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Medical Students USA 1964

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Medical Students USA 1964
 

 

"Ah - acromegaly - so that's what I have."

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From the Shortlist Daily http://www.gq.com/story/my-son-the-prince-of-fashion

 

Not one of Chabon's best works (the writing, that is, not his son!). 

 

I like clothing, otherwise I wouldn't be posting here on SF. I enjoy looking at it, discussing it, wearing it. 

 

I don't, however, think that it's important. Clothes are just things you wear to cover your body. Yes, some clothes look nicer than other clothes. Maybe some clothes will make you look cooler, or more attractive to whichever gender you happen to like. However, it's just clothing. 

 

These articles, or advertising campaigns, that purport to paint clothing as something ground-breaking, earth-shaking, something terribly exciting and important - it's not. It's not saving the world, it's not solving climate change or helping to save lives. 

 

Ultimately, it's not that big a deal. 

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Anyone close to an RMW outlet and willing to proxy?
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I would also be interested if someone was kind enough to proxy. I could have things sent to my parents in Brisbane, as they are most likely going to visit (and meet their grandson) at Christmas.
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Not one of Chabon's best works (the writing, that is, not his son!). 

I like clothing, otherwise I wouldn't be posting here on SF. I enjoy looking at it, discussing it, wearing it. 

I don't, however, think that it's important. Clothes are just things you wear to cover your body. Yes, some clothes look nicer than other clothes. Maybe some clothes will make you look cooler, or more attractive to whichever gender you happen to like. However, it's just clothing. 

These articles, or advertising campaigns, that purport to paint clothing as something ground-breaking, earth-shaking, something terribly exciting and important - it's not. It's not saving the world, it's not solving climate change or helping to save lives. 

Ultimately, it's not that big a deal. 

I found it interesting on two fronts the father son dynamic and that fact that the boy is alining his identity with his clothing and has been doing so from an early age, the comments about finding his tribe made me laugh. I could go into the visual pop/culture and anthropology aspects by deconstructing it but its not the point. I don't read GQ and I didn't think it was ground breaking in anyway just an observational story told by a father about his son with an interesting sprinkling of commerce, psychology, cultural studies and father son observation. Which is what most journalism in fashion magazines is, nothing deep or meaningful but just something to entertain and pass a few idle moments with. Must be why I don't read these things on a regular basis.
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TBH I think Chabon probably could have made it a much more thoroughly academic piece but chose not to. 

 

Kid looks cool in that MMM women's shirt though.


Edited by LonerMatt - 9/29/16 at 12:58am
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TBH I think Chabon probably could have made it a much more thoroughly academic piece but chose not to. 

 

Kid looks cool in that MMM women's shirt though.

 

You say that, but had he done it, you'd think it was pretentious.

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You say that, but had he done it, you'd think it was pretentious.

 

Would I?

 

I really love his writing - I've read almost all of his books - I've enjoyed all of them thoroughly, even the more obtuse and slow moving ones, or the one explicitly about academics.

 

I think JM is someone who might, if he is inclined, have a chat about Chabon's writing - which would be a cool way to spend some time.

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If the Chabon article was an academic piece it would have had a much narrower and stronger intellectual focus.

Actually it would never have been published in GQ it would have been have been in some obscure men's, fashion, cultural studies journal. And it would not have got the coverage outside of GQ that is receiving.

It was attached to The Shortlist Daily which is sent out by The Monthly. So it's pushing people's buttons somewhere and it's also posted on PTO.

I only realised after I posted it that he wrote The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay which I throughly enjoyed. I also have no qualms saying I enjoyed reading it for what it is.
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Would I?

 

I really love his writing - I've read almost all of his books - I've enjoyed all of them thoroughly, even the more obtuse and slow moving ones, or the one explicitly about academics.

 

I think JM is someone who might, if he is inclined, have a chat about Chabon's writing - which would be a cool way to spend some time.

 

It was a guess. I cannot recall you not being discordant. 

 

p.s

 

I don't think writing about academics makes one's writing academic. If I ever penned my thoughts on poetry (god forbid), it wouldn't necessarily make me or my writing poetic.

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I only realised after I posted it that he wrote The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay which I throughly enjoyed. 

 

A fantastic book.

 

The Yiddish Policemen's Union is also great. 

 

I must find a copy of "Gentlemen of the Road" as a friend of mine highly recommended it. 

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Actually it would never have been published in GQ it would have been have been in some obscure men's, fashion, cultural studies journal. And it would not have got the coverage outside of GQ that is receiving.

Please pass on details of such journals.
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Please pass on details of such journals.

My copy of Australian Cultural Studies A Reader was eaten by the dog.
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A fantastic book.

 

The Yiddish Policemen's Union is also great. 

 

I must find a copy of "Gentlemen of the Road" as a friend of mine highly recommended it. 

 

YPU is so good - so good. I found out it about in such an odd way - it got nominated for a few SF awards, but hey that's cool.

 

Wonderboys is also kind of fun, but probably a bit long. 

 

I need to read his first book, I think. Might check the library for a copy on the way home.

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