Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: "Pulp" broadcasts on BBC7

Date: 16 Dec 2008

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    Thanks Brian:

    As you can tell, I'm trying to get a sense of perspective. If they'd been firing cannon down the Strip last weekend, they'd have stopped a lot of traffic. It seemed very busy to me, but people kept saying we should be there in summer. Maybe, to keep pace with the financial news, they should move the canal from The Venetian to that pyramid building and call it Denial. Well, who am I, as part of the happy throng, to make such suggestions, and to hell with perspective.

    Anybody know what they do with those millions of poinsettias come February?

    Best, Kerry

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Brian Thornton
      Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:05 PM
      Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: "Pulp" broadcasts on BBC7


      Speaking as a former resident in Good Standing (2-plus years) of Sin
      City , I can authoritatively state that you could fire a cannon down
      the Strip at any time day or night during the first two weeks of
      December, and not hit a soul.

      It is, in fact, the off-season.

      And you didn't just get that from Wikipedia.

      All the Best-

      Brian Thornton

      On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 6:41 AM,
      <> wrote:
    > Yes, it is a Wikipedia World. The validity of a central, unifying truth is
    > increasingly challenged as popular education expands and more people have
    > access to the input end of the media. Meanwhile, small groups such as RA
    > establish themselves as keepers of the faith in whatever spheres of
    > knowledge appeal to them, girding themselves for battle with alternative
    > beliefs.
    > The PI, that eternal seeker, is overwhelmed. How much of what she remembers
    > actually happened, and how much was agreed wisdom? Is there anything to be
    > gained by revisiting and revising old, cold cases? She rummages her desk for
    > her bottomless bottle of bourbon, and wonders what Wikipedia pays its
    > editors.
    > Just got back from Las Vegas, my first trip, and I'm wondering, given the
    > current financial news, if maybe it won't be my only trip there. So many
    > construction cranes, but I didn't see any of them moving. Maybe it was the
    > wind. Maybe it was the weekend. Maybe, Christmas carols pumped into every
    > concrete corner, it was just the off season.
    > Christmas as surreality's off season, or the end of surreality as I almost
    > got to know it? That's my dilemma but I'm home, tired and broke, and first
    > thing there's an RA email lamenting that some authoritative source got some
    > bit of info wrong and I wanted you all to know that it's good to be back on
    > familiar, noir terra firma.
    > Best,
    > Kerry
    > BTW- I took an unexpected Ripley "Angel" book with me (thought that
    > funny-as-hell series ended long ago) that is not even close to hardboil or
    > noir, but it doesn't matter because there's no place in LV to sit down and
    > only horses read standing up (pretty sure I saw that on Wikipedia.)
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: Dick Lochte
    > To:
    > Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:11 PM
    > Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: "Pulp" broadcasts on BBC7
    > In downloading the readings be sure to let the recording go for a few extra
    > minutes and you'll hear a very British, very self-assured BBC announcer note
    > that Paul Cain is the author of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Once the
    > initial amusement wears off, however, there's the depressing thought that,
    > except for we noble few, the history of crime fiction matters less and is
    > less well known than the history of Brittany Spears, And not even the BBC
    > cares enough to research their "facts." It's a Wikipedia world.
    > Dick Lochte
    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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