Friday, October 3, 2008


I've been trying to read some of the assigned Marx readings for my grad course, but I find that I am falling asleep within seconds of opening my hefty volume of David McLellan's "riveting" anthology of "Karl Marx: Selected Writings".

Am I getting 1) tired, 2) old or 3) both? Or have I succumbed to a virally induced strain of "Marx Narcolepsy" that medical science has yet to know about?

One distressing symptom is my complete alienation from the desire to either a) make ice cream or b) eat ice cream.

At this rate I'm going to rapidly lose weight and finally become the skinny stick-insect x-ray tango-junkie flaquita-ista I've always aspired to become!

Just think about it, with all that extra Marx-induced sleep, I will finally have the energy and drive to accomplish what I have always wanted to do i.e. RULE THE (Ontario, or maybe at least Toronto) TANGO WORLD. I may even find in my Marxist dream state the inspiration to emulate the marvelous dance stylings of the fabulous harem-pants-wearing partners of "Chicho"/"Pulpo"/"Homer"/"John Doe"/"Fred Bloggs" etc

Face-dancing, shoulder-shrugging, butt-shimmying, arm-lifting, pelvis-grinding, roomworkingschmoozing tango/trance/ecstasy, here I come!


ModernTanguera said...

Marx is one of my favorite social theorists, although I agree - his writing can be great for insomniacs!

Best of luck! If you're inclined to share, what is the grad course? And what are you reading by Marx?

Irene and Man Yung said...

Dear Moderntanguera,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Marx, I have the great fortune to be doing a course entitled "Marx and the American Renaissance". Right now I am supposed to be reading excerpts from "The Poverty of Philosophy" oh wait a minute.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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