Posts Tagged ‘david foster wallace’

Escapism

July 27, 2009

“In exchange for my $15, I have bought the confidence that next month, my $15 will buy me the same amount of unlimited time of not having to think at all.”– on World of Warcraft.  Toph Stuart, actionbutton.net

“Do you think it’s a coincidence that college is when many Americans do their most serious fucking and falling-down drinking and generally ecstatic Dionysian-type reveling?  It’s not.  College students are adolescents, and they’re terrified, and they’re dealing with their terror in a distinctively US way.  Those naked boys hanging upside-down out of their frat house’s windows on Friday night are simply trying to buy a few hours’ escape from the grim adult stuff that any decent school has forced them to think about all week.” – David Foster Wallace, Some Remarks on Kafka’s Funniness