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April 24, 2003

If You Got It, Flaunt It. Otherwise, Fake It

Do you ever feel like the intellectual/cultural dolt when you go out to the bar or meet up at parties, as people debate the brilliance of Matthew Barney or Jonathan Franzen, or discuss how the White Stripes or the Raveonettes are reinventing rock music (again)? Or you ask yourself while smiling faux-knowingly, what the hell is a Fischerspooner?

Now there's help for those who want to up their hipster or intelligentsia quotient: Theory Trading Cards! Brush up on Lacan, Foucault, and Girl Power! Drop lit-crit and other references with a perfectly groomed, perfectly arched brow! Then duck out for a nicotine fix (whether you smoke or not) and flip feverishly through your cards to see how else you can impress your new acquaintances with your remarkable erudition.

Full disclosure: I admit it, I'm a snarky girl. But I won't pretend that I can expound upon any of the names I've just dropped above. Well, maybe I know a little too much about Girl Power. Does that make you feel better?

[Via Bibliolatry, who gave a gracious nod to the Armoire.]

Yours, &c., LC | 02:00 PM |