Archive for July, 2005

Brian: I’m not the messiah. Acolyte: Only the true messiah would deny that he was the messiah! Brian: OK. I’m the messiah. Mob: He’s the messiah! He’s the messiah! –Life of Brian Guy’s out walking in Manhattan when he sees a street vendor selling unmarked aerosol cans. He’s curious and asks what’s in them, and […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted July 19, 2005 @ 11:46 PM | Philosophy

You will recall from Part 1 that I owned a typescript of two unpublished poems by Yvor Winters and referred to my readers the question of what to do with them. Arguments were offered for selling, publishing, and burning. The arsonists had much the worst of it. Their best point was mine: that publishing them […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted July 14, 2005 @ 4:14 PM | Poetry

Dear Resentful Intellectual, Some time ago a few of you complained about the filthy lucre that “Chet” was raking in. “Chet” is supposed to be the prototypical Wall Street guy — tall, handsome, personable, eerily well-adjusted, everything but clever. Of course what you really want to know is not why Chet makes so much money, […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted July 3, 2005 @ 6:26 PM | Business