Possible Literary Origin of Most-Often-Uttered Phrase on ESPN “It is What it is.”

Sentence One of V.S. Naipaul’s A Bend in the River:

“The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.”

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October 15th, 2010 / 8:16 am

lokes in damp 3 hotos

1. Neil from ESPN has been emailing me. And he says, “In short: We’re inviting folks to submit (to sports-themed short stories of up to 3,000 words, and the best story (as picked by me and the editor of Stymie) will run in a future issue of ESPN. Then comes the fame and fortune, naturally.”

If you have a sports story, send it. Deadline is June 1st.

2. I just got an iPhone. Why should writers care? What can I do now besides take notes and commit “Douche baggery in a mesmerizing false flame.”

3. This invisible bookshelf is like emo-in-a-seatbelt badass.

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May 10th, 2010 / 5:03 pm