RE: RARA-AVIS: more bar noir?

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 20 Jul 2009

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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: [] On
    > Behalf Of Frederick Zackel

    > Noir is YOU getting screwed and doomed

    My property taxes just went up. Is that mortgage noir?

    My homeowner's insurance just went up. Is that insurance noir?

    I think labeling everyone's true-life misfortune or violence done to them as noir is misusing the term. Noir isn't a way of's a handy -- albeit contextually malleable -- label for entertainment vehicles (books, film, et al). However, I'm not going to be the one to start another label war or try and/or define, as I seem them, the boundaries between reality and fiction.

    Mortgage noir. Insurance noir. So be it.

    Might make paying bills this month more fun, if nothing else.

    Ron C.

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