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Old 06-26-2002, 06:08 PM   #1
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I'm ashamed...

... that this forum has some seriously ignorant posts/threads. Can some of you PLEASE go out and READ (non-fiction please).

Do we need to have sort of certification that people must achieve prior to posting in here? lol.

Now I know why I rarely actually get involved in my own forums.
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Now....
Who, um...
would we be refering to?
Hmm?

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I had a long list of nonfiction books on globalization (evils of), the environment, politics, etc., that I was going to post but now I think everybody should just chill out and go read "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" by David Foster Wallace. It's nonfiction. It's hilarious. And DFW is an amazing person. Read him.
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Elvis, I know how you feel.. It's a fight.. Fighting back the Frontiers of Ignorance, it's a tough fight.. a never ending one, but a necessary fight.

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I actually want to revise my statements above...


Sometimes I'm seriously ashamed to be human. It's not just this forum, I think it's a problem with the majority of human kind.
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Sometimes I'm seriously ashamed to be human. It's not just this forum, I think it's a problem with the majority of human kind.
I understand how you feel, Elvis, however, when you get in those moods, think of the great people in our world, both past and present. People like Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Jesus, etc. Then think of far less famous people, like the person who let you cut in line at a supermarket, or one who gave you a quarter for the parking meter when you couldn't find one - these are the people that make this earth a wonderful place.
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everybody should just chill out and go read "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" by David Foster Wallace. It's nonfiction. It's hilarious. And DFW is an amazing person. Read him.
joyfulgirl, you should go read this short story* by DFW. It's amazing. I read it while riding in a bus in Honduras, and I thought I was going to hurl from the way the driver was taking the twising mountain road we were on, but I still couldn't stop reading. It's the first thing of Wallace's that I read, and I had never read anything like it before. Really good stuff.

*don't miss the link at the bottom of the page to take you to the rest of the story. A friend of mine read that first page, and didn't realize for 3 years that there was more to the story.
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joyfulgirl, you should go read this short story* by DFW. It's amazing. I read it while riding in a bus in Honduras, and I thought I was going to hurl from the way the driver was taking the twising mountain road we were on, but I still couldn't stop reading. It's the first thing of Wallace's that I read, and I had never read anything like it before. Really good stuff.

*don't miss the link at the bottom of the page to take you to the rest of the story. A friend of mine read that first page, and didn't realize for 3 years that there was more to the story.
Thank you, Spiral--I just printed it out and I can't wait to read it! I'm such a DFW junkie. I just read one on a flight to Chicago over the weekend in the latest Conjunctions, as a matter of fact, called "Good Old Neon." I just checked the website, though, and it's not available online, but check it out if you get a chance.

He is probably my favorite contemporary writer. I met him once at a reading and he is soooo nice and shy and kind of endearingly awkward. He's also a bit of a genius, I think.

I also recommend "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" (some brilliant, sick stuff in there though some say lacking in heart) and "Girl with Curious Hair." I am soon to tackle his 900 page tome "Infinite Jest".



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Sometimes I'm seriously ashamed to be human. It's not just this forum, I think it's a problem with the majority of human kind.
*cough* check out my sig....sad but oh so true
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Sometimes I'm seriously ashamed to be human. It's not just this forum, I think it's a problem with the majority of human kind.
Oh God, I agree with you 100%. And i've felt that way just about every day , for most of my life...

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