"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Dec 22, 2010

Coney Island

Hal Duncan:



Randal Graves said...

I don't want to come off as half-cocked, but the gent's correct, cunt *should* have been accorded, verily, the same vulgar status all these yeares.

Word verification: tubjet.

Jack Crow said...

I think it's an interesting discussion. I think Duncan correctly highlights the fact that in American usage, cunt* is so obscene precisely because it lost its applicability to men and therefore became something which no white knight male should ever use against a woman. A kind of doubled sexism.

* - etymologically related to "coney," as in rabbit, because (apparently) Roman soldiers thought of vagina as rabbit holes.