Category Archives: General Interest

Artist’s Rendition of Mario

Hey guys! While I was snooping around the web preparing my blog post for tomorrow, I stumbled across this artist’s visualization of Mario: What are your thoughts? (P.S. I seem to have stumbled into an incredibly engaging world of fan … Continue reading

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FINISHING INFINITE JEST

So, I am really eager to talk about the end of the novel, and have been planning on talking about the end on Thursday, but if another class or two means more people will be finished and it improves our … Continue reading

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Erasing Infinite Jest

So a couple weeks ago, Brad posted a link to a twitterbot that was playing on the repetitive, infinite nature of IJ. I just stumbled upon another Wallace connection in the twittersphere: an account called “@erasinginfinite,” whose owner Jenni B. … Continue reading

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When Infinite Jest Is Just TOO Interactive; or, Martin Heidegger’s Vorhandenheit

Last night, when I went to take my tenth anniversary edition of David Foster Wallace’s  (1996) out of my bag, I discovered that time had been moving through it in a disastrous way. I had suspected that my well-read second copy … Continue reading

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The Decemberists’ “Calamity Song” and Eschaton

I just remembered this video by The Decemberists for their song “Calamity Song” that depicts Eschaton and I thought I’d share. Enjoy.

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A New Study of Addiction

To piggyback on the last post, a timely article just appeared on The Huffington Post by Johann Hari, “The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think.” New research shows that chemical addiction is only … Continue reading

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Addiction and Substances as Characters

Hey guys! As I was doing the reading for tomorrow’s class, I couldn’t help but notice how Wallace capitalizes references to addiction and the sources of addiction. To name a few moments, Orin refers to his sexual exploits as “Subjects,” with … Continue reading

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