Tuesday, June 08, 2010

David Foster Wallace on "puff words"

In class, we spend a lot of time learning to talk about who we are as the role, what we are pursuing, etc. And I strive to instill in my students an understanding of how important it is to speak about the scene in an immediate, direct, visceral way. That's why I like this so much:

(If you just see a bunch of HTML below, then click the headline above to go to my blog and watch the video)

William Burroughs shooting Shakespeare (with a gun, not a camera)

The Buddhists say that if you meet the Buddha on the road, you should kill him. I guess that's the idea here.

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