Maxistentialism: "Cookies," by Douglas Adams →
This actually did happen to a real person, and the real person was me. I had gone to catch a train. This was April 1976, in Cambridge, U.K. I was a bit early for the train. I’d gotten the time of the train wrong. I went to get myself a newspaper to do the crossword, and a cup of coffee and a…
funnyordie: Country Hick-Hop A little line dancing is what 50 Cent’s In Da Club always needed.
The other day Adonis, a great Lebanese poet, told me that the Arabic language...– Tahar ben Jelloun (via timeislaundry)
I had a teacher I liked who used to say good fiction’s job was to comfort...– DFW (re-post, but worth quoting in full this time)
Uggghhh… grad. school admissions offices are starting to make decisions....
jazzchannel: So What - Ast0r from Kind of...
The ‘my whole life flashed before me’ phenomenon at the end is more like being a...– David Foster Wallace, Good Old Neon (via maxistentialist) DFW = instant reblog
Talking Funny w/ Ricky Gervais, Louie C.K. Jerry... →
Can’t wait for this.
For fifteen years I have been intently studying earthly life. It is true I have...– Anton Chekhov - The Bet
Dennis Leary is terrible. You don’t need a bunch of doughnut-eaters at a focus...
No wonder we cannot appreciate the really central Kafka joke: that the horrific...– David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays (via: mianoti & ohnonotme)
New s**t has come to light: information seeking...
fuckyeahbiglebowski: booklover206: An academic paper: Abstract: The authors of this paper use characters from the 1998 film The Big Lebowski to illustrate the intricate, self-defined nature of information seeking behavior and the ways in which personal characteristics contribute to the success or failure of an information search. Best thing I have read in a while. (h/t GKM) Very, very...
Are tests biased against students who don’t give a shit?
Thank you Jon Stewart for having so much class. IMHO, your sincerity tops your...
…in charting an innovative course for literary practice, Wallace does not...– Marshall Boswell
…artistic stasis pervades pop culture because the early postmodern...– via
David Foster Wallace: Sincerity vs. Irony →
The first half of this master’s thesis is a brilliant exposition of everything I love about DFW. If you are a fan, you will find this essay thoroughly good.
A Philosopher of Religion Calls it Quits →
via Leiter Reports