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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Address To Morgan Stanley Managing Directors

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Address To Morgan Stanley Managing Directors
dagblog.com — Official Transcript Date: June 26, 2014 Location: Moretti Grand Ballroom at The Watergate Hotel, Washington, D.C. I'd like to welcome the new class of Managing Directors of this august financial institution. Congratulations on your achievements and, of course, Hail Togroth the Sumerian.

Infinite Winter: Journey's End

Infinite Winter: The Monsters We Carry

Infinite Winter: The Monsters We Carry
dagblog.com — I have just reached a scene in Infinite Jest where 17-year-old Hal Incandenza reflects, in conversation with his deformed brother Mario, about the monsters he once feared and what he fears now: 'Boo, I think I no longer believe in monsters as faces in the floor or feral infants or vampires or whatever.

The Republican Civil War Has Begun

The Republican Civil War Has Begun
rollingstone.com — "The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles," Kevin D. Williamson wrote recently in The National Review , the stalwart voice of the right for more than 60 years.

Infinite Winter: The Causes and Effects of Terrorism

Infinite Winter: The Causes and Effects of Terrorism
dagblog.com — Infinite Jest is a terrorism novel. This is, in a lot of ways, no surprise. David Foster Wallace counted Thomas Pynchon and Don Delillo as influences and both of them were interested in the topic of terrorism.

Infinite Winter: President John Gentle and the Rise of Donald Trump

Infinite Winter: President John Gentle and the Rise of Donald Trump
dagblog.com — As recapped in the excellent biography by D.T. Max David Foster Wallace loved television and could binge-watch with the best of them in the years before streaming Netflix. Netflix is, by the way, something that Wallace seems to have seen coming. In Infinite Jest, Netflix is an entertainment company called Interlace that sells both streaming videos and entertainment cartridges.

Where were you, Senator?

Where were you, Senator?
dagblog.com — Any time you leave a bad idea or a dangerous idea alone, any time you ignore what could become an evil force, you wind up regretting it. -- Lindsey Graham Thank you for these wise words, Senator. I couldn't agree with you more. But pardon me for asking, where the hell have you been?

Infinite Winter: The Stages of Grief

Infinite Winter: The Stages of Grief
dagblog.com — Within the first third of Infinite Jest we learn what happened when Hal Incandenza, a brilliant tennis player on the rise and son of filmmaker James Incandenza and brother of professional football kicker Orin Incandenza, found James after his suicide by microwave. James is the auteur behind the movie "Infinite Jest."

Infinite Winter: Umberto Eco Is Dead

Infinite Winter: Umberto Eco Is Dead
dagblog.com — I've never seen David Foster Wallace connected to Umberto Eco. That doesn't mean it hasn't happened. But sometimes it is too tempting to compare writers just because they happen to write long books that are intellectually driven. There are many ways to conquer the beast of the novel of ideas and these two writers may not have shared many tactics.

The Way America Picks Presidential Nominees Is Dumb

The Way America Picks Presidential Nominees Is Dumb
rollingstone.com — The South Carolina and Nevada primaries are approaching and Super Tuesday - so named during the U.S. bicentennial year to make the party primary process sound like a meritocratic sporting event - looms. At this point in the election season, it seems we can draw at least one conclusion: The major party primaries are the biggest scam foisted on American democracy since the founders cooked up the Electoral College.
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May 05, 2016

RT @ethicistforhire: That Marx and Kierkegaard were in the same room at the same time will never not blow my mind… pic.twitter.com/g7NikHmkVw

May 05, 2016

RT @MagicRealismBot: At 2 o'clock in the morning all the sea serpents in Alabama are replaced by knives.

May 05, 2016

RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex.

May 05, 2016

RT @parisreview: “I'm happy when I'm traveling to know that the pilots are better pilots than I am a writer.” —Gabriel Garcia Marquez httpsbit.ly/1Lf98Z3//t.co/SjIOPl1YFC

May 05, 2016

RT @CorrieBaldauf: Hey #InfWin, still reading? Keep reading! We've got a bonus finale week of Guide Posts coming your way. pic.twitter.com/eHJbrzjUrJrzjUrJ

May 03, 2016

@lea you know who wouldn't rip on Madonna? Prince.

May 03, 2016

RT @parisreview: “I try to write as exactly as possible. I would try to do that anyway, audience or no audience.” —Harold Pinter https://t.bit.ly/18onxmdo/iC6IwLebXC


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