Disney, The Serpent Swallows its Own Tail?

suspendedreason

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Sam Kriss - what a bellwhacker
Is he? I'm only familiar from afar.

On a similar note, there are the biopics in the last, what, 2 years? on Elton John, The Beach Boys, Queen... That terrible Beatles film. The Boomers have the funds and are paying for movie tickets, what more can one say?
 

Rudewhy

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He's the epitome of the highly intelligent but utterly deplorable left-wing intellectual - the sort of person who you can tell privately harbors the infantile and pathological notion that the world would be a better place if only he was in charge. I followed him online in the years leading up to his cancellation by left-twitter and I know people from the same circles he used to socialise in in London who told me he's just as bad IRL.
 

suspendedreason

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Well I'm new round these parts, but have appreciated the local canon (Burroughs? Pynchon? Ballard? PKD? Joyce? jungle?). Hopefully I can find some better blogspots, the old RSS reader doesn't get visited by new mail like it used to.
 

suspendedreason

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You read the old k-punk blogs?
Indeed, that n BlissBlog are what brought me here! I believe a community member's blog was reblogged on Bliss or maybe Shock & Awe, which I started following after finishing the book... Simon's been a favorite for a while, which (so I hear) makes me right at home.
 

Mr. Tea

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Sam Kriss - what a bellwhacker
Oh god, isn't he just. I consider him a kind of personal nemesis. Even thinking about him makes me angry. I think the worst thing about him is the combination of obvious and glaring privilege, the elitism and megawatt self-regard that his every word gives off like some kind of carcinogenic radiation, and the truly hilarious conviction that he's some sort of radical socialist rebel intellectual.

He's exactly the sort of "socialist" that would never, ever give money or food to a homeless person, on the grounds that it's a "bourgeois" thing to do. Fucking wasteman.
 
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suspendedreason

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Are most folks here Londy? Amused to discover there is an identical discourse to "Goodbye New York." With real estate prices plummeting across Brooklyn, I can't tell whether it's a sign to stay (cheaper rent) or leave (still pricier than anywhere else).
 

Linebaugh

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Are most folks here Londy? Amused to discover there is an identical discourse to "Goodbye New York." With real estate prices plummeting across Brooklyn, I can't tell whether it's a sign to stay (cheaper rent) or leave (still pricier than anywhere else).
How is living in Brooklyn? Im weighing my options between philly, chicago, and NY
 

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suspendedreason

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How is living in Brooklyn? Im weighing my options between philly, chicago, and NY
Brooklyn prices dropped quite a bit last few months. You can get three beds here for low 2k... maybe 2.1, 2.2, and in nice-ish neighborhoods, where they were going for 3ish in January. I've heard rumors of studios under 2 in Manhatty. We posted an 18month lease at the start of the year paying 2.1 for a 1.5-bed in the deep boonies of Brooklyn, halfway to the Rockaways, with a big skylight, but I reckon such sacrifices are becoming unnecessary.

What do we say about nostalgia trips? Leo's well-taken in the linked thread

for eternity, people have always said things were better "back in the day". the jazzhead beatniks thought new york was over when bob dylan and the velvets came in the 60s. the velvets/warhol crowd thought it was over when the punks came in the 70s/80s, when east village rents jumped from $200 to $400 a month. OMG, what's an old hippie to do!!
(East Village runs over three grand for a one-bed these days).
 

Leo

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(East Village runs over three grand for a one-bed these days).
my wife rents out her old "one bedroom" place that she owns on 14th between B&C, across from Sty Town, for around $1,900, will let you know if it becomes available. as long as you don't mind the shower in the kitchen. ;)
 

Leo

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an issue for a lot of people with living here (or, I'd imagine, London) now is how cultural institutions and social life will make out. If lots of museums, galleries, music venues, great small bars and restaurants can't afford to weather the COVID storm and close, then what makes living here any different from...I dunno, Raleigh/Durham or San Diego? Particularly when you might be luck enough to be able to work remotely, what's the incentive to stay here with a much higher cost of living and likelihood of another fast-spreading virus?

we're remaining put, but some people won't.
 
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