This is more or less how I imagine my husband in...
whatshouldwecallgradschool: WHEN I TAKE THE FOOD AND BOUNCE WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS STUCK IN SEMINAR
Memory and the anti-politics of Anzac →
Because Anzac’s not an argument so much as an aesthetic event, it’s largely impervious to critique. Everyone knows the newspaper formula: you devote most of your space to praising the diggers and republishing various twenty-first century versions of the ‘old lie’ – and then you give half a column to someone to ponder what it all means.
Notes on "Notes on Hype" →
[Hype] engages people not on the level of the thing being hyped — it tends to posit the idea that everyone already knows what the thing is basically about — but by evoking a cultural conversation, as if there is some alternate answer to the question “Why is everyone talking about X?” than “X was heavily and concertedly marketed.”
On the happiness of procreation →
… having [a] baby, honestly, [is] the ultimate YMMV situation. So this is definitely a single-player account with little, if any, universal applicability. My favourite sentence? … you can have a wonderful life and experience all the possible human emotions just as well with a border collie pup and some kind of Game Meats of the Month Club subscription. A pro-having-a-baby,...
Teju Cole and Death by Twitter →
fait divers/small fates