Naxal here, with “All the News That’s Fit to Flip.” Here’s to making it through the first wave of U.S. holidays. That is, if you made it through. If not, R.I.P and everything.
Heads up: Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I posted a series of political poems at www.myspace.com/naxal. The series, Chosen Family Holidays (Installments 1, 2, 3), gives voice to whats weird, severing, and grudgingly triumphant about *being real* over the goddamn, gotta love it, holiday season.
This winter, the planet tilts further from the sun and the personal edges closer to the political. Millions strive towards togetherness, fulfillment, flat screens, all in the face of unemployment, loved ones at war, and daunting lines at the local Best Buy.
It’s all a bit ridiculous, and we’ve still got Christmas and the Western New Year to go. Great. In the name of the holiday spirit, I’d like to dedicate this post to loosening up, without the wine.
Enjoy and stay tuned for more injections of holiday decimating cryptonite, from me, Naxal, with, “All the News That’s Fit to Flip.”
November 30, 2007
1. 1. An Exiting Bush Begins To Recall How To Appear As Though He’s Doing Something “Presidential.”
2. Pequot Warrior Demands Four More Beads For Sale of Connecticut, Drunkard President of All Pilgrims Demures: “Sorry, Mr. I’m-all-buff-but-I’m about-to-be extinct, sale’s final.”
3. Smith Family Thanksgiving An Unexplicably Solemn Occassion.
4. With Careful Plotting, Barely Invited Uncle Fred Squeezes Into Holiday Photo, Again.
5. Stereotypes Really Are True: “Latino Immigrants’ Children Found Grasping English.”
(actual NYT headline in quotes)
6. “Court Orders Police to Return Marijuana“: Empowered Defendant, Felix Kha, Exhales, Visibly Relaxes, Asks, “What, po-po’s couldn’t put an orange peel in that shit, why is my ounce so damn dry?”
(actual NYT headline in first set of quotes)
Whad I tell ya? The Times be killin me. Stay tuned for more of, “All the News That’s Fit to Flip,” by NaXaL.