Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Futurist by Laura E Goodin


This is a short piece of fiction from this month's Adbusters titled The Futurist. It is written by Laura E. Goodin and set against the writings of FT Marinetti, the founder of the Futurist movement.

“We had stayed up all night, my friends and I,” I read, “under hanging mosque lamps with domes of filigreed brass, domes starred like our spirits, shining like them with the prisoned radiance of electric hearts. For hours we had trampled our atavistic ennui into rich oriental rugs, arguing up to the last confines of logic and blackening many reams of paper with our frenzied scribbling…”

“Oh, gaaaaawd,” said Tim. “Who wrote that? Not you I hope.”

“F.T. Marinetti. The founder of futurism.” Although this dangerous knowledge left me feeling breathless, I feigned a casual weariness. “A literary and artistic movement of the early 20th century, which glorifies mechanism and violence and repudiates sentimentalism.”

Tim made a farting noise with his lips. I decided to stop reading aloud.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's tripe.

Trace said...

It's bowel scum.

Sean Reilly said...

Much obliged to Anonymous and Trace for taking the time to comment - so few people do.

Unfortunately, like so much flaming, there are only the attacks without any reasons given - just the assault, without the justification.

I can't help wondering if this is the same Anonymous who called the story 'tripe' on the Adbusters website or if you are just mimicking that particular Anonymous.

At least Trace came up with the term 'bowel scum' which does not come up on either Google or the Urban Dictionary.

Well done, man.

Lushish said...

What's worse, Trace referring to 'bowel scrum', or Sean looking for it? Does it eat tripe?

Flamers are just attention seekers, and their comments should be simply deleted and ignored.

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Anonymous said...

Some people are just ignorant. This is ART. Dirty. Lovely.