Drinking Coke with Lacan: the quest for THE can

The Coca-Cola company’s recent advertising campaign is nothing short of brilliant. Drink not just any coke, but drink the one made for you, your friends, even your soulmate. Brilliant. Nothing brings the world together like the combination of aluminum, acidic water, and high fructose corn syrup. In one fell swoop, they have conjured up anContinue reading “Drinking Coke with Lacan: the quest for THE can”

Antiques and the Refuse of Capitalism

A serene sense of dread floods my mind when I peruse the garbage dumps of late capitalism: antique stores. While many folks peruse the aisle and “booths” of a bygone era and admire the musty, dusty, smell, all I see is a bunch of old stuff that no one else wants…not even the owners ofContinue reading “Antiques and the Refuse of Capitalism”

When Writing is Impossible

Words, like statuesque monuments of brick and mortar foreclosed by economic eras past, struggle in vain to rise out of the rubble of their origins…stretching to the surface to breath, like Pauline prayers of souls that can only speak with moans. Recently, I have found that it is difficult to write, difficult to even produceContinue reading “When Writing is Impossible”

God is Nothing: Lacan Wrestles with Thing 1 & Thing 2

“In the symbolic order, the empty spaces are as signifying as the full ones; in reading Freud today, it certainly seems that the first step of the whole of his dialectical movement is constituted by the gap of an emptiness” -Jacques Lacan in his “Response to Jean Hyppolite’s Commentary on Freud’s ‘Verneinung.’” Everyone wants something. Continue reading “God is Nothing: Lacan Wrestles with Thing 1 & Thing 2”

God of the ParanormalChrist: A Definition of Real

I will frequently be using illusively symbolic language on this blog.  While many folks have an aversion to philosophical language, sometimes words like “being” “real” “truth” “virtue” simply can’t be defined in any plain, simple, way.  To do so is to tame them, domesticate them, and to trade in a thoughtful life for one thatContinue reading “God of the ParanormalChrist: A Definition of Real”

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