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mr. grant’s rant: tai-chi-on-speed dancing

I am reminded of the famous scene in The Magic Christian…‘if you want it here it is come and get it…‘ but feel it an inappropriate memory to share with Mr. Grant Jr, who is relishing the moment as only a twelve-year-old can while trying not to wet his pants…

mr. grant’s rant: i’m tired so get lost

First off, a number of readers have written asking when we’re gonna get off our butts and post an archive section of past issues. Oh I get it. Like it’s our fault you were screwing off and missed the first seven editions of Smokebox!”     In spite of my…

mr. grant’s rant: revolution number nine

Covert and Sage had a hell of a conversation, full of revolutionary concepts such as creative independence, standing up for your principles and the nature of artistic compromise. We’re publishing the interview in its entirety. Read it, enjoy it and take hope from the fact that people like Greg Sage…

mr. grant’s rant: the nature of the beast

Surrender is the ultimate pose of defeat. Disdain and detachment are even worse because you know better. There’s nothing hip, smart or defiant about indifference…“     Let us pause for a moment of reflection… Smokebox Ten ended up as our most thought provoking collection to date. Although I’d like…

mr. grant’s rant: war of words

I’m no scientist, but seems like by either definition the poor primate had his privates hooked-up and volts were delivered…”     I had to laugh when, while drinking a bottle of “premium” water I read the news brief in US News & World Report that Monica Lewinsky is trying…

mr. grant’s rant: blame the tears

There’s something I find deeply unsettling about the combination of flags, god and bombs. The ‘god is on our side’ argument has helped facilitate some of the most gruesome and inhumane periods of warfare in the history of the world as we know it…”     One of the problems…

mr. grant’s rant: where’s my machine gun?

What sort of mess exactly were the schools in when I attended? We never got to even hold a gun on field trips let alone discharge one. What’s more insulting, I attended a private Catholic school, where surely no shortage of wealthy, God fearing, gun-wielding parishioners funded that fiendish little…

mr. grant’s rant: you’re a mean one, mr. grinch

The consumptive shroud feels more malignant this year — with the new ‘spend proudly, you patriot you’ sentiments circulating like bad wind at a Chicago Bears tailgater. It seems redundant to have to delve into the true spirit of Christmas in any sort of mature conversation, but Christmas does seem…

mr. grant’s rant: don’t be cruel

This new genre are no longer game shows. The actual ‘game‘ part of these programs is a very minor sub-plot to the actual administration of punishment…”     I tend to attach myself to a view debated over steaks at a decadent LA supper by two colorful characters in Jim…