Tag Archives: I culture you

Whither the fool?

Tomfoolery is just the latest chapter in the story. The date of April 1st has been linked with the concept of the trickster and the fool since our misty earliest past. Remembering that the medieval fool was the one member … Continue reading

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The word, spoken

And then there are those days when you just need to turn on the camera and spew verse…

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The sonneteer

~ ~ No clear idea why, but it seems I’m sonnetering these days. Works for me if it works for you: ~ ~ ~

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You should certainly make art books

But do give a shout out to the original author

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The beer sonnet

~ ~ With thanks and salud to Max Stossel.

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I culture you: Just some incredibly hip street-art videos

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I culture you: Take your vacation

You’ve been working very very hard, haven’t you? Poor thing, I know exactly how you feel. You know what you need? You need a little vacation. Go ahead — take a some time off. Relax. How you relax is a … Continue reading

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GraveYart

On a cold January day, or any old day, you can reach out and find art anywhere you care to look. With the right kind of eye you can find new angles, new art, even in those last and longest-lasting … Continue reading

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I culture you: Hop aboard

Humulus lupulus: the hop flower. Fruit of a herbaceous perennial vine, cultivated mainly in northern temperate regions, used extensively as an antibacterial herbal additive. Which is nice. But for my money, hops have one beautiful, noble purpose: they’re what turns … Continue reading

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I culture you: Brews gone bad

For most of human history, there has been beer. The brewing arts were conceived as a way of processing excess grain, of turning it into a longer-lived, refreshing consumable. In its earliest iterations, the introduction of yeast—thus the production of … Continue reading

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I culture you: The Netflix Files

I am a recent convert to the Netflix experience. And as you probably know, there are no more fervent evangelists than the converts. Not to put too fine a point on it, but streaming entertainment content is what I’ve been … Continue reading

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I culture you: A cigar for the end of the world

How will the end come? If the prophecies be true, will there be roars and tumults, crashing and burnings…? Or will we all just blink out? Call it 50/50 either way. Betting odds, enough, that I’m laying in one special … Continue reading

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I culture you: Music to write by

That headline comes with a huge asterisk: it’s music I write by. That’s all I can speak to. When I undertook to culture you on art, I began by telling you that art is subjective, emphatic period. That goes double … Continue reading

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I culture you: Proof of leadership

Jimmy Carter was a teetotaler. So was William Howard Taft. So was George W. Bush, and so was Adolf Hitler. On the other team, among the men who enjoyed a drink or three while they won wars and led powerful … Continue reading

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I culture you (whiskey 101)

What is culture? By one definition it’s a thriving petri dish. That’s a metaphor for human culture only if you’ve got the most cynical disposition toward your fellow man. Whiskey (and whisky*) The spirit. The fortified repast that’s better than … Continue reading

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