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Unpost Revisited

February 21, 2012

For this Tuesdays post you get… not much.

I arranged the back library into something that could be read. That took up an unfortunately large amount of time, but older posts are now easier to find and in chronological order.  Hopefully these unearthed posts will leave most of you with something new to read.

The reason (excuse?) for an unpost is that there’s a lot of good stuff coming up in the next few weeks, and it’s eating up too much time to write something worthwhile for today.  On Friday the oft delayed comic will go live (god help us all), and I’m already working on something pretty damn cool for next Tuesday.

In the mean time I’ll leave you with a quote from the late David Foster Wallace, think of it as a teaser for next week…

The next real literary “rebels” in this country might well emerge as a bunch of anti-rebels, born oglers who dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles.  Who treat of plain old untrendy human troubles and emotions in U.S. life with reverence and conviction.  Who eschew self-consciousness and hip fatigue.  These anti-rebels would be outdated, of course, before they even started.  Dead on the page.  Too Sincere.  Clearly repressed.  Backwards, quaint, naïve, anachronistic.  Maybe that’ll be the point.  Maybe that’s why they’ll be the next real rebels.  Real rebels, as far as I can see, risk disapproval.

Quote from the essay “E Unibus Pluram” originally featured in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, republished in (and quoted from) A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again.

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