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"Fort Badass" is the only cool part about this.

Posted by The CHZA | June 28, 2008 3:37 PM

Wow, what pretentious bullsh-- oh wait, Jen Graves. Right.

Posted by Chris | June 28, 2008 3:40 PM

Say "YES" to War on Iraq by Dan Savage Oct. 2002

"War may be bad for children and other living things, but there are times when peace is worse for children and other living things, and this is one of those times."

"The War on Iraq will make it clear to our friends and enemies in the Middle East (and elsewhere) that we mean business: Free your people, reform your societies, liberalize, and democratize... or we're going to come over there, remove you from power, free your people, and reform your societies for ourselves."

Washington Post June 27, 2008

"Bomb Kills Marines, Iraqi Tribal Leaders
At Least 40 Die in Two Separate Attacks"

Posted by Meanwhil back at the Iraqi ranch, people are being maimed and killed and Dale Chihule is niot a fuck | June 28, 2008 4:22 PM

Oh man thoise were the days when aman supported a war he went off and fought in it. Now we have famous writers supporting wars and going off to eat assholes and coin words about the experience. Know what you call it when a guy farts in your face as you eat his ass? Caesar Salad. Dan Savage coined that term. Witty huh?

Posted by danfansarewarmongersupporters | June 28, 2008 4:26 PM

I thought this was a nice post. I hope I am still that cool at 83. Thank you.

Posted by Nicole | June 28, 2008 6:33 PM

It sounds like a really fun time with neat people doing interesting things.

The part that makes me want to punch someone in the kidneys is "Task is a work of art by Herring."

Whatever, dude. Taking credit for content generated by other people is plagiarism. It's a lie.
If you want to organize community theater or group therapy or just a really fun all-day activity, do so.
But if you want to call yourself an Artist, make some fucking art. Make it yourself.

Posted by Thisbe | June 28, 2008 9:25 PM

I was a Task participant and I thought it was so much fun. I had no idea what I was getting myself into...I figured, shoot, if this is lame I can always just walk home and do something else. But I didn't think about leaving once, and although I was exhausted when it ended at 5:30, it was a little disappointing to have to leave the microcosmic fantasy world we'd created. It was so cool to have your "job" for the day to be creative and try new stuff and have no distractions from that mission. I feel like it was once in a lifetime experience, and I would encourage anyone to do it if they ever had a chance.

Posted by abomb | June 28, 2008 10:15 PM

Maybe giving people the comfort they seem to need by offering specific directions to wacky "acting out" scenarios IS an art... don't the mental health professionals "practice"?.. (and that's certainly no "science"!)
My compliments to Jen Graves for getting into this as deeply as she did, while observing as dispassionately as she could. I "got" something from this... ^..^

Posted by herbert browne | June 29, 2008 9:34 AM

#3 will figure prominently in my fantasies from now on. Thank you.

Posted by Greg | June 30, 2008 9:25 AM

No Act II?

Posted by kurt | June 30, 2008 1:12 PM

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