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6 Responses to "Book News for Wednesday, February 1, 2006"
February 2, 2006 at 05:06 PM
stagnant, banal, meaningless media darling or not, his super bowl blog is a riot.
February 2, 2006 at 09:18 AM
please excuse grammatic inconsistencies. klosterman makes me angry, because his "artful analysis" of anything, is often incredibly banal, and devoid of acute penetration. he wears low-brow on his t-shirt as though it were a badge of honor, and has shown zero signs of growth from his first book until now. he seems to be nothing more than a momentary media darling, and in literary circles his culture-critique amounts to not much more than bathroom reading. go ahead. someone make a joke about what they read in the bathroom . . .
2 for the cobra
February 1, 2006 at 05:36 PM
jumping away from klosterman: i just found that for a mere $4 more, you can get tango and cash AND cobra in a bundle. how sweet is
February 1, 2006 at 05:23 PM
to which i respond: i HEART chuck k! sorry, but anyone who can slip artful analysis of robert altman films into a super bowl commentary needn't fear falling off my reading list anytime soon.
February 1, 2006 at 05:15 PM
tell me, pipi, does culture's fall include the use of unnecessary apostrophes? sincerely, a klosterman fan
February 1, 2006 at 03:58 PM
chuck klosterman is one of the lamest people on the planet, and what's worse, entirely too well liked by the reading public. if anyone is curious as to just how someone as insipidly pedantic and flash-in-the-pan-y klosterman is gaining favor, do yourself a favor and read oswald spengler's 'decline of the west' which details the how's & why's of civilization's rise as mirrored by culture's fall. klosterman represents another well-sounded death-knoll for the presence of MEANING in today's pseudo-ironic, hipster "i really am a nerd!" lifestyle, for white people between the ages of 12 and 35, who by the age of 35 have not figured out that they are no longer 12. for the record, klosterman is mildly well-read. this means that he's carried a few books during subway and bus rides. it does NOT award him the merit normally associated with 'nerds', who are people whose intelligence is quite unattainable by klosterman, with his juvenile and tepid imagination.
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