Chimera Song Mosaic
Monday, June 02, 2003
I’ll Bite

But Nick Piombino, I kind of miss K. Silem Mohammad’s “categories.” I was willing to go along with the experiment, anyway. I don’t think they were hierarchies, necessarily—more like grouping and patterning, as the human mind is wont to do. But also the mind seems to see hegemony in the pattern, even though the mystery of the classes of airline tickets (ever flown “Y” or “H” class?) seems to me not offensive, just different. What about the colossal truth Dr. Seuss is spouting in his seminal classic, The Star-Bellied Sneetches? "Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches / Had bellies with stars. / The Plain-Belly Sneetches / Had none upon thars."

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