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Untethered and losing steam, the American parade floats onward.


We are living in anarchy, but in a historical anarchy. Our choices are limited by shackles of the past, traditions we and others honor out of lack of imagination or pettiness or fear or even actual spiritual commitment. Many of these traditions have ancient momentum, rolling relentlessly like an out of control parade float with no brakes.

Live from somewhere below the Mason-Dixon Line, Jeff Dorchen watches the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade™ with an assemblege of Dorchens, and considers meaning negation via botched idioms, branded Americana, biscuit availability, Northern privilege, fresh durians, swan eggs, the tradition of S.N. Balagangadhara, the Rockettes, marching bands, and the listing, grotesque dominance of capitalism.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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