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Tue, Jul. 20th, 2004 09:45 am
Superlegitimacy: passion and ecstasy of a Tokyo train driver

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sirdonut
sirdonut
sirdonut
Tue, Jul. 20th, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC)

Mr. Japan train driver sounds no different from the old guy who drove our trolley one time in New Orleans. He yelled at all the cars blocking our path and announced the buildings as we were passing and their significance in detail.

"Hold that wagon! I'll cut right through that wagon!"

"Tulane Hospital right up here...chop ya up, cut ya up, drug ya up, sew you up!"

He was Mr Trolley Car driver.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Jul. 20th, 2004 06:06 pm (UTC)

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!

Different, different, different, different, different, different, different!

Ultra-rigid ballet, not personal expression!

Total formula. The system finding expression in one willing, heroic cog.

Erasure of all spontaneity, and its replacement by an elegant expressiveness which is not the driver's, but that of the superlegitimate system speaking through him.

Impossible to chat or pass the time of day with my Driver. Like chatting with a priest in the middle of a grave sacrificial rite.

Utter concentration on the moment. Cold, objective, impersonal, cute, elegant, beautiful, rigid, formal.


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charleshatcher
charleshatcher
charleshatcher
Tue, Jul. 20th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC)

It seems the East is not lacking in its own delusions.


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sirdonut
sirdonut
sirdonut
Tue, Jul. 20th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)

yeah but he was adhering to the new orleans formula: boisterous, loud, wild, off-the-cuff.

not arguing, just addin to the idea you put forth, that this person has an analog in the states.


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stanleylieber
stanleylieber
Stanley Lieber
Wed, Jul. 21st, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC)

The pursuit of the calm reflecting pool makes waves.


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