Friday, February 27, 2009

Ask the Doctors

Plabnox Cures introduces its latest feature, "Ask the Doctors", in which Drs. Perofovich and Swinnard respond to viewers' queries.

Dear Dr. Swinnard,
I would like to read Henry and June from the unexpurgated diaries of Anais Nin, but I would like to know more about the content of the diary.
Literate Person.

Dear Literate Person,
The back cover of Henry and June says that the text explores the relationships of Nin with Henry and June Miller. Nin is enamored with June for the first fifth of the book, and after that she likely initiates a sexual relationship with Henry. I would speculate that the last 200 pages of this volume, and the three subsequent volumes, continue the repetitious, nonlinear, and fragmented diary form.
Dr. Swinnard

Dear Dr. Perofovich,
I'm thinking about reading Conduct Unbecoming by Randy Shilts, but would like to hear your review before proceeding with this lengthy tome.

Dear Reader,
The first 13 pages of the book contain the start of a detailed account of gays in the military throughout U.S. history. Later in the book, the author probably discusses ROTC on school campuses. I'm guessing he also includes quotes from interviews he conducted during his research.
Dr. Perofovich

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Plabnox, in a brrrrp move, breaks with the avant-garde

Effective immediately, Plabnox doctors Prosperina Swinnard and Peter Perofovich are abandoning all use of the term "avant-garde".

The avant-garde has become a genre in its own right; it has been categorized and no longer possesses its original meaning, which denoted a break from establishment or the evasion of categroization. The adjective avant-garde has become a vague, catch-all term for anything that is deemed different by its utterer (it no longer necessarily refers to something new, as it should based on its literal translation).

The doctors announce a new term to denote their art: brrrp. The word has no etymological roots in human language. Its exact definition and spelling are subject to change at the whim of the doctors. Therefore, brrpp will evade genre, specific meaning, and the fate of the term avant-garde.

Sunday, February 1, 2009