Mar. 22nd, 2011

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Although I did not purchase the "hipster" version of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as I've been reading it, I've been doing the replacements on my own and it's hilarious. It is equally hilarious with a "ninja" replacement. For instance, "By-and-by they fetched the ninjas in and had prayers, and then everybody was off to bed." And further still when "Miss Watson's big ninja, named Jim, was setting in the kitchen door."

Other literary replacements are interesting. Read the Bible sometime and replace all mentions of darkness or evil with variations on "unconscious" and all mentions of good or light with variations of "conscious."

So far this year I've read Bill Bryson's biography of Shakespeare, re-read Hitchiker's Guide, and Don Lattin's history of the psychedelic movements origins at Harvard. Plus a ton of stuff for lit class, like John Winthrop, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. I'm finally getting some classics under my belt and I'm not terribly disappointed.  I might actually write my first paper on transcendence and enlightenment in Dickinson.

The only productive thing I did over vacation was a little graphic work and I picked out my tux for the wedding:



It's hard to see, but it's a charcoal grey.  I'll be in orange and the groomsmen will be in blue.  Did you know that the reason the groomsmen all dress the same is so that marauders who want the bride back won't know who to kill?  Yeah, so, uh, I don't want to hear anything about the sanctity of the institution of marriage.  Considering at its roots, it's little more than slavery, and in modern times we auction that shit off on television, the sanctity argument is as dead as a groom in a different color than the groomsmen.

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