You can eat your cake and read him too

A gloriously delicious birthday cake (yes, I am 45 in a week) arrived at the start of the Marx reading group last night – this slightly out of focus pic does not do it justice at all. Proof was in the eating. It was so much better than “Godfrey’s cordial” (mentioned on p518n) and took all pain away (521, 522, 587 – see as an alternative the section on baking on 358). Thanks to everyone, but especially Janina and Jeff who baked the bearded one. But also, folks, thanks for the chocolate version, with candle, Andy, Daisy, whoever was responsible. And happy birthday Mark too. Now how do I deal with this hangover? I have a class in two hours. Gulp of cordial perhaps would help.



About john hutnyk

Writer on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism. Studied and taught in Australia at Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in the UK in Manchester University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Research; before moving to Goldsmiths in 1998, and becoming Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2004-2014. Has held visiting researcher posts in Germany at the South Asia Institute and Institute fur Ethnologie at Heidelberg University, and Visiting Professor posts in InterCultural Studies at Nagoya City University Japan, Zeppelin University and Hamburg University, Germany, Sociology at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey and at the Graduate institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Immediate past adjunct Professor of RMIT University, Melbourne and GIAN Visiting Professor Jadavpur Uni Kolkata.
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4 Responses to You can eat your cake and read him too

  1. Cristobal says:

    Happy 45. Hey nice cake!My birthday was also this monday (33).cristobal

  2. victor says:

    He, he, he, but doesn’t he look a bit like Santa? And, as you know, Santa Karl only give handouts for Good Marxists, and a Good Marxist you are not, John. Anyways, now you are half way to 90. Good work! /Victor

  3. John Hutnyk says:

    xmas teaches kids to love capitalism

  4. Anonymous says:

    John kindly gave us the last piece. It was the best Marx cake we have ever eaten! How did you do it? The chocolate hammer & sickle was a nice touch. Thanks Nat & Silvia

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