Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Aphorgasm #1

Persistence is a virtue. I wish I had more of it. But then changing my mind, the willingness to change my mind, is a virtue as well. I mean, to persistently travel down the wrong road or stubbornly believe something I know may be false--that's just stupid.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Larry Shitsverse: Tea

Chicory root
Dandelion root
Orange peel

Larry, that's just an ingredients list. You jackass.

Friday, April 22, 2011


aph*or*gasm n. A nugget of philosophical writing by Sub-sub-librarian. Usually composed in ecstatic inspiration, but of dubious wisdom and very much a letdown after just a few minutes.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cory Booker

Is anyone else a fan of this guy?
(I guess I should explain the link. It's an interview, and you have to click on the photo to start the video. They don't make that obvious on the Charlie Rose page.)

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Pale King's Fool

As soon as it showed up on Amazon last fall, I pre-ordered David Foster Wallace's unfinished novel, The Pale King.

He died in September of 2008. It still hasn't been released yet.

This is one of those long-awaited things.

The novel is supposed to be about IRS agents and their heroic quest to overcome the tedium of their jobs. April 15th is the book's official release date. So you see, it's a joke. Tax day--ha.

But I got this notice from Amazon a few days ago that said my order had been shipped already. ETA? April 1st. So I'm thinking--hm. Am I really supposed to drive home today, drumming my fingers on the steering wheel, imagining an Amazon package sitting on my front porch, the contents of which will recieve my undivided attention for days and days? Or would that be foolish...?