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Irony Is A Renewable Resource - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Irony Is A Renewable Resource
Thanks to Bob Mould for reminding me that Get Your War On has been one of our smartest smart weapons since Fundamentalists from other lands played right into our own Fundamentalists' rapturous hands. Start at the beginning in October, 2001:

Then make your way back to the present. It's worth the trip. "There's a war outside still raging," but, "you say it ain't ours anymore to win." Precisely.

Mode: take a wild guess
Muse: I Am Trying To Break Your Heart - Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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pissang From: pissang Date: November 7th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I think that Get Your War on is the most badass comic since...well, maybe ever, but sometimes I worry that Rees is just preaching to the choir. I wonder if the people who could actually benefit most from his wisdom would even get the irony of his jokes. I guess it's important to keep indignation alive within the "choir." Lately though, I've just been cynical about the (non)ability of discourse to transcend the community in which it is generated. Debate has become a method of petrifying differences rather than an opportunity for parties to increase mutual understanding.

On the other hand, Rees donates the royalties from his books to landmine relief in Afghanistan, which is a real, concrete service that his work provides as well as a healthy way to participate in capitalism. I'd like to think that if ever I had "selling power," I'd direct the proceeds to similar ends.

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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 9th, 2004 05:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well put. I've been liking your entries dealing with similar issues a lot. Good seeing you, however briefly, yesterday night.
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