My "postmodernism in twenty words" for my two classes didn't go so well from the p.o.v. with hindsight. I think that postmodernism arguments take on a similar form, usually having to do with some sort of enunciation of the "always-already." In other words, Foucault, Baudrillard, Derrida and I suppose probably Lyotard all use the phrase in similar fashion. The argument is that our understanding of whatever (an idea, the world, sexuality) is always-already tempered by our understanding of the idea of that whatever. In postmodernism, there's no escape not from the system (i.e. it's absurd to purport to "think outside the box" but there's no escape from systematicity itself. So there.
I have slight anger issues, but I am getting better. Here's something that occurred to me: my wife is currently living off a man that is below the poverty line. Her primary inclination in life is to spend money, whether she has it or not. She is seeking jobs with about as much alacrity as her schedule will allow (she takes a long nap every day). She does not pick up the phone, because she keeps it over ten feet away, and heaven knows you can't get that far in five rings. She buys and smokes cigarettes and then goes to get acupuncture for quitting smoking, deluding herself that it will be covered by insurance, while I just realized that it'll end up being my $100+ tab. And she didn't take her cell phone so that I could tell her this, which occurred to me just as I was paying our $83 monthly cell phone bill. The large monetary sum that we received for our wedding is disappearing, if not disappeared, and she professes no responsibility for its disappearance.
I guess a postmodernist would say that Adam Schenck is always-already in a shitty position, because my understanding of a shitty position is dependent on my understanding of a shitty vs. good dichotomy.
Anyway, it's Jess's and my anniversary. I think I'll get some sort of present for her.