White Collar Holler

Fiction dedicated to characters embroiled in the ennui, absurdity, hopelessness, or outright criminal activity of a faceless capitalist corporation or obstructionist government bureaucracy.

By the way, the title of this list comes from a satirical Gospel style song (written by Nigel Russel, performed by Canadian folk legend Stan Rogers) about this very issue.
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message 1: by Bettie (last edited Jan 08, 2012 12:45PM) (new)

Bettie

And here is the song - brilliant!

Thanks


message 2: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Jan 08, 2012 12:45PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Bettie wrote: "And here is the song - brilliant!"

Woo-hoo! (And how did I know you of all people would be sure to find it?!)


message 3: by Bettie (new)

Bettie

Played it through twice just to catch the words - haven't we all been like that in our time. Funnily enough, don't miss it at all.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) "... hauling up the data on the Xerox line ..." ;)

(Can't speak from personal experience as far as that particular bit is concerned, but yeah, the general drift of the song sounds mighty familiar!)

I also love the bit about "making love to your woman at 10:53" ...


message 5: by Bettie (new)

Bettie

yes - 10:53 was the bit that made me chuckle *looks at watch* - he'll be a bit tied up in a minute or so


message 6: by Ben (last edited May 22, 2012 07:59AM) (new)

Ben Glad you're both getting a kick out of it. I love this song and am a big Stan Rogers fan in general.


message 7: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Jan 09, 2012 07:04AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) BTW -- I'm assuming this is a list for "real world of today" books mostly, right? No 1984 and the like?

ETA: Or, for that matter ... Dilbert?!


message 8: by Ben (last edited May 22, 2012 07:59AM) (new)

Ben Themis-Athena wrote: "BTW -- I'm assuming this is a list for "real world of today" books mostly, right? No 1984 and the like?"

No, that's fine... I think there are already some dystopian novels on this list.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) OK. Added, then ...


message 10: by Bettie (new)

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message 13: by Bettie (new)

Bettie

hahaha - Dilbert is sometimes the only way to see it through to GAME OVER at 5p.m.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Would that it WERE "game over" at 5pm ...


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