Thursday, August 27, 2009

This Week in Kansas Racism / Campus News / Hipster Photo of the Week

At a recent town hall meeting in Larryville, Republican US Representative Lynn Jenkins of Topeka spoke of the GOP's need for a "great white hope" to stop the agenda of Obama and the Democrats. Naturally, Larryville liberals are a little riled up at her choice of phrase. We highly recommend the LJ-World talkback on this one, which features exchanges such as this:

"I've heard it all my life, and it was never once used in a racially-inspired manner”

"It's *original use* was racially inspired, smart guy—white people who didn't want a black man to be boxing champ. Like I said earlier, you are a fool."


And a bit of a controversy erupted on campus yesterday when two evangelical ministers on Wescoe Beach were shouted down by the godless liberal student population.

Chip: "I've said it before and I'll say it again: there's nothing worse than an intolerant liberal. But they'll regret it when they go to hell for shouting at the preachers."

Across the way at Memorial Stadium, Coach Mangino greeted fans for yesterday's open practices with this speech:

“A lot of people come here and they say, ‘Boy, Memorial Stadium is a pretty place,’ “We don’t want pretty. We want hostile. You make it hostile.” (LJ-World)

Chip: If ever there was an invitation to bring back the 'Rip his fucking head off' chant, this is surely it."


Larryville's intrepid hipster photographer, A. Ruscin, is always busy, and her newest photo spread from the recent Iglu and Hartly concert at the Jackpot showcases her always stellar work. This photo shows the pervasiveness of the town's hipster art world. Yes, that's an "Asteroid Head Art Club Would Like To Have A Word With You" T-shirt, and if you're looking for the perfect birthday present for next weekend's Nogglefest, look no further (click to enlarge):


high country crustacean said...

Yeah, I was hoping to make it to Nogglefest this year, but looks like I won't.

the man it's named for said...

Don't worry about it. I think it's being downgraded from a "fest" to a "small gathering" anyway. It still involves a lot of beer, though, and the Replay Lounge will figure prominently as well.

EW said...

You know who Alicia Ruscin is, don't you, Nog? She's the American Studies person, always about town, always has her long blonde hair put back into two braids that fall down her back.

johnny anonymous said...

Oh, yes, I've had Ruscin pointed out to me. I'd like to hire her to do some photography for the LC (instead of just "borrowing" her pictures).

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad about missing Nogglefest this year! =(

In other news, have you heard that "manthers" are the new cougars? Or old cougars, I guess, since the older man/younger woman thing is nothing new...


manther! said...

Why oh why didn't I think of that term myself? It seems so obvious and perfect!

If we were high-tech, we'd stream Nogglefest live on the web!

self-important said...

Ruscin is one of the main voices screaming into the hipster echo chamber.