Dan Nester

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Ben Greenman’s fragments from Tiger! The Musical .

Dan Nester on The Outfield at Poets Off Poetry.

Here’s an analysis of The Economics of Pinball.

That image, btw, is borrowed from today’s post at The Weaklings: Pictures of 14 Scandinavian Theme Parks.

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December 7th, 2009 / 12:13 pm

Dan Nester Doubles Down on Mean: FUCK GERUNDS


Just fuck ’em.

Or better yet, let’s fucking fuck gerunds.

That way, it–the fucking–will keep going into the eternal present.

That is all.


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October 28th, 2009 / 11:48 am

GUEST MEAN: Daniel Nester

about_danielnester_2006_office4eIn preparation for MEAN WEEK, I sent out a small call for meanness from some people whom I trusted to have some bile to spill. Pretty much everyone ignored me, or else g-chatted gleefully and cruelly but refused to go on-record (I made non-anonymity a requirement). Only Dan Nester–author of How to be Inappropriate–actually sent me something usable, and so he is the first contributor to a new feature that I hope will outlive MEAN WEEK, and appear as often as needed from now on. It is called “Breaking the Cycle of Consent,” where a person announces her or his unwillingness to continue pretending to respect things that s/he has absolutely no respect for. It’s not (necessarily) a call for the things in question to change in any way or to “be stopped;” it is simply an announcement to the world that one does not respect these things, and is no longer going to pretend that one does simply for the sake of social codes. Dan is tired of pretending to respect The Lyric Essay.


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October 27th, 2009 / 11:55 am