Lindsay tears apart Michael Hirschorn's "quirk" piece from The Atlantic (mentioned yesterday). Good little debate there. UPDATE: Buzzfeed turned it all into a meme.
i think what really bothers people is the endless ironic-ness of our culture. quirk is great, irony w/o a purpose gets tiring after a while.
here's a quote from david foster wallace i ran into the other day, which says it better than i can:
"i find gifted ironists sort of wickedly funny to listen to at parties, but i always walk away feeling like i've had several radical surgical procedures. and as for actually driving cross-country with a gifted ironist, or sitting through a 300-page novel full of nothing by trendy sardonic exhaustion, one ends up feeling not only empty but somehow ... oppressed"
posted by yep at 7:40 PM on September 12, 2007
Tears apart? Um, Lindsay posted two graphs.
posted by taylor at 9:30 PM on September 12, 2007
That's long today!
posted by Rex at 9:35 PM on September 12, 2007
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