October 25th, 2011 / 1:28 pm

“I was born to be shallow; I wasn’t born to be deep.”

For Tim Jones-Yelvington, who recently began an interesting conversation about surfaces and the superficial…

PS – from the comment stream on Tim’s post, A D Jameson and I have decided to hold a conversation/debate/dialogue on experimental literature, the role/function of art, and other gooey topics, this December here at HTMLGIANT…so, stay tuned!


  1. Tim Jones-Yelvington

      Bio essentialism and surface in the same sentence. Perfect.

  2. Tim Jones-Yelvington

      girl worked those hips.

  3. Tim Jones-Yelvington

      Alan Thicke’s talk show was seriously called “Thicke of the Night?” Amazing.

  4. Erik Stinson

      the canon 

  5. A D Jameson

      Excellent! And excellence!

  6. Ken Baumann

      Rad! I love gooey conversations. And you & AD are braiiiins.

  7. John Minichillo

      Should be interesting. Based on your past threads on the topic, it seems there are things you don’t agree on.

  8. Nathan Huffstutter

      Some possible ground-rules:

      1. AD has to tie his Shklovsky behind his back and Christopher can have Guattari but not Deleuze.
      2. No biting.
      3. Each time someone says “cheers” everyone following the debate has to take a shot. Two shots for “cheers” followed by an exclamation mark or any superlative of “cheers,” such as “double-cheers” or “cheers to the max.”
      4. Signed copies of Giant Slugs and The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney should be offered to 
      the lucky HTMLG reader who correctly guesses the elapsed time before AD and Christopher set aside their differences and join forces against deadgod.
      5. Winner of debate to be decided as a function of total “likes.”

  9. A D Jameson

      But I like to bite!

  10. Nathan Huffstutter

      Careful what you admit to – being pretty street, I was using the term in a hip-hop sense…

  11. deadgod


  12. A D Jameson

      But so was I!