Archive for June, 2004

While my back was turned blogs again united to take the power back, this time over the English language: Prior to the arrival of the Blogosphere, the Academics controlled the media. Not directly, of course, but the standards in which the media and journalists conformed to the literary fads. Journalists self-regulated, in consultation with their […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted June 26, 2004 @ 1:21 PM | Language

Got my hand on your grease gun, Ooh, it’s like a disease, son. — Queen, “I’m in Love with My Car” For the first time in my life, last week, vicariously and briefly, I owned an expensive consumer durable. This is profoundly out of character. I can’t be bothered myself, and Lisa is usually legendarily […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted June 16, 2004 @ 11:16 AM | Navel-Gazing

Back from a blogging holiday, only to find that I’m a killjoy, a bully (check the comments to the last link: “fists raise to strike?” For the record, I haven’t hit anybody since 7th grade, and he hit me first), a “finely-tuned yay-boo machine,” and, my favorite, “ruler-wielding,” as if I were the evil nun […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted June 14, 2004 @ 2:42 PM | Navel-Gazing,Poetry