Sunday, July 05, 2009

David Buuck, The Shunt

David Buuck, The Shunt (Palm Press, 2009).

Stuttering, hemming, hawing, failing, flailing, and flopping, the comedian tries to coerce the narrative ideology of wartime into a punch line, but the punch is always awready pre-packed by Big Brother's Big Other. As Beckett almost observed, nothing is funnier (or sadder, depending on your tolerance for correct allegorical apprehension of permanent crisis) than someone trying repeatedly to slip on a flipping banana peel and getting shut down every time. The Shunt puts the "tic Alpo" back in "political poetry." Buy here or here.

1 comment:

phaneronoemikon said...

What is TiC-AlpO?


wv: ritiono