Posts Tagged ‘ VI.VI ’

Defenestration: April 2009

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

Here it is: the April 2009 issue of Defenestration. I don’t know where the hell that last month has gone. I tried looking under all the beds, but it wasn’t there. It was a short search, though, because we only have two beds. You know what I did find? Elm Tree’s secret magazine collection. Don’t

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“the watchers,” by Jason Barber

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

surveillance is heavy. you can never make it. where do they come from, plucking shoots of hopes, prying into the scales? nobody knows. they are the space-crawlers. they are the attic-thumpers. they live in furniture. they eat dust and pain. they resemble dead spiders. they could be invulnerable. contortionists changing the shape of ours-to-come, they

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“A Special Treat,” by Harry Johnson

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

Sleepover weekend at the Websters’, traveling carnival on the school playground; fireworks, cotton candy, staying up late. Our ride spinning like a pinwheel, more like a slingshot – cables snapped, women screamed, bodies flew a mile a minute. I came to in a circle of enquiring faces, flashing red lights, next to a wall of

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“California Greenwashin’,” by Rachel Levy

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

I TOTALLY care about the earth. I have an eco-house okay? I keep out the riff-raff with super tall hedges maintained by using sustainable gardening with native plant species, of course. My gardener wanted to invade with some fabulous plant from his native land but it wasn’t native to here so I told him no

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“An ‘E-mail’ from the Amish,” by Jimmy Chen

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

Hello, people of the  ’internet!’ We are completely blown away here; had no idea how many  ’e-mails’ were in our  ’inbox.’ 928,391. That is just crazy! Our Commissioner of Contemporary Culture informed us that someone had created a  ’hotmail account’ for us in 1999. That’s ages ago! That’s when we were still churning our own

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“The Passion of the Christ(iansen!),” by Jesus Christiansen

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

Sometimes, when I sit and really think about it, I realize I’m a lot like Jesus. Not in the “I’m going to preach about love and peace to people who won’t listen in order to help the world” sense. More like, in the sense of, “Here I am, I’m not going to change, I’m here

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“Wheelie,” by Eric Suhem

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

The wheelchair was loaded with cabbages. It was electric and moved along the sidewalks of town, apparently on its own. Some people found its appearance disturbing, but most had learned to get used to it, some even affectionately calling it ‘Wheelie’. The wheelchair rolled to the seaside cliff on the outskirts of town, and for

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“A Short History of Sports Circa 2015,” by Ravi Mangla

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

It began with soccer overseas but spread like most European trends to the United States. It catalyzed a domino effect. The NBA was the first to go with Milwaukee trading in their antlered zealot for a dancing cup of joe. The Milwaukee Starbucks were born. They struggled after replacing water coolers with the considerably less

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“Brains!!!! Brains!!!!” by Andrei Trostel

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

If there is ever a “Zombie Attack” I think the staging ground or headquarters will be at a Home Depot. For instance 10 years ago I could walk into a Home Depot without a clue of where anything is or even how to install it and there would be a handy, knowledgeable staff member to

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“Culture Clash,”by Greg Calhoun

Apr 20th, 2009 | By

In the wake of “Slumdog Millionaire,” the networks have unveiled an international buffet of pilots battling to follow up on the movie’s unprecedented success.   TV Guide was given a sneak-peek, so pick up the remote and punch your ticket for these spicy hopefuls: Pimp My Rickshaw (MTV) Ridin’ in style isn’t just for the gangsters

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