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oh, the shit eating part. always reminds of DFW’s warning on the very literal meanings of metaphors, see http://harpers.org/media/pdf/dfw/HarpersMagazine-1998-07-0059612.pdf (page 26.) (hope the link works, also: you might be familiar with it already.) and yes: may that momentum be with you.
wow. i started reading gravity’s rainbow last summer right after reading IJ, too. (COINCIDENCE? probably.) It didn’t work for me at all! maybe IJ spoiled it for me, or maybe I was just too tired after reading IJ. and no, i am not _not_ a pynchon fan (if that makes sense)… it just didn’t resonate with me on a very fundamental level; maybe it seemed more contrived, even, at that moment in time. Curious to know what you’ll think about it, though!
yeah broom of the system is really pretentious and fun only if you are into reading about writing about being, or whatever. IJ is the best, though.
(and I’ll get off my soap box NOW. you were a great audience!)
this is exactly how i feel about pynchon. kertwang!
i’ll give you another upvote for reading it again, which is what i’m in the middle of right now. it gets (even) better, is what i’m saying.
seriously though: i’m so happy to see an anonymous person on a blog i’m sort of peripherally connected to reading my favorite book EVER. cheers, bro. (for realsies)
it’s weird how it gazes right back into you, I find.
this has got to be the best installment of gabe and max.. (etc.) so far. that was all!
“yeah this is not at all what it was like, really.” – tom joad
bread and gifs, right?
i find myself looking forward to the one coogan is in. his role in 24 hour party people is an excuse for everything he ever did/does/might do.
there’s a inspiring tale. trying to change a man DOES WORK, is what needs to be said! more often!
i am so sorry. should have read the comments first. great to see we both make the same mind leaps though!
“come on! follow us! FOR EVER. AND EVER. AND EVER.”
i find it very appropriate that the soundtrack to this is lifted off the album my massage therapist played to relax her customers. #veryrockandroll
Yeah… I don’t think this discussion is really about the presence of evidence, though. Hawkin’s Popperian (yeah that’s a word) conception of science really revolves around the notion of falsification, not verification – or, the possibility that hypotheses/theories may be rejected (not confirmed) on the basis of empirical evidence. This does not mean that theories need to be falsified all the time in order to be scientific; it does mean that they have to offer that possibility to scientists. Belief systems like religions do not offer people this option, i.e., there is no way that anyone can falsify the existence of God through empirical research. the existence of heaven can similarly never be falsified empirically, so the claim that it exists cannot be scientific. #lecturingverycleverpeopleonthingstheyprobablyalreadyknow
also. this is by far the best tutorial for those on videogum who just CANNOT help wanting to GET TO IT. freaky robotized voice included. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHKrZ0E6eTg
are you… from the low lands by any chance? I remember my cousins (the bad side of the family) dancing to jump style (before it went mainstream via new kids). (too many parentheses)
fffffffffuuuu your idea. im sorry.
i’m worried about tony soprano’s crew, you guys.
anyone else reminded of Infinite Jest here? If only he had bought/rented actual time, then given it back to people having lost that 1.5 hours watching supersize me. should amount to a solid 10 years of payback… time. (sorry)
related point: I loved how he emphasized his capacity/desire to really “become that character” (a different character, i presume) and then showed us some acting entirely based on the whinging of an adolescent boy/”man”. potential, this guy has it!
i know. i posted that comment thinking, well, his whole genealogy being all messed up must have been difficult, too. and the cancer scares, and tony not being understanding about it. such a messy universe. still i think there’s something about the way that episode handled the whole alienation from certain “roots” was incredibly evocative.
by the way, does the tag #pretentiousgum exist? i think i’ve just gone there.
i just signed on to reply to this message. Wasn’t that the saddest thing to happen to Paulie? also: i miss Furio.