Re: Interview with author of "Infinite Jest"

CobraBoy! (
Sun, 6 Jul 1997 17:36:49 -0700

Someone named Joe Barrera around 5:11 PM -0700 on 7/6/97, cleverly crafted

> "It seems to me that the intellectualization and aestheticizing of
> principles and values in this country is one of the things that's gutted
> our generation. All the things that my parents said to me, like "It's
> really important not to lie." Okay, check, got it. I nod at that but I
> really don't feel it. Until I get to be about thirty and I realize that
> if I lie to you, I also can't trust you. I feel that I'm in pain, I'm
> nervous, I'm lonely and I can't figure out why. Then I realize, "Oh,
> perhaps the way to deal with this is really not to lie." The idea that
> something so simple and, really, so aesthetically uninteresting -- which
> for me meant you pass over it for the interesting, complex stuff -- can
> actually be nourishing in a way that arch, meta, ironic, pomo stuff
> can't, that seems to me to be important. That seems to me like something
> our generation needs to feel." - DFW

What a fuckin' crock of shit. The only way to survive is to lie. Period.
Those that don't lie, those that have talent, that live truthfully get
eaten alive. Ask NBC, ask Viacom. Good idea's and talent delivered in
painful truthfulness is for the birds. Period.

And you joe should know that better than anyone. Ms has built a large
empire buy sending out "press releases" before a product in many cases even
exists. That is called a lie. And it hurts, and makes other people lose
their business, companies spend millions, and people get layed of. But it
works and puts you on top. Period.

Whomever this loser is, and I'm guessing he is a Canadian just by his
"intellectualization and aestheticizing of
principles" can come over every Wed. and mow my lawn.



You got nothing to say, so just keep it that way.
It's understood... SurfBALLISTICS

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