Thursday, April 26, 2007

At UW in Seattle, aka White City plus Might magazine

In the University District. There's white and then there's White. I think that we all know what that means. It's the difference between WASPS and everyone else. The UW really reflects this.

Anyways, I was going to talk about Might, the '90s zine that came out with a book. The book itself I had hi hopes for after learning of its existence. But when I actually found a copy and looked at it, well, let's see: first of all the thing covers from about '96 on and what it covers really isn't unique but could have been written by anyone who had their eyes open back then. The thing isn't underground enough. What else? It's White. It reads like the product of upper middle class WASP kids, Ted Rall not withstanding.

Interesting that these people claim to be coming out of the 'zine tradition. David Eggers, for instance, devotes an essay to how the use of the word "Fuck" to refer to sex is not good. I wonder what he would have thought of the 'zine entitled "Fucktooth", that preceded Might in fact. Yes, objections to "Fuck", and stuff about how moving around is cool. Please.

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