Re: about no bad news

From: Steve (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 19:15:12 PDT

it isn't tragedy that escapes hokeyless

it's all hokey when it isn't real

crocodile tears and happyface comeons

salesmanship life vs real life

happy or sad it's the truth we want

no one better than the other

what happened is the question

let others judge the meaning

katika is reading about the sun

----- Original Message -----
From: "ef" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 1:45 PM
Subject: about no bad news

> i read it over. see my project is now all that happens in romania, i
> mean it has to be that, that is what's in my head. seemingly, there
> is no room for anything else. big surprise, huh. so now i am trying
> to archive all that we are saying, me, and of course, you. the story
> is us, also. so i read over things, to see where they fit.
> i read over no bad news. and i had to laugh. see, i always try to
> report the things, events, phonecalls, as truthfully as possible. try
> not to colour them. of course, ones person always tints them a tad,
> that is inescapable --yes, the jy fiction effect-- but hell, i try
> hard.
> what made me laugh is that, here, for once, all the news are not the
> latest bad news but nice, all's well news. rare news, to savour. make
> happy news. so i type it all in, 10 minutes after the phonecall.
> to have it all sound incredibly hokey, i mean, "katika is reading
> about the sun"... blech, sentimental horseshit. but that really is
> what she said, i am reading about the sun, she said, and thus i
> reported it back to you. did i cringe, yes. am i cringing again, oh
> boy, am i cringing again.
> see, the ironic thing is that tragedy writes better.
> anyways... i would like to do an experiment, if you guys are up for
> it. it would be kinda fun and interesting and stuff. take that
> nobadnews post and rewrite it. if a few of you would do that it
> would be real fun to see what it mutates into.
> would you?
> -e

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