Bob Black: Black Definitions

MORALITY? The idea in the mind of God that survived his death.

NIHILISM? Confusing transvaluation with devaluation.

NORTH AMERICA? The lost Continent of Moo.

PARVENU? Plays racquetball, can’t spell it.

PEDERASTY? Child rearing.

PESSIMISTS? Have chocolate tunnel vision.

POSEUR? Reads Edgar Allen Poe in the original French.

PUNK? Eine kleine Nichtmusik.

THE SEVENTIES? History’s 13th floor.

SUBURBIA? Valium the Dolls.

SURREALIST? A Dadaist with a Ph.D.

TRANSVESTISM? Skirts the real issue.

TRUST FUNDS? What else is there to trust?

TWO-PARTY SYSTEM? Two too many.

VANGUARD PARTY? See DONNER PARTY.

from Ideological Commentary 57, August 1992.