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What with the constant shuffle of YouTube viral videos, political blogs, and endless social networking, the new ground broken hour-by-humming-hour that sweeps aside (then, sometimes, brutally reinforces) national and social boundaries, I ask you: can Facebook be an art vanguard? And I submit to you, fuck yeah.

To wit: Oswaldo Pompa, a Dominican poet living in Miami, on “La Avenida de Pipas,” who promulgates la poesía, los artes del amor, y la Revolución de Fidel, y Jesuit dance.” We’re pretty sure that Oswaldo Pompa es un buen caracter de la vida moderna, pero, of whom? His friends list exposes a San Anto fan base, but his whims are eternal. When I posted my plans to head to Port Aransas on vacay and my disinclination to bring back a hermit crab, Oswaldo said “Si Sarah, beware los cangrejos! I was reciting mis versos de alma to a young waitress at the Texicali Resort on the moonlit beach when a pinche hermit crab crawled up the leg of my shorts and pinched one of my huevos! Protect your nalgas, mi hermana, for the hermit crabs are jealous of all lovers!”

Que viva este bon vivant! Que viva el arte en todas formas! Friend him, and learn.

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