Avant garde, no?

Whenver I add something new to the rest of the site, which is not read regularly by a huge amount of people, I try to mention it subtly in this blog, which is also not read regularly by a huge amount of people.

However! The number of people who read the blog regularly exceeds the number of people who read the rest of the site regularly!

This is the point I am trying to make.

However, I keep on forgetting to subtly mention that I've added the correspondence between me and Mr. Tully Hansen of Tasmanian supergroup Sam & Tully to the Past Writings page.

As a result, I must be blatant and just spit it out. Before I completely forget.

As it happens, I happened to have an MSN conversation with Tul... I suppose I could have introduced in a subtle manner here...ly last night.

A typical snippet of said dialogue would be this:

Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
I'd quite like to steal Spain.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
I don't think the Spanish would stand for that?
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
I didn't mean it. Sorry, that was self-consciously "zany" and "wacky". Comments like that will not be made again.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
I'm glad to hear it.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
Oh, you will be, Doctor S., you will be.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
I must say, the use of a comma after a full stop denoting a contraction has always bothered me.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
That's because you're a freak.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
If it were up to me, people like you would be shot in the street.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
Whereas if it were up to me, people like you would no longer shoot up in the street.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Ahahahahaha. Oh, you.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
I'm a wag, eh?
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Quite the raconteur.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
Oh, would that it were so easy in the real world. Alas, I cannot take a walk in the sunshine with my betrothed, nor indeed speak or control my bowels. I live my life in a near-vegetative state as the result of a horrendous nuclear test gone horrendously awry, and thus my iMac G5 with thought-to-text parser is my only link to the outside world.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
But I must not complain, for Father Donaldson says there are many worse off than me in the world.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
Father Donaldson says many things. Sometimes he does things, too.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
Why do people do unspeakable things to me? Is it because I can't talk?

Or this:

Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
So what's a nice strapping lad like yourself (don't deny it, I've seen the photos) doing in a place like Warragul?
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Well, it's the entertainment capital of the Latrobe Valley, Tully.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
We call it Waz Vegas.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
lol.

Oh, how I lolled.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
You should hear what Brisbaners call Brisbane…
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
And you are entertaining yourself tonight by…?
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Fantasizing about raping Dan Brown, popular author of 'The Da Vinci Code.'
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
He'd be like, "Hey! I'm an author!"
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
And I'd just laugh and whip him some more.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
Or you could taunt him with jibes.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
"I'm about to write you a new ending… with my cock!"
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
"Lie back and think of plot development!"
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
"I'm going to lock you in my best cellar!" (ahahaha)

But the bit of conversation that intrigued me the most was the bit at the start. Holy crap - move over Quentin Tarantino - it's like we're operating out of sequence:

Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
What's kicking, you pervert you?
Tully says:
Oh, infidels, the innocent, you know how it is.
Tully says:
Got to get the blood off my Converse Allstars.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Such a corporate whore.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Not like we socialist types.
Tully says:
A copy of Adbusters and a pair of Black Spot sneakers doth not a revolutionary make, Dr. S.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Tully!
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
I have no-name chardonnay! And I hardly ever drink at starbucks!
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Look out, The Man!
Tully says:
Well while you debate the relative merits and moralistic intricacies of joining the National Grid, I'll sit here in Daikin split-system climate-controlled comfort, sip my bubbly brown sugar water and pray to an outmoded God to come back in the next life as an American.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Just remember, you'll be the first against the wall.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
We could, like, impale you with a flagpole, and then rip the union jack off.
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
"To a free republic," we will cry!
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
Well, keep listening to that Pink Floyd pinko propaganda of yours and dream your dreams of revolution…
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
… makes it easier for us to slaughter you drug-fucked student rabblerousers while you sleep.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
*drug-fuct
Dr. Cam Sexenheimer says:
Yeah, I wouldn't put it past you ZOG/Neo-con types - a real man would slit my throat to my face!
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
In this day and age the only "real man" of any consequence would be one made of money.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
I mean quite literally made out of the stuff.
Tully Hansen (yes, the Tully Hansen) says:
After that, anyone else's relative importance pales in comparison.

Ahahahaha... all in good fun, I'm sure... Right? RIGHT?

Wait a second?

Black Spot sneakers? Huh?

I mean, isn't the whole point of adbusters... not to buy into the corporate branding game?

And now... they have their own little corporate brand.

To finish off, let's play a little game called "Choose Your Closing Quote."

Tonight we have the melodramatic:

"Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which." - Animal Farm, George Orwell

And the facetious:

"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" - Bugs Bunny.

YOU BE THE JUDGE!

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