Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam

July 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments


We’ve made a game-time decision to join our countrymen in taking today off—or, at the very least, to work a half day, then take Microkhan Jr. down to the Graffiti Hall of Fame for a look-see (to be followed, perhaps, by a top-notch $2 taco). But we couldn’t jet without noting Uncle Sam’s 233rd birthday, which we’ll officially celebrate tomorrow. Our small tribute is above—James Brown at his most patriotic, letting a dour Ivan Drago know that he ain’t in Chernenko-era Moscow any more. Because nothing says “America” more than a bunch of Vegas showgirls in skin-tight turquoise bodysuits.

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  • Ell

    Fess up, you love this because there’s a skull on a stick!

    I had the pleasure of seeing James Brown in concert here in Oz – wow, what a night that was!

    Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    @Ell: Y’know, I didn’t get the skull-on-a-stick at all. How did it fit into the patriotic theme? And, more importantly, why was Rocky’s brother holding it?

    Never saw the Godfather live. But given that my son bears his saxophonist’s name, I feel like he’s a constant presence in my life.

    Thanks for the holiday wishes. A happy Fourth was had! In fact, this year we were able to see the Macy’s fireworks show from our fire escape–partially obscured, but better than nothing.

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