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IMs About This Recording

Was just chatting with Andrew about This Recording, which I find awesome and frustrating in equal measure. (Although sometimes frustration can loop back into awesomeness, of course.)

Then, this:

A: there was a mad men review of the episode with the rothko in it

A: that made me proud to be alive

R: ha!

R: wow

R: that’s praise.

A: yeah

A: and not exaggeration

A: i got really excited about living in these times

A: in a world where people can have and share ideas like this etc etc

A: golden glowing moment

A: (i’d probably just finished a cup of coffee)

Here’s the post in question.

Don’t sit around wondering about the golden age, the renaissance, the where-it’s-at — you’re in it!

November 1, 2008 / Uncategorized


And we have, in short, the Snarkmarket ethos:

Q1: What’s really amazing and important about what’s going on now?

Q2: Where could it be going?

Q3: How can I get in its way, so I can go there too?

Wow. That’s what I’d call an “additive description” — i.e. it makes the thing it’s describing better by being so good (and perhaps so charitable).

Let’s put that on the masthead when we relaunch this thing in November!

Howard Weaver says…

Being older, perhaps, I’d amend this to cite Fredric Jameson’s “postmodern sublime” — the simultaneous apprehension of dread and ecstasy.

Thanks you guys.

I find my website frustrating too sometimes…

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