oulipost #25: continue (doing what is an ethnographic reality)

continue (doing what is an ethnographic reality)

Clips of the new series shown to advertisers Thursday
featered loud arguments, a snowmobile
rider flipping and crashing, and people jumping naked
into a lake through a hole cut in thick
ice. The press conference was held
in the yard of de Lima’s home,
which she said her grandparents bought
in 1921. The annual
program, which recognizes teachers “for
their dedication
to teaching
and inpsiring
students”
received more than 1,400 nominations
this year.

“When I went down to Anchorage
to pick up tickets down there,
I brought back only maybe 500
tickets,” she said. “We always felt we would
continue doing what is an
ethnographic reality, where you’re going
into a culture
and shining a light
on what’s going on.”

The ice surrounding the tripod
is starting to resemble
swiss cheese. “You can see it accumulating
on the snow and,
when the windows are open
in the summer,
on our window sills and indoor
furniture,” she said.

The show is expected to premiere
this fall.

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Source Material:
Bauder, David. “MTV finds wild crows in Alaska with ‘Slednecks.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 25 April 2014. Web. 25 April 2014.

Staff Report. “North Pole’s Segler name district’s BP Teacher of the Year. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 25 April 2014. Web. 25 April 2014.

Mowry, Tim. “Nenana Ice Classic jackpot tops $363,000.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 24 April 2014. Web. 25 April 2014.

Mowry, Tim. “Fairbanks clean air groups file lawsuit against EPA.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 25 April 2014. Web. 25 April 2014.

Prompt:
Larding, or sentence stretching. Choose a two-sentence passage from an article. Between those two sentences, insert another sentence. Then insert a sentence in each gap now existing, and so on. I did just this, and added line breaks and some punctuation as needed. All of the quotation marks were original. This is the first prompt, I believe, where I retained complete phrases. It’s a challenge to give entire sentences new meaning.

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