprised LA doesn't require a minimum number of cars per housing unit.
@frannpak It seems abundantly clear Choire treated Luke's work with respect and solemnity. But most of this article was about the craft of journalism-in-dangerous-terrain. And journo-to-journo meta-conversations about the work don't need to be approached with kid gloves.