About ‘Green Happiness’ and Why “Grease Is the Word” was My Favourite Song This Week

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This is the life of illusion Wrapped up in trouble laced with confusion What we doing here? – Frankie Valli, “Grease is the Word” Me, a neurotic perfectionist, being honest A few years ago I started writing an article about the so-called Death of the Author. As of today, I … Continue reading

Cats, Old Deuteronomy, …and Sugar Coated Anti-Semitism?!

Cats, Old Deuteronomy and… Sugar Coated Antisemitism?

I have a few confessions to make… The first one being that I’m slightly intoxicated while writing this. I know it’s still only Tuesday at the moment, but my week has started off so much more hectic than I anticipated and I just really needed a drink. When I started … Continue reading

Cats and Greedy Bastards

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So, if there’s anything to be said about the last cat I discussed, it’s that, according to this stage show, prostitution is BAD. And so is wandering away to seek your own fortune apparently. When talking about vices in this context, we could say that pride is something to be … Continue reading

About Turkish Delight (Turks fruit), a ‘Typically Dutch’ ‘Love Story’, and F-ing Fifty Shades of Grey: A Rant and More

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So about three months ago my Facebook news feed fucking exploded because of this: Fifty Shades of fucking Grey coming out on fucking Valentine’s Day next year, such a perfect date for a movie based on a the first novel of a trilogy that basically romanticizes abuse. For those of … Continue reading

It is the dawning of the age of….what?

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“Harmony and understanding. Sympathy and thrust abounding. No more falsehoods or derisions. Golden living dreams of visions. Mystical crystal revelation and the mind’s true liberation.” These fuzzy utopian words are an excerpt of the song “The Age of Aquarius” from the 1969 musical Hair. For Dutch people my age this … Continue reading

Cats: A Literary Musical Guide

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Let’s talk about T.S. Eliot. You know, THE T.S. Eliot. Best poet ever; editor and director of renowned publishing house Faber and Faber; editor of the short lived but highly esteemed literary magazine Criterion; 1948 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature; essayist; significant contributor to the field of literary … Continue reading