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Today, we observe that Monty Cantsin is the Nicolas Bourbaki of pop rock:

I first encountered the idea of Monty Cantsin around ‘88, though he was created around ‘77. Monty Cantsin is a Neoist construct: an open pop star. Because in ‘77 they didn’t have the term “open source.” The idea being that artists could choose to record under the name Monty Cantsin, thereby generating a fake oeuvre for a fake pop star, confusing the fuck out of the uninitiated. (See also “Karen Eliot,” “Luther Blissett.”)

In other news, my first housemate to return from the holidays has discovered the Freezepop song “Shark Attack,” and is slowly driving himself and me insane.

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    • The algorithm is full of, uh, features
    • Posted Saturday, 29 December 2007 at 18:01 pm
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    The snowclone reminded me of my own little sighting of a trope in the making: It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

    If nothing else, check out the license plate.