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Some Dude: ...I was in the process of typing that exact thing
Some Dude: with less letters.
Me: Less?
Some Dude: oh shit.
Me: Less letters?
Some Dude: fewer.
Some Dude: OH GOD I'M SORRY
Me: I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO YOU ARE
Some Dude: NEITHER DO I OH GOD


aaaaaand scene.
/curtsey

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luvrhino
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
honing my weapon
You've read David Foster Wallace's Consider the Lobster, correct? More specifically, this review of the Dictionary of Modern American Usage.

I recently forwarded that essay to a friend. I need to avoid such things since they cause involuntary, socially repugnant pedantry on my part when i'm in the wild. I have enough trouble handling the consequences of my voluntary, socially repugnant pedantry.

OTOH, it's good to keep my weapon honed and ready to strike...such as when a dude was riding my ass recently for my failure to use the subjunctive mood during casual conversation, even though, were i to do so, it would not be without pretense. Fucker.
maddening
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Re: honing my weapon
I got through Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System, and Girl With Curious Hair. I've skimmed through A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and read bits of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (I have a copy I just can't get through it or I get distracted. Same thing happened with Alexi Sayle's books even though they're really good). But no - haven't read Consider the Lobster.

But I'm going to read this essay. And then I'm going to send it to "Some Dude" and he's going to read it. And then we're both not going to speak to each other because we'll be two twisted at the prospect of being the first to grammatically cock it all up.

So, what I'm saying is, it's really your fault that I will eventually fall out of touch with him. And I'm already mad at you for it.



no really





maybe
luvrhino
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
Re: honing my weapon
FYI, you can skip the section near the top that begins with "Save up to 50% — (and More)!" which was extracted from the title page. The essay itself starts in the following section.

Consider the Lobster is consistently very good. The opening essay is DFW at Adult Video News Awards. Sweet. I preferred Lobster to A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, which i generally enjoyed but suffered from slow bits.
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