David Foster Wallace “Backbone” An Excerpt from the soon to be released The Pale King
The only other writer I know of who is as clever and interesting as DFW in their description of the body as a site for social and personal anxiety is Shelley Jackson. If you haven’t read The Melancholy of Anatomy get on it already. It’s brilliant. In other news, Tax Day is going to be awesome this year because DFW’s book is released that day.
a tumblr cookie exchange program sounds like an idea we may need to work on further. just sayin’
GENIUS. I could make y’all ginger nuts, and I could be repaid in Thin Mints!!
I love anything with Ginger. And I love the idea of an exchange as well! I am in Chicago. I could have those Thin Mints in the mail this week. They’re staring at me and my self control is waning. Message me your address and they’re yours!
Tonight I’m going to the Baths, Braids and Houses show at The Subterranean. I’ve been looking forward to this show all week. My last attempt to see Houses ended up being a bust, so I’m pretty excited about getting to see them tonight. And the stuff by Baths and Braids I’ve heard so far has been excellent. I’m expecting an all around fantastic and chill show.
Here are a few tracks to get you acquainted with these awesome bands:
Next week’s show: Kitchens, Floors, and Weaves
“There’s no such thing as a free gift. I say this not as a cynic but as an anthropologist.”
Jan Muehlfeit, the Chairman of Microsoft Europe
[Disclosure: Microsoft is an Edelman Client]
And if you’re not reading OWNI, you need to be.
Banksy on being refused to appear incognito at the Oscars.
We can thank the producers of the Oscars yet again for ensuring that this year’s show will be another 4+ hour snoozefest that panders to Hollywood politics instead of celebrating actual ARTISTIC achievements. I’m still going to watch the show, mostly in the hopes that I’ll see James Franco suck at something.