“Renowned author Dan Brown got out of his luxurious four-poster bed in his expensive $10 million house and paced the bedroom, using the feet located at the ends of his two legs to propel him forwards.”
“If you’re looking for a link to this GIF, you won’t find it here. That’s because, mid-laugh, I considered this [person] as an actual human being, moving through the world somewhere, possibly embarrassed that documentation of [their] genuine enjoyment had been repurposed into a nutty-looking punch line. I felt clammy.”
- When laughing at an epic fail is no laughing matter by Rob Walker
More commas, please.
i personally didn’t enjoy the philosophical or deep side of the book, i have read much much better books in that regard.
It is 540somepages of boring whaling details.
I think if you made it into a short comic strip, you would have liked it.
There is no suspense, and I find the idea of people hunting whales offensive. Offensive with a capital O.
No wonder Melville flopped as a writter.
OMG, this is tedious and torture to read.
A liqueur made only for drinking at the end of a revoltingly long bottle party when all the drinkable drink has been drunk.
Of amateur actors, to adopt a Mexican accent when called upon to play any variety of foreigner (except Pakistanis - from whom a Welsh accent is considered sufficient).
To strongly desire to swing from the pole on the rear foot plate of a bus.
A nostalgic yearning which is in itself more pleasant than the thing being yearned for.
Descriptive of the pleasing coolness on the reverse side of the pillow.
One who washes up everything except the frying pan, the cheese grater and the saucepan which the chocolate sauce has been made in.
To beat an expert at a game of skill by playing so appallingly that none of his clever tactics or strategies are of any use to him.
The rouge pin which shirtmakers conceal in the most improbable fold of a new shirt. Its function is to stab you when you don the garment.
“Raymond Carver’s OKCupid Profile, Edited by Gordon Lish”
I am a writer and poet,
one, bear with me here, of the “major” writers of the late 20th century, though just typing that felt desperate. I received a B.A. in English at Humboldt State University, then went on to attend the esteemed Iowa Writers’ Workshop, thus launching my career. I also like to drink.
[More here, courtesy of Jimmy Chen]