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Blanking My Own Blank

(Warning: This essay contains what used to be strong language.)
I’m quite the fan of absurdist drama. Whether it is Jean Genet’s The Balcony, Francois Rabelais’s… 574 more words


Patrick Batemans are among us.

I was on an Edinburgh bus the other day (it’s a twice-daily slice of masochistic trauma) and overheard two geeky types talking about their mobile phones for 30 fucking minutes in the most detailed and scripted way imaginable, emphasising every nook and cranny of their devices. 363 more words

Men Who Sing On the Streets (Either With Headphones In Or Without).

Possibly the most distinguishing factor about New York isn’t the bagels, the pizza or the pervasive stench of trash. It’s that, for whatever reason, “men” feel extremely comfortable with singing in public–whether on the sidewalks, on the train or while they’re standing in line waiting for the food and drinks they can’t afford. 178 more words

Totes Quotes

“It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it!” If I had a shiny new, unforgeable pound coin for every time I’d heard that, I’d be a rich, rich man. 169 more words


Currently Reading: American Psycho

I’m currently reading American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. The novel is told in the point of view of Patrick Bateman, a trust fund brat that also works on… 325 more words


Perfect Movies: American Psycho

“You like Huey Lewis & The News?”

I sure do, and Patrick Bateman makes a great argument for the strengths of their 1983 commercial breakthrough album,  1,895 more words


American Psycho

American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis

Patrick Bateman is intelligent, sophisticated and handsome. He lives in the same apartment in Manhattan where Tom Cruise resides. He is familiar with any high-end brand, be it clothing, perfumes, shoes. 351 more words