Friday, February 6, 2009

Land Without Bread

11:12 AM Cortes: so when Rachel and her friend went to Portugal a month ago, i met some dude out one night and we got drunk and talked and all that. the next he came by and smoked me out. mind you hes a yank from New Orleans living in SF
the day he left, he left a copy of Mischner´s "Iberia" on my doorstep
you heard of it?
Pisarro: have not
11:13 AM Cortes: any way, its some seminal text on Spain, written in the sixties by some whitey from Penn. he told me to write him when i finished it whith what i think, bc hes SO into it.
turns out its about one of the most racist things ive read
11:14 AM so colonial sounding
its like the journal of Bartolome de Las Casas
you can look that up`if you need
Pisarro: i will
racist in which way and against who?
11:15 AM Cortes: an example.
"the spaniard peasants who i encountered had leathered skin and even their best clothes were torn. but they were each more handsome than the last"
shit like that
i mean it was like ´55
not 1492
anyway, im not sure what to write this guy
Pisarro: its like when conrad writes about the high cheekboned savages with their skin like obsidian
11:17 AM it's like, did someone just say "black muscles"?
Cortes: i know
i was waiting for head measurements
i put it down after 50 pages
Pisarro: yeah
this is going to be a weird convo
"interesting book luke"
11:19 AM Cortes: exactly. i dont want to write him at all, but i always run into people i avoid. ill see him in the Mission next month
Pisarro: exactly
Cortes: ill just say i loved it, especially the parts about the gentle savages
11:20 AM Pisarro: i once went to a dinner not long ago and a girl asked me if i liked the film "Irreversible" I said I LOVED IT. Then, immediately thereafter, "well ahem, as much as anyone COULD like that movie ... i guess ... more wine?" (psst that movies is the bomb son)
11:21 AM Cortes: haha
its like admitting you like to be beaten during sex
Pisarro: you appreciate it for aesthetic reasons
11:22 AM "i really only get beaten for the articles"

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