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1. Allegory without a Key

Allegory without a Key

A surreal poem about a steampunk kind of prison with a final classification inspired by the little retirement cabins given Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman at the end of their lives at Devil's Island in the movie Papillon.

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2. Angelita

Angelita

The poem is a dialog between father and daughter during the tense moments of a US invasion, as told from the South American side. A villanelle, if memory serves.

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3. PODCAST 4: The Criterion Collection at Hulu; The Path; Mr Robot Tweets; Tyrant 3.1 IMMINENT!

PODCAST 4: The Criterion Collection at Hulu; The Path; Mr Robot Tweets; Tyrant 3.1 IMMINENT!

I remember Janus Films on campus that introduced me to the great directors. The Criterion Collection manages a lot of those films beyond theaters for DVD packaging as well as online streaming at HULU. All about The Path and why you should watch it. Mr Robot Tweets. The corporate world embraces ANONYMOUS. Tyrant 3.1 IMMINENT!

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4. The Fight Song of the J Edgar Hoover Memorial Asylum

The Fight Song of the J Edgar Hoover Memorial Asylum

A poem of paranoia evoking dozens of puns about an obsessively materialistic culture. Dark but funny.

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5. FX's Tyrant produces spectacular season three premiere.

FX's Tyrant produces spectacular season three premiere.

Last Wednesday FX's Tyrant, about a Mideast dynasty and its conflicts with its country's people, its natural opposition, and the resistance movements that conflicts spawn. This is an excellent program, and it seems to be getting even better with each new season.

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6. The Motorcycle Man Returns

The Motorcycle Man Returns

Traveling by motorcycle in India. Watching the spiritual tourists.

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7. Podcast 5: Tyrant Season 3 premiere. Mr Robot countdown. Hulu question from the mail.

Podcast 5: Tyrant Season 3 premiere. Mr Robot countdown. Hulu question from the mail.

Podcast 5 includes reminders about what to watch tonight: we're catching up with Season 1 of Mr Robot in order to be ready for the premiere of season 2 a week from tonight. The big news is tonight's premier of Tyrant on FX, which you can stream through Sling TV. Tyrant comes on at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific times, and 9 pm Central. Out of the mail bag, I field a question about finding the Criterion Collection on HULU.

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8. Podcast 6: MR ROBOT

Podcast 6: MR ROBOT

Today's podcast concerns itself exclusively with Mr Robot and especially with its relationship with Fight Club. The connections happen on both the business track and on the stylistic track.

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9. 39 Lies with Variations

39 Lies with Variations

One time I was in a fog and lost my head.

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10. The Vampire

The Vampire

A poem about a pitiable vampire living close to the narrator.

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11. Podcast 3 (4 July 2016): Mr Robot, Naked Lunch, Back to the Future

Podcast 3 (4 July 2016): Mr Robot, Naked Lunch, Back to the Future

Feralthinker's Podcast #3 for 4 July 2016 tracks where I need to watch to review all of Mr Robot's first season to be ready for the second, and I talk a bit about paranoia in a world where power emanates from tall buildings of steel & glass. Speaking of paranoia, the Godfather of Paranoid Fiction, William S Burroughs penned Naked Lunch, and David Cronenberg's film of that book is now on HBO for streaming. I'll give you the quick, standing-on-one-foot version of where Naked Lunch came from. Netflix has all three Back to the Future movies, which is not a bad cap to a holiday weekend.

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12. HBO's THE NIGHT OF...

HBO's THE NIGHT OF...

THE NIGHT OF...'s first episode leads a college kid looking for a good time into the devil's Rube Goldberg machine of incrimination. 

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13. Asian Cinema / YouTube's Free Association / New on Amazon Prime

Asian Cinema / YouTube's Free Association / New on Amazon Prime

New movies on AMAZON PRIME. YOUTUBE's Free Association programming: left to its own devices, the YouTube on your phone will lead your big-screen TV and your 5.1 sound system down paths you've never tread before. Headline story: a peek at what's happening in ASIAN CINEMA and a plaint over why it's so hard to get here in the States, even by streaming.

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14. HBO's THE NIGHT OF....

HBO's THE NIGHT OF....

HBO's new eight-part miniseries The Night of... starring John Turturro as a cool, cynical, ex-commie-in-the-21st-century attorney who promises to unravel some pretty knotty legal problems, or that's my guess after watching the first episode. "The Beach," which is the first episode, is a college kid's night (or nightmare) out. His joy ride in his dad's taxi leads into a devil's Rube Goldberg machine of incriminating evidence against our young protagonist. Every possible witness, event, and physical evidence fall to point at the kid and create the perfect wrong conclusion. Riz Ahmed is the guest star of the first two episodes, and his co-star seems to be the palpable tension that wraps around characters and viewers alike in this cop-show noir. Viewers have just enough time to make sure they've seen episode one before episode two comes out this Sunday night.

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15. POEM: The Bowling Instinct

POEM: The Bowling Instinct

The Bowling Instinct In the bag she carries a bowling ball of a Head—it was mine, I think, Or thought (when I could still think). Now I know it is filled with pictures That pander to the baser instincts— The Martha Stewart nesting instinct, Blue-batik-cloth-covering-the-table instinct, Abundant-brass-candlesticks- Handmade-by-sweating-innocents-of-our-globally Acquisitive-taint instinct, like an Automated teller’s cash slot, the Mouth of the head prattles forth Fresh crisp cash for a whisper in the ear instinct. Eres monja sin rascar. Como se puede pasar? None tread so deep but the Buddha, And the Carmelites fall asleep at her prayer requests, But the superficial protestants, Smile-coated rage at her bland affect faced with Their monotheistic monomania which forges their most secret doubts, They will lock her in a cell in the catacombs beneath the Pantheon

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16. Jon Snow's Patrimony

Jon Snow's Patrimony

Someone has made a beautiful video on YouTube that reveals they have been telling us all along who Jon Snow's parents were. Some of these were couched discreetly in double entendres, but others were pretty blunt. Why didn't I know?

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17. The Touch

The Touch

Love is blind.

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18. Twittering

Twittering

Love like a fertility cult of one.

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19. Idolatry

Idolatry

A short poem on the self-righteousness of faculty at a spiritual boarding school.

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20. Trumbo review & why I love streaming

Trumbo review & why I love streaming

Tonight's Podcast contains a review of the movie Trumbo w/Bryan Cranston, now streaming on Amazon Prime, and a quick rant on why I love streaming.

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