February 5th, 2012 / 11:36 am
Music & Random

the superbowl uses roman numerals to identify each game

2. OK, you don’t want to read any fucking super “Can creative writing be taught?” posts on here so don’t, just skip this link and start pounding avocado into paste (for the guac dip later), but this one has some interesting points and some decent links. So.

Creative writing is about doing the work of writing, and the experimental innovator benefits from time, support, and guidance.

11. Super exchange between John D’Agata and a fact checker, Jim.

Really, Jim, respectfully, you’re worrying about very stupid shit.

7. Jim Ruland over at Hobart is REALLY cheering for the Giants tonight.

2. What’s your AWP book fair budget? I like to take a big bundle of cash and leave my card behind. I bring the card, and it’s butter my biscuits crazy.

3. How to handicap this Superbowl? Brady plays it cool but you can see in his eyes the wake up daily, the “WTF? I own $8,000 flower pots and can do things with my hair. This kicks ass!” Eli looks like he cuts Brady’s yard, and not well. He walks through life in a daze. Brady gets nightly cunninglingus advice from his Brazilian goddess wife (who could buy him out X 20). “Clockwise, fucker!” “Sorry,” he mumbles again as he rubs the back of his neck and walks out back and throws a football through his walnut fence (lands in neighbor’s spleen-shaped pool). Eli likes Applebees but thinks the Wonton Tacos Chicken are “Too dern spicy.” Brady sometimes eats sushi fried, OK? Eli once wrote a complaint letter to Wal-mart (about some frozen waffles that split in half upon toaster entry) but didn’t send the letter because, in his heart, he loves Wal-mart. Brady did attend the opera in Italy last summer, but he also took two Lorcet and a V&T before settling in his seat. Eli is scared of horses (their heads are way too big!). Brady likes to smell the tips of his own fingers. Who knows?

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  1. Anonymous

      Leave Eli alone!

  2. leapsloth14

      no. i have money involved. he must go down

  3. deadgod

      XI.  That book looks very interesting. 

      The very stupid shit you quote a reference to was D’Agata calling a test taken three years before a kid’s suicide the “last” quiz the kid had taken.

      D’Agata wasn’t writing a fictive person, or even about a fictionalized person (as with Shakespeare or Tolstoy).  Whatever crap he says about writing “drama” and not “journalism”, he was lie ying when he was making shit up.

      the confluence of these events, no matter how far apart they occurred.  The facts that are being employed here aren’t meant to function baldly as “facts.”

      When Kyl talks this shit – shit you wouldn’t accept from a child – he’s appropriately roasted for being a lying liar.  Why should D’Agata get a truthy pass when he writes about an actual kid who killed himself??

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  5. deadgod

      III.  I ‘like’ Eli more than Saint Brady; Manning has always been calmly gracious, especially in the face of egregious ‘questions’, and, however cool Saint Brady might be as a guy, his beatification has been nauseating.

      Also, Ruland (VII.) makes a strong argument for the Gi Ants.  (He does take the whole season into account in an expedient way:  the Patsies are on a longer win streak, the Gi Ants also backed into victory two weeks ago, and the Gi Ants lost to the Pinkwithoutwhiteskins twice.)

      That said, this 49ers fan hopes the Patsies win by five touchdowns.  (That’s not a prediction; I was surprised when the Patsies were made betting favorites and would take whatever points were offered to the Gi Ants.)

  6. Michael J. Martin

      ‘I bring the card, and it’s butter my biscuits crazy.’

      I feel that way when I go to the bar. I bring the card and then I wake up the next feeling tasting the beer and the after-sleep and I’m like, I can remember what went down, but I was in the passenger’s seat and the driver was me but I couldn’t stop the driver.

  7. Michael J. Martin

      Oh, and this is from that ‘What happened in Vegas’ article at Harpers, [D’Ataga]: “It’s not like there’s a quiz out there that’ll get jealous if we claim that this was Levi’s last quiz.”    ….. LOL.

  8. alex crowley

      hell, I’d smell the tips of Brady’s fingers.

  9. leapsloth14

      Wow. Who is Eli?

  10. Anonymous

      THE BEST

  11. karl greenfeld

      in D’agata I believa

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  13. Jim Ruland

      How the hell did I miss this? Is this the longest conversation about football on HTML Giant ever?