Hypermodern International Congress 2175

Remember, it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.



Below find a link to an article from the magazine The Believer on Oulipo, a literary group whose members generate strange permutations on language by imposing artificial constraints on their writing. (Georges Perec and Italo Calvino are among the group’s most notable members.) As the author of the article observes, these constraints differ from more run-of-the-mill formal devices only in the degree to which they limit a writer’s options. The principle is the same: the form “de-familiarizes” language, makes it more vivid, while at the same time enhancing or undercutting its meaning. Yet Oulipo’s works, by commenting on and delighting in the artificiality of literary conventions, are by their very nature meta-literature as well. Their underlying message echoes Jesus’ remarks on the subject of the Sabbath: forms were made for man, not man for forms.



An Open Letter to Those Responsible for Monday Night

Last time I checked, neither Billy Joe Faggot nor Bono were poor boys, ruined by the Superdome.

Their insensitivity towards the displacement of average Americans by multi-national corporate interests will no longer be tolerated.

It's a simple question... how eager are we to be spoon fed mass-media produced ideology of re-birth in NO, when it is a well know fact that the minority population has been evacuated from the city, with no signs of returning?

Fuck you Billy Joe. Fuck you Bono. Dip into your own pockets and pay for the countless lower-class individuals that were displaced by this event. And perhaps you can offer grief counseling to those families with members who were raped or murdered in a gang controlled Superdome/Gulag camp.

Oh yeah... And fuck the private jets you flew in on. The Saints are definitely coming for you, you sacks of shit.

Long live The Animals.

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