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Arbitrary Detail: a definition

February 26, 2011


Endnote 84 in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest is the citation and publication info for a self help book on grief by Elizabeth Harper Neeld, called Seven Choices. The note goes: “84. available on ROM via Interlace or in (remaindered) paperback from Delta/Delacorte Division of Bantam-Doubleday-Dell-Little-Brown itself a division of Bell Atlantic/TCI” What does […]

Humor Writing: a definition

October 26, 2010


Could anything drain the will out of your body like Humor Writing? It does mine. Far be it from me to ever write in even the faintest direction toward Humor Writing or anything at all that resembles an essay with a punch line(s) the sole goal alone of which is to kill someone’s time dead […]

Deeply: a definition

September 3, 2010


Extremely Very and Incredibly Deeply

Pedantic: a definition

August 26, 2010


“I despise people who underestimate the beauty of pedantry, they are thoroughly mindless people, weak in judgment.” – Robert Walser, Institute Benjamenta This quote resides on the margins of one fellow blog Blographia Literia as an epigram, as the blog’s cipher. In it’s original context it is a joke (beauty of pedantry!). As an epigram it […]