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Pretentious level is over nine thousand!

If I ever start writing like this, please smack me upside the head. Hard.

(Via Lileks, who delivers a suitably snarky and parodistic homage.)

P, RS, stuckintraffik, tjstriker: you need to check out this T-shirt. It's relevant to your interests. ;)

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materia_indigo
Jan. 11th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Good grief, is he for real? Am tempted to write a parody myself, but I really should just get back to my novel.

Oh, I would just love to read what he thinks is wrong with American society.
wombat_socho
Jan. 11th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
I'm tempted to post the whole thing on /b/ so I can sit back and enjoy the abuse sure to be heaped on this pretentious dipstick. I have just the graphic to go with it, too.
nornagest
Jan. 11th, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)
Reminds me of Houseplants of Gor, for some reason.
materia_indigo
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
Houseplants of Gor was awesome! A great moment in literature!
wombat_socho
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
Wasn't it nominated for the Yugo?
materia_indigo
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Um, well, no. It's a real, actual written work.
wombat_socho
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, right. Curses.
wombat_socho
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but everyone knows that's just for laughs.
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wombat_socho
Jan. 11th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
...and compared to most he sounds positively humble and down-to-earth.

It all reminds me of Paglia's rant concerning the fact that it's possible to construct French sentences that literally mean nothing. IMAO what set Lileks (and me) off is the nose-in-air quality you mention. I do slice-of-life stuff all the time, as do you and 99% of the other bloggers out there, but the pretension isn't nearly as intense as it is here.

Private audience with the Pope? I should live so long. I'll be happy to get fifteen minutes with the local padre so's he can put in the fix when I croak.
materia_indigo
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
If he really wants to live more in the open air, he can give me his extra homes.
wombat_socho
Jan. 11th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but then you'd have to live in Europe. ;_;
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