The New Yorker on David Foster Wallace > He conjured the world in two-hundred-word sentences that mixed formal diction and street slang, technicalese and plain speech; his prose slid forward with a controlled lack of control that mimed thought itself. More [here](http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/03/09/090309fa_fact_max)
Yes! I think. The Pale King: “A long, unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace is scheduled for a posthumous release next year. ‘The Pale King’, excerpted in The New Yorker magazine edition coming out Monday, is set in an Internal Revenue Service office in Illinois in the 1980s.” (Via Daring Fireball.)
Thought provoking short film about photography and the desire to transform, by [Zach Arias](http://www.zarias.com/)
The world would look better to me were this Onion article true. bq. In deference to the memory of Wallace, whose writing on alienation, sadness, and corporate sponsorship made him the author of the century in stock car racing circles and whom NASCAR chairman Brian France called “perhaps the greatest American writer to emerge in […]
merkley??? “The Inept take meetings as the Adept take naps.” Interesting fella, that merkley. Good photographer as well.
I could learn to enjoy opera…
This is wonderful… Frozen Grand Central at Improv Everywhere
It sounds crazy, but I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books. I just haven’t been interested. Late last night I finished reading Bad Monkeys – the first complete book read via the Kindle – and enjoyed it so much that I thought I’d find something new. For some reason Harry Potter came to […]
How can you not love Christopher Walken?
Thought #1. At what point does the quantity-over-quality value proposition of user-generated content so overwhelm us with with crap that quality content becomes impossible to find? Seems it may have already happened. Thought #2. Something feels wrong when the value of a viral video becomes more important than the rights of those of artists and […]