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Friday, September 29, 2006

On the Way To Wrigley

posted by on September 29 at 8:26 AM

First, Seattlites: at what venue were the most NFL games played?

That’s right sports fans, Wrigley Field, where the Bears played from the 1920s (when Seattle was still officially in the hands of Native Americans, right? Or had the logging and whoring begun yet?) to the mid-’70s. Today I’m off to see the horrifically bad Cubs (sorry to cut your response off early, Brad, but you’ll have to do better than just giving me shit for being a Cubs fan. It’s like teasing someone for being left-handed or having Down’s Syndrome or some other inborn trait) but managed to find an internet cafe on my way.

So, once again, check out Mike Mulligan’s take. He fears the Seahawks and claims the Bears have to play errorless ball and win the turnover battle to take this game. It’s his job to know this stuff, so I’ll just agree. And point out that he agrees with me that the evolution of the canon of American literature in the 20th century is a dynamic process whereby issues of American identity are contested and revised through reiteration of the key iconic gestures of identification with the outsider and lighting out for the territories.

Big shot professor signing off.

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B.S. The evolution of the canon of American literature in the 20th century is nothing but subjectivity techniques co-opted from Joyce pastiched on themes derived from the nineteenth century Russian masters. And Julian Peterson is going to make sure Grossman is stuck in the pocket where Lofa can put him down.

Posted by Irv Lipschitz | September 29, 2006 8:46 AM

Wasn't it a Grossman who did the most recent translation of Don Quixote?

Posted by Fry Day | September 29, 2006 8:55 AM

By the 1920s Seattle had already had the first general strike of the USA. Way to fact-check, big-shot.

Posted by Laural | September 29, 2006 8:59 AM

I agree with the first line of the Publisher's Weekly description:
There would seem to be little reason for yet another translation of Don Quixote,

but if that's what Rex wants to do in the offseason, so be it.

Posted by Fry Day | September 29, 2006 9:00 AM

Don't you ever knock our whores! Our whores were the most generous whores that ever lived, and it was thanks to our whores that Dan Savage et al aren't writing from Tacoma right now. Whores are a proud part of Seattle's history and continue to be a vital part of our economy.

Posted by Gitai | September 29, 2006 9:02 AM

Too bad Wrigley's never hosted a major league baseball game.

Posted by DOUG. | September 29, 2006 9:18 AM

Are you trying to make Seattle out to be the bad guys because it took them longer to exploit the Natives/environment? Chicago must have had us beat by about 100 years in that category.

Also, Fry Day, I think you have Grossman's latest literary undertaking wrong. He actually did a marvelous piece in the New York Times Review of Books on the homoerotic undertones in Ginsburg/Kerouac/Burrows/et. al. Fascinating.

He will also spend the entire game on his ass.

Posted by The_Pope_Of_Chili_Town | September 29, 2006 9:21 AM

And, hand off the ball to Thomas Jones with extreme caution. Jones will have to be pointing in the right direction in order to gain positive yardage, since he'll be in the process of running home crying.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | September 29, 2006 10:09 AM

I love these sports posts on The Stranger by Northwestern University Professor William Savage. Why use the "Chicago Fan" moniker? Why not "William Savage Ph.D.? It makes The Stranger look better to have a Chicago University Professor writing for The Slog.

William Savage (Ph.D. Northwestern University)

teaches courses in twentieth-century American literature, with special focus on the novel and the Lost and Beat Generations. His research focuses on theories of how people read narrative in relation to aesthetics (ideas about what is or is not good art) and ideology (politics as made manifest in literature). He also writes about the relationship between popular and elite culture in the context of evolving standards for what is thought to be great literature.

Posted by Bill Savage Fan | September 29, 2006 12:39 PM

I do like The Moose, though.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | September 29, 2006 1:22 PM

Bill Fan/Josh/Shoshanna/Kimberly/Red State/Racist Watch/Religion Sucks/Any Other Fan/Ignorant Gay Cracker/Foodie/Anne and any other I'm missing:

Doesn’t the Seattle Weekly pay you to do something beside surf the Slog and post your "sarcastic" comments?

Yes, I understand feeding you accomplishes nothing, but please, for the love of Christ, fuck off and die.

Posted by The_Pope_Of_Chili_Town | September 29, 2006 2:10 PM

Yeah, fuck off ya pussie. Ya fuckin' dickwipe. Look at yourself, ya fuckin' dickhead.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | September 29, 2006 2:14 PM


No more jokes about the Cubs. You're right, it's too easy.


Posted by BRADLEY STEINBACHER | September 29, 2006 3:42 PM

I see the Cubs lost today, 5-2. Still, that's 2 more than the Bears are gonna score on Sunday!

Posted by DOUG. | September 29, 2006 4:01 PM

I took American Lit with Bill Savage. He was tre cool.

Posted by WCAS02 | September 29, 2006 4:23 PM

Apparently he didn't teach French.

Posted by DOUG. | September 29, 2006 4:24 PM

I took Penthouse Magazine from Bill(y). He was not cool about it at all.

Posted by Dan Savage | September 29, 2006 4:49 PM

No need to get tetchy. I love Chicago people. William Savage Phd is a nice addition to the Seattle discourse. A specialist in The Beat writers is very cool, If you've got it flaunt it I always say.

Posted by William Savage Fan | September 30, 2006 10:33 AM

Hey Laurel:

Fact check on the Slog? How about look up irony/humor/slagging. I tood the bloody Seattle Underground Tour and know damn well that they weren't whores, they were seamstresses.

Whoever WCAS02 is, hey.

As for the rest, brace yourself.


Posted by bill | October 1, 2006 4:06 PM

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