Friday, October 04, 2013

It just keeps happening ... Fox "News" marking National Taco Day in the only way it can.

Hey, you are brunette, named Maria, give off a sexy Latina vibe, so you must have grown-up on tacos, right?  WTF!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

just some old emails to my class...

  • Key Diary Updates!!!! 
    Posted on: Friday, January 31, 2014
    robots!!!!! be sure to refresh your cache (reload your page) so you get the latest updates!!!

    over and out

    Posted by: William Nericcio
  • Posted to: ENGL220-03-Spring2014 English 220.03 Robotic Erotic Electric
  • good news and last chance to easily pick up your required textbook POETRY INTERNATIONAL  
  • Posted on: Friday, January 31, 2014
    more apologies as PI staff again let us down today!!!!... BUT, to the RESCUE...
    the editor in chief blew a gasket
    and now... more hours to exchange 6 george
    washingtons for paper and joy:
    read for details!
  • ---------- Forwarded message ----------
  • From: Jenny Minniti- Shippey 
    Date: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 2:36 PM
    Subject: Re: Poetry International Problems
    To: ""
    Hi again,
    Booksellers coming to your class Tuesday, and the office will be open 11-3 Monday and 12:30-3 Tuesday.


    T hanks, Jenny!!!!

    Dr. William Anthony Nericcio
  • Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences (MALAS)
  • Professor, English & Comparative Literature
  • San Diego State University | MC 6020 | A&L 273
  • San Diego, California 92182-6020 office phone: 619.594.1524 This email is a natural product. All noted variations in 
  • spelling and grammar enhance its individual character 
  • and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws or 
  • defects. As such, please do not forward this missive without
    asking permission in writing. links: cyber-index @eyegiene   textmex@facebook   blog   tumblr  

  • Posted by: William Nericcio
  • Posted to: ENGL220-03-Spring2014 English 220.03 Robotic Erotic Electric

  • this and that... 
    Posted on: Friday, January 31, 2014
    androids! robots! cyborgs! reminders that you have to 'like' our robotic erotic electric facebook
    page in order to get class updates--
    you can do that here. remember that
    facebook pages archive outside
    posts on a different page here--
    this is in case you are worried
    that your posting did not go
    also, i am seeing posts on social
    media with links  telling you
    where to see HER online free.
    setting aside ethical matters, it
    see a movie on a computer
    and in the theatre. in terms of
    brain science, it's an other
    experience altogether.
    there are great matinees
    tomorrow and sunday
    at fashion valley--a trolley
    trip away for those of you
    stuck on campus! believe
    me, Jonze's opus is worth
    7 bucks!
    updates to your page diary
    in an hour or two...
    bill nericcio
    head robot

Monday, September 30, 2013

Visit the Eyegiene/Mextasy Tictail Shop to Adorn your Walls with Textmextian Semiotic (and Semi-idiotic) Madness!

Semiotic Xicanosmosis: Remarkable 1960s Tourism Poster from Mexico Anticipates the Entire Pop Surrealism Movement in the United States and Abroad!

Marty Robbins, Breaking Bad Finale, Felina and More

I will probably come back to this soon to grapple with it in more detail, but I wanted to point out that Breaking Bad's conclusion is totally suffused with Tex[t]-Mextian intrigue, beginning with the Marty Robbin's ballad El Paso that provides the foundation (if not a total foreshadowing) of the final episode Felina's events.  Here's a good recap of last night's final episode--filled with spoilers (you were warned!!!).

Here are the lyrics for the Robbins classic and a couple of cool streaming versions of the song, below, one recorded live in Australia:


Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
Night-time would find me in Rosa's cantina;
Music would play and Felina would whirl.

Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina,
Wicked and evil while casting a spell.
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden;
I was in love but in vain, I could tell.

One night a wild young cowboy came in,
Wild as the West Texas wind.
Dashing and daring,
A drink he was sharing
With wicked Felina,
The girl that I loved.

So in anger I

Challenged his right for the love of this maiden.
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore.
My challenge was answered in less than a heart-beat;
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.

Just for a moment I stood there in silence,
Shocked by the FOUL EVIL deed I had done.
Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there;
I had but one chance and that was to run.

Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran,
Out where the horses were tied.
I caught a good one.
It looked like it could run.
Up on its back
And away I did ride,

Just as fast as I

Could from the West Texas town of El Paso
Out to the bad-lands of New Mexico.

Back in El Paso my life would be worthless.
Everything's gone in life; nothing is left.
It's been so long since I've seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death.

I saddled up and away I did go,
Riding alone in the dark.
Maybe tomorrow
A bullet may find me.
Tonight nothing's worse than this
Pain in my heart.

And at last here I

Am on the hill overlooking El Paso;
I can see Rosa's cantina below.
My love is strong and it pushes me onward.
Down off the hill to Felina I go.

Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys;
Off to my left ride a dozen or more.
Shouting and shooting I can't let them catch me.
I have to make it to Rosa's back door.

Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side.
Though I am trying
To stay in the saddle,
I'm getting weary,
Unable to ride.

But my love for

Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen,
Though I am weary I can't stop to rest.
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle.
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.

From out of nowhere Felina has found me,
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for,
One little kiss and Felina, good-bye. 

{more below the two videos}

addenda: check out UCSD profe Curtis Marez' piece on Breaking Bad in Critical Inquiry online.