Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hooray For Our Chains (22)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hooray For Our Chains (21)

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Index

Number of states where John L. Perry would be arrested for advocating the overthrow of the United States government, per Title 18 of U.S. Code ยง 2385: 50

Estimated number of U.S. adults who believe that Mayakovsky's poem, "The Cloud in Trousers," is about John L. Perry advocating "a bloodless coup" that would overthrow Barack Obama: 6,500,000

Estimated percentage change since 2003 in the number of Christians living in Iraq: -60

Minimum number of Americans named Judie Brown who feel that "the fact that the pro-abort Kennedy received a Catholic burial was a total, absolute insult to Christ the Lord that went beyond anything I have witnessed in my more than 65 years of life": 1

Percentage change since 2008 in the number of U.S. households who secretly eat from their neighbors' gardens: +19

Percentage of the gardeners who say "Barack Obama has been running around the world apologizing for the United States of America. Why would anybody award the Olympics to such a crappy place as the United States of America?": 2

Years after his escape that Pepe, a hippopotamus from Pablo Escobar's collection, raged on raw meat as the sky changed its hue and grew irreproachably tender: 3

Percentage of unemployed Americans who take a nap each day in the empty wicker newspaper box underneath the bed: 39

Percentage of employed Americans who do: 59

Thursday, October 08, 2009

My Interview With John L. Perry, Who Wants to Overthrow the United States Government

SHIMMY: Welcome to my window sill, John L. Perry.

JOHN L. PERRY: America isn't the Third World. If a military coup does occur here, it will be civilized.

SHIMMY: Are we moving toward a "control society" that no longer operates primarily by confining people, but through continuous control and instant communication?

JOHN L. PERRY: You know, Shimmy, military officers swear to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Unlike enlisted personnel, they do not swear to "obey the orders of the president of the United States."

SHIMMY: Do you think the goal, nowadays, is not to discover what we are, but to refuse what we are?

JOHN L. PERRY: Top military officers can see that Americans are increasingly alarmed that this nation, under President Barack Obama, may not even be recognizable as America by the 2012 election, in which he will surely seek continuation in office.

In short, the disciplinary criminal is known through her allegedly transgressive deeds, while biopower's delinquent is known through his allegedly abnormal personality?

JOHN L. PERRY: Military intervention is what Obama's exponentially accelerating agenda for "fundamental change" toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama's radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.

SHIMMY: So what you are saying is, the body becomes a useful force only if it is both a productive body and a subjected body?

JOHN L. PERRY: There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem." Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Hooray For Our Chains (20)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Episode Thirty-Two: "On the Intensification of Biopower"

MARY: While unconscious, the kleptomaniac Sarah Palin dreamed of being a cat burglar, hanging from wires to steal the Diamond Dagger.

RHODA: Furious over the disappearance of his pocket change and his bicycle, Sean Hannity slammed the door in Sarah Palin's face in her dream and said, "You've been stealing stuff as long as I can remember, Sarah Palin, but you've never been caught. From pocket change, to bicycles, to flowers from Wal Mart, to candy bars."

MARY: Autumn, I sleep on the computer chair instead of the window sill. The bees think warm days will never cease. Summer has overbrimmed their clammy cells!

RHODA: Sarah Palin tracked down Sean Hannity at the pier in order to talk to him.

MARY: Holding back tears, she apologized for being a kleptomaniac: "I want to stop but I don't have the will power. Just thinking about stealing makes my eyes dilate."

JEFFREY NEALON: Sean Hannity flipped sullenly through a magazine in silence as Sarah Palin stared at him.

MARY: "Ten years ago, you stopped," Sean Hannity said, "partly because of surveillance cameras, partly because of regret. Then you slowly started again, and now you stole a gallon of paint from Michelle Malkin."

JEFFREY NEALON: Your web browser, your DNA, your bank ATM card, your subway pass, or your credit report all suggest you are tracked in ways that make the disciplinary or panoptic warehousing of bodily traces (like photographs, surveillance tapes, fingerprints, or blood types) seem positively quaint by comparison.

MARY: Sean Hannity received a message on his cell phone from Joe Wurzelbacher that explained he was leaving town to spend time alone. "This is how he says goodbye for months, maybe years?" Sean Hannity said to Sarah Palin. "He sends me a text and you an email?"

RHODA: blogger John L. Perry said, "This isn't right. This isn't right at all. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama's radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible."