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January 29, 2005

Storage networking

PERRUQUE: A French idiomatic expression meaning work one does for oneself in the guise of work done for an employer, as when one photocopies personal material on the office account, or the like. In The Practice of Everyday Life, Michel de Certeau construes the idea as a socio-cultural trope of sorts, in which the socially weak (e.g., those who must work for others) make use of the socially strong (e.g., the bosses) by carving out an independent domain within the circumstances imposed upon them from above.

Just because you are stuck in storage networking is no excuse to be mean to svelte, successful Paris Hilton. Pathetic. But such is the sheep-like morality of ressentiment. And I do not blame Paris in the slightest for (allegedly) making off with that dvd, the existence of which was theft in the first place.

Despite the haters, season three of The Simple Life is off to a promising start with the travails of helping out in auto-repair ("Which one's the engine?") and the snake-pit existence of ad agency internships. That Paris and Nicole are vanguardist intellectuals of heroic resistance via "la perruque" is made obvious in the facial expressions of ad agency types so possessed with rage at photocopier misuse and slightly misplaced mail that they have forgotten, or do not care, that their little tyrannies will be televised.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 29, 2005 09:55 AM

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And I thought this post was about Nicole's obvious faux hair extensions! Perruque...wig...get it?
Oh, never mind.

Posted by: Rue [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 31, 2005 12:02 AM