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The Dangers of Cockteasing

What is more difficult to possess becomes more desirable, more fashionable. An object which refuses to become duplicated becomes more valuable, more desirable. A culture or sub-culture which mocks and rejects prevailing fashion, prevailing commodities, prevailing cultural values becomes fashionable, desirable, assimilated, violated, discarded.

An artistic stance which mocks and rejects commoditization becomes desirable and fashionable. Proponents of such stances become legitimized, are offered positions, jobs, opportunities within a community which belches with pleasure during post-engorgement detumescence, during each brief respite from its perpetually ridiculous self-ingestion.

We sit around yellow formica tables picking the bones of our magazines, festivals, and performances; licking the grease from our grinning quivering lips.

[San Francisco