My list of noir sub-genres just went up. That must be noir-category noir.
Noir not a way of life? Since when does life-style have anything to do with, what did you call it, reality?
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From: Ron Clinton
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 11:36 AM
Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: more bar noir?
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] 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 life...it'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
Mortgage noir. Insurance noir. So be it.
Might make paying bills this month more fun, if nothing else.
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