August 31, 2005

Weird Indeed 

Referral logs are like a big sewage filter: if you start to sift through what it collected, you can find the most incredible things. Here's the latest one, from the "Journal of Homosexuality":

This essay interrogates the colonial modernity of Anglo-Australian lesbian hegemony through an experimental text which plays with the aesthetics of cyberspace. Mobilizing the hypertext mark up language (HTML) form of the Internet, it spatializes the creative, the erotic, and the political landscape the vicissitudes of everyday life for a lesbian of Southeast Asian background living in Australia. "interface" performs as a tryst that drives the queer body politic through the postcolonial in-formations of color, race, gender and identity. This text bears indelible marks from multiple sites and sources: the charges of electronic conversations and etchings on the World Wide Web; the raw pulp of inner-urban graffiti scrawls; passionate voicemails, racist policies in queer venues; fury banner posts; luscious lesbian cinema screenings; sexy fantasy malls, and fleshy style shopping.

You can find it with this search string - and I swear on the Google cache I never wrote about "transparent pvc shit" in the same post. And you can imagine what sort of stuff the other search results are. However, if the above inane, post-modernist drivel is what passes for "scholarly and professional" material, we're even worse than I imagined.

Who searched for that string was in France and using a French ISP, LDCOM Networks with dynamic IP.

Yes, I know, there are more important and tragic things happening in the world right now, but I'll write about them if I'll find the proper inspiration.


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