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"As I reached the crest of the hill, a rap-rock band was playing. The justification for rap rock seems to be that if you take really bad rock and put really bad rock over it, the result is somehow good, provided the raps are being barked by an overweight white guy with cropped hair and forearm tattoos. The women from those few little farmhouses had gathered at their fence; they leaned and mumbled and dangled their canes. One of them was one of the oldest-looking old people I have ever seen, with stiff white hair and that face, like the inside of a walnut shell, that only truly ancient women get. She and her friends were actually listening to the rap rock, and part of me wanted to run over to them and assure them that after they died, there would still be people left in the world who knew how horrifying this music was, and that these people would transmit their knowledge to carefully chosen members of future generations, but the ladies did not appear worried. They were even laughing. I’m sure they remembered traveling circuses in the field in eighteen ninety something, and what was the difference, really?"
- Excerpt from "The Final Comeback of Axl Rose" from Pulphead: Essays   by John Jeremiah Sullivan

"As I reached the crest of the hill, a rap-rock band was playing. The justification for rap rock seems to be that if you take really bad rock and put really bad rock over it, the result is somehow good, provided the raps are being barked by an overweight white guy with cropped hair and forearm tattoos. The women from those few little farmhouses had gathered at their fence; they leaned and mumbled and dangled their canes. One of them was one of the oldest-looking old people I have ever seen, with stiff white hair and that face, like the inside of a walnut shell, that only truly ancient women get. She and her friends were actually listening to the rap rock, and part of me wanted to run over to them and assure them that after they died, there would still be people left in the world who knew how horrifying this music was, and that these people would transmit their knowledge to carefully chosen members of future generations, but the ladies did not appear worried. They were even laughing. I’m sure they remembered traveling circuses in the field in eighteen ninety something, and what was the difference, really?"

- Excerpt from "The Final Comeback of Axl Rose" from Pulphead: Essays   by John Jeremiah Sullivan

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I decided to move my CMP Exam timeline up. I’ll now be taking the test on July 20 which means I have 51 more days of non-stop cramming meeting and event planning logistics into my brain. I’m already dreaming in flashcards. I’ve complete cut myself off from reading anything that’s not CMP related. The magazines are piling up and my Kindle has a thick coat of dust on it.
Naturally all I can think about - besides what accrual accounting is versus cash accounting - is what book I’ll start reading immediately after I complete the exam. I just learned about Pulphead, a collection of pop culture essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan. This sounds right up my alley, well aligned with my love of Chuck Klosterman. It is on my To Read list for sure, along with a dozen others. Oh how I miss pleasure reading!
*P.S. I’m having trouble seeing images on Tumblr on my work computer, but everything looks perfect at home on my Mac. I wonder what’s going on. Is anyone else experiencing technical issues?

I decided to move my CMP Exam timeline up. I’ll now be taking the test on July 20 which means I have 51 more days of non-stop cramming meeting and event planning logistics into my brain. I’m already dreaming in flashcards. I’ve complete cut myself off from reading anything that’s not CMP related. The magazines are piling up and my Kindle has a thick coat of dust on it.

Naturally all I can think about - besides what accrual accounting is versus cash accounting - is what book I’ll start reading immediately after I complete the exam. I just learned about Pulphead, a collection of pop culture essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan. This sounds right up my alley, well aligned with my love of Chuck Klosterman. It is on my To Read list for sure, along with a dozen others. Oh how I miss pleasure reading!

*P.S. I’m having trouble seeing images on Tumblr on my work computer, but everything looks perfect at home on my Mac. I wonder what’s going on. Is anyone else experiencing technical issues?

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