Monthly Archives: February 2004

Education is the Mother of the Universe

Okay, RE: the man’s language. I know the leaders of countless peoples’ movements–movements wrought by rage and dissatisfaction, unbearable marginalization, and/or boundless measures of hope–came up w/out formal ed. To drop some marquee names in US social change: Joe Hill … Continue reading

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Panda, Puppy, Apple, Tree

From now on, all choreography shall be influenced by the free and sweeping moves of Greg “Deerhoof’s drummer” Saunier. Your memories are never as good as the live show. Greg Saunier, drummer of one kick, one snare, and one crash, … Continue reading

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To clarify:

I do not regret one teeny iota of the self-imposed, self-education trajectory/personal curriculum on which I’ve embarked. I am just wondering how the reality of capitalism can damage the idea of education, for those of us who grew up thinking … Continue reading

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School Spirit

From some spam: “From: May Burroughs To: Julianne Shepherd Subject: no more lying in applications – buy a degree from an accredited university here GET YOUR UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA Do you want a prosperous future, increased earning power more money and … Continue reading

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Behold A Lady!

Holy crap. If Ms. Kandia Crazy Horse says she can shoot lightning bolts from her hands, you better believe it. Here she is on Andre 3000′s Grammy costume brain drain.

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Guess who can finally ditch the fake ID!

It’s probably unsurprising that certain blog non-updaters don’t tell anyone it’s their birthday until the day after their birthday. Happy birthday to everyone who never told us it was their birthday. Also to those who did. It is a goddamn … Continue reading

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TIVO’d Race Riot?

If anyone w/cable taped Ego Trip’s Illest Minority Moments, AKA VH-1′s Dumbest Diffusive Re-titling, and wants to trade a copy for some hand-embroidered sweatbands (or other semi-amateur handmade goods), I would be stoked. My email is julianne@portlandmercury.com. I do not … Continue reading

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You was doin 55 in a 54

From my oldest, dearest friend and common-law brother, Steven Lankenau, AKA the only out gay person in our entire high school, Cheyenne, WY, 1994: From: Julianne Shepherd To: Steven Lankenau Subject: RE: homophobes Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 16:12:29 -0800 … Continue reading

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More Things to Boycott

Speaking of patriarchs and homophobes, you have noticed we are at a crucial point in the gay civil rights movement. The following message, courtesy my friend Michael, reiterates the detestable conservativism rampant in my generation–conservativism manifested in flippancy and masked … Continue reading

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<PEOPLE WHO CARE ARE COOL

P.S. What is up with people doing the Vice Magazine “Richard Pryor without the context” joke thing? That’s like, Mesopotamian in its dull level of hate. That kind of sarcasm is not even as smart as rubbing two sticks together … Continue reading

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