Thursday, December 11, 2008

Spiky Gray Hair Salon®

Re: brad? Finals? End of semester something or another?

brad mentioned when he started this lovely web log what an admirer of Camille Paglia he was. Here's her latest typing, as first noted at the inestimable TBogg's. We're only sorry it was published just before The Ill. Gov. was arrested. Think what she could have gotten out of that.

A short enough example:
Because seven years have passed since 9/11 without another attack on native soil, many Americans, particularly urban professionals, seem to have been lulled into a false feeling of security. 
Oh, those Uppies. They've let themselves be lull-a-bye-ed. Those city dwellers [Who are, essentially, the target class. — Ed.] should be just as scared as all the hicks out in the middle of Heartland nowhere.


Adam Eli Clem said...

Hey, at least it distracted her from trying to score with Palin.

NutellaonToast said...

holy shit, that piece is the tortuous long winded rant of a schizophrenic. What the fuck is she saying? She changes topic faster than a speeding bullet. Was she on meth?

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bulbul said...

What the flying fuck?

In sonorous real life, Cavett's slow, measured, self-interrupting and clause-ridden syntax is 50 years out of date. (emphasis mine)

Wow. I am sooo sending this to the sages at Language Log.

Anonymous said...

God, it's hard reading Paglia. We agree on quite a few matters regarding history and sexuality (especially on what a worthless moron Michel Foucault really was), but when she strays to non-academic matters, I just want to scream, "No, stop!"