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  • adj. wild, irrational, and undisciplined


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  • But all the stuff with the Maenad and her dionysian parties has gone on far too long, as did the shallow satire of the preacherman and his cute bubblehead wife.

    WOODSTOCK reviewed

  • Asheton went right back to playing Stooges guitar as if none of the intermediary years had passed, maintaining a tight steer on the shows as Iggy went his own dionysian way.

    Ron Asheton: The Coltrane of Psych Guitar

  • The early installation work of Borofsky Scary dionysian stuff.

    Firedoglake » FDL Late Nite: Politics in Pop Culture

  • Since it always rains for Orpheus, I promise you a wet dionysian unity on the dance floor afterwards.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • That's the part that really gets my dionysian goat.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Yet through the considerable christian debt management toledo of the father and son motioned one redeeming ray of humanity, the dionysian unachievable man swindled his offspring with take-up intensity, whilst the youth had for his parent a more than particular affection.

    Think Progress » The Runaround on Geneva

  • While he may not be "God" with a big "G" he certainly is a god, perhaps a minor dionysian deity associated with Priapus and the Nymphs.

    truly, Ron is God . . .

  • And on the other hand, one sees a complex of social and economic conditions which worked in countless irresistible ways against the rise of that dionysian spirit, that joyful acquiescence in life, that philosophy of the _Ja-sager_, which offers to Puritanism, today as in times past, its chief and perhaps only effective antagonism.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • Stack's in a cell, no wall phone. he is not some egotistical degraded existentialist dionysian idiot, neither does he represent any alternative lifestyle scam (give me a thousand acres of tractable land & all the gang members that exist & you'll see the Authentic alternative lifestyle, the Agrarian one) Billy didn't have an insurance plan, didn't get airsick yet his ghost is more real & genuine than all the dead souls on the boob tube -- a monumental epic of blunder & misunderstanding. a romance tale without the cupidity.

    World Gone Wrong

  • Then one dionysian night, after much drinking, they decide to make the most profound art-porn ever, straight dudes straight-balling -- and what follows is them trying not to pussy out.



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  • She adopts the Dionysian-Apollonian dichotomy : "The Dionysian is no picnic. It is the chthonian realities which Apollo evades, the blind grinding of subterranean force, the long slow suck, the murk and ooze."

    April 21, 2007

  • was she thinking of teh Nietzsche?

    April 21, 2007

  • Can't see this w/o thinking CAMILLE PAGLIA.

    April 14, 2007