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Everybody Dies: A Nesting Doll Puzzle

I found a piece in the second Electronic Literature Collection with an interesting name: Everybody Dies.  It’s a rather short piece about a few workers at a store called Cost Cutters.  They die.  And then, fish happens.  ­ The game … Continue reading

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World Lines

In Strickland’s Quantum Poetics essay, I found myself wondering about the term “world lines”.  Actually, I found myself wondering about a lot of terms in that essay, but that one stuck with me.  I did a little bit of research: … Continue reading

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A relevant comic

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2490#comic This comic really reminded me of advertisements in Infinite Jest.  The writer’s website is Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, highly recommended.  

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From One, Many

This essay very clearly relates many of the ideas in Infinite Jest; of course, in Wallace tradition, the essay is long as hell, but it gives a better understanding of what he’s trying to say about entertainment in Infinite Jest.  … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Day’s Struggle

“Mr. Gately Sir, I found myself sitting tonight in yet another Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting the central Message of which was the importance of going to still more Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings.  This infuriating carrot-and-donkey aspect of trudging to Meetings only to … Continue reading

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