V.22 No.21 |
The Daily Word in Amanda Bynes' twitter rant, Navajos saying no to uranium and Buffalo man screwing the IRS
By Mark Lopez [ Mon May 27 2013 12:04 PM ]
Okay ... would not have wanted to be on Flight 132 this morning ...
Shootings in Chicago over the weekend leave six people dead.
Amanda Bynes wants to sue NYPD, and hopefully get a new hair stylist.
Is that uranium? Sorry, we can't do it ...
So, I know you've passed, but do you still need someone to file your taxes for you? The IRS won't know what's up.
"Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul got married this weekend.
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Cat Power calls U.S. out
Singer/songwriter says she’s leaving America on Instagram rant
By Mark Lopez [ Tue May 21 2013 12:19 PM ]
Leave it to your trusty copy editor to place blame on the blameless. Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, released a statement/rant on her Instagram page (with the Statue of Liberty as the backdrop), criticizing the state of America and claiming she’s leaving the country until things change. In the public statement, she claims the illusion of liberty has become a symbolism of entrapment, fostering hope in Americans in an effort to make them prisoners of false ideas. In the all-caps statement—chill out gurl; you don’t gotta yell—she claims that the powers that be have used said symbolism “AS FALSE CURRENCY TO RAPE THIS EARTH WITH IT’S[sic] LIES, PROTECTION OF WEALTH, AND VICIOUS SLAYINGS & INHUMANE PRIVATE CONTRACTED MILITARIES WORLDWIDE FOR DOMINATION ...”
She goes on to demand a tri-partisan government as well as a Native American vote. Preach on, Chan! But like I said, as a copy editor, I can’t help but twitch at the errors, considering it’s my job to make sure that all text entering the public domain is free of grammatical/factual errors so it reads smoothly. Now, I can attest to the fact that when something is written with passion, integrity, and a pressing need to completely reiterate certain feelings without censorship or too much thought, it’s important to throw the rules out the window and say what you gotta say. And I guess Ms. Marshall has ... she even went to the extent of tagging several well-known Twitter users like: Diplo, U2, Dave Chapelle, Madonna, The New York Times and more. Some good words, Chan, but if you need a copy editor, let me know. But then again, I may be making a moot point because a statement like this isn’t just meant to be typed/transcribed, but also meant to be spoken. As Marshall says, “HOW DO YOU FIGHT WITH JUST A WORD IN TEXT, SPEAK IT.”
V.22 No.16 | 4/18/2013
Wax and Wane
A panegyric-meets-Record Store Day promo
By Geoffrey Plant
Music writer Geoffrey Plant shares an open letter to inventors and purveyors of CDs, jewel cases, MP3s and digital downloads while hyping Record Store Day.
Time Served at Tricklock Performance Laboratory
Poetry and prose inspired by a writer and performer’s years spent teaching incarcerated students. Part of the Revolutions International Theater Festival.
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