Category Archives: Aaron

Patente et Machin

Patente et Machin is happily lambasted by the Trip Advisor community for its hipster proclivities, a title both well-earned and tremendously unfair. The staff kindly make allowance for my English, going so far as to take five full minutes to give … Continue reading

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The Loss of Silence

While part of me wonders how best to describe this to you, I think it’s safe to assume that anyone can immediately grasp the maddening truth of it: My left ear has been hearing a high-pitched whistling sound, something akin … Continue reading

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Tell Me How Much You Care

In the dwindling space of your day, in those precious few moments before your iPhone’s battery saps itself of all usefulness, tell me how much you really care. In the wake of the Bangladesh clothing fire – as pure a … Continue reading

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By Our Own Hands

A hypothetical futurist vision: Above every home floats a drone. Controlled from a centralized interface that is connected to the customer’s phone (or futuristic equivalent phone device), the drone is able to scan the faces and bodies of everyone approaching … Continue reading

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Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’

Sophisticated Pulp. It’s the name of this blog, and in so being, a statement not of intent but of taste. There’s a wonderful quote by the famous film critic Pauline Kael that goes: “Movies are so rarely great art that … Continue reading

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Absurd

Ornamentation as organization. Wretched faces in rictus grins. Social niceties seem to extend only so far as when money changes hands; can banking be that comfortable? Modern offices arrange barricades of ambiguous rule-sets, insurmountable mountains, unbeknownst to many, that serve … Continue reading

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David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’

  It feels as though there is no cinematic precedent for Blue Velvet, David Lynch’s low-budget 1986 film which served as a course correction after the monstrous critical and commercial flop of Dune in 1984. Putting aside that latter film’s … Continue reading

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