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Go for Goya!

On: September 30th, 2005 at 10:54 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Those of you new to Goyablog or who know nothing about local specialties in Okinawa have probably been wondering what the hell’s with this “goya-this” and “goya-that”. My old blog explained it in the first entry so you can get the answer there. Most people assume it’s related to the Spanish painter, Francisco de Goya […]


Dove HQ

On: September 30th, 2005 at 10:34 pm | Number of Comments » 0

I kid you not: when I first saw this marquee on 21st street in Nashville my first thought was peace doves and I got confused. Why would an Army and Navy surplus store advertize itself as a peace headquarters? Was this ironic? Was it like the signs in the airbase commanded by Jack T. Ripper […]


Fundamentally Wrong

On: September 29th, 2005 at 11:15 pm | Number of Comments » 2

What’s wrong with this picture? Answer: nothing, the picture’s fine; it’s the white 30-something business turd who owns this damn thing and the Administration that urged him to buy it with a tax break that are wrong wrong wrong. Just look at this — a friggin’ Hummer, the biggest waste of street vehicle in the […]


V-ejaculation

On: September 27th, 2005 at 12:32 am | Number of Comments » 2

V-ejaculation This is so obvious it can’t even be called symbolic. The Vanderbilt marching band forms this “V” emmanating from the tip of this phallic inflatable tunnel, through which the Vanderbilt football team is ejaculated at the crescendo of a musical build-up, accompanied by an explosion of smoke. All that the players needed were long […]


Fundamentally Ignorant

On: September 26th, 2005 at 1:22 pm | Number of Comments » 2

This is what is fundamentally wrong with this country — the pre-Enlightenment attitude of large swaths of the population. Pictured here in this photo from the NY Times is Sheree Hied “who believes that God created the earth and its creatures, [and] was grateful when her school board here voted last year to require high […]


Sympathy for Mr.Vengence (South Korea, 2002, Theater)

On: September 24th, 2005 at 1:18 am | Number of Comments » 0

I saw this tonight spur of the moment and without knowing any about it outside of the recommendation in the Nashville Scene. Given the grisly violence that multiplies as the story progresses, it’s not for everyone. The film-making skill in the work keeps it from being pretentious and gratuitously violent. There is artistry here, and […]


Plus c’est change, plus c’est la meme sick chose

On: September 23rd, 2005 at 7:16 pm | Number of Comments » 1

Twisty over at I Blame the Patriarchy has a depressing and disturbing piece on how among the first businesses to open up in New Orleans after Katrina are strip clubs to cater to all those hardworking heroes of the clean-up. And MSNBC reports cheerfully about it as a good sign of a return to normalcy. […]


It smelled better than it tasted

On: September 23rd, 2005 at 7:00 pm | Number of Comments » 0

I just ate this, and it smelled better than it tasted. I knew this would happen. I go grocery shopping, already having decided to make a pizza and drink beer for dinner, take student papers to my favorite cafe, do some grading there while sipping tea, and then maybe coming home to watch a movie […]