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usatoday:

Happy 33rd birthday, MTV.

Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Last Interview by Mónica MaristainTranslated by Sybil PerezWith An Introduction by Marcela Valdes

Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Last Interview by Mónica Maristain
Translated by Sybil Perez
With An Introduction by Marcela Valdes

Leigh Brackett induced in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame
EPM Museum.org Seattle
Current other exhibitions- Nirvana- Jimi Hendrix

Leigh Brackett induced in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame

EPM Museum.org Seattle

Current other exhibitions
- Nirvana
- Jimi Hendrix

Paul Di Filippo reviews Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
The Barnes and Noble Review.com
My 
"Maybe in a way because I don’t perceive that we have a lot of rituals for establishing adulthood in our society. It seems for me that it’s been about the impulse to rush out and buy a lot of stuff so I feel like a grownup, or commit to a relationship at age 17 so I feel like a grownup. It’s about trying to, in a way, arbitrarily complete myself with a rite of passage, because there is no rite of passage that says, "Okay, now you’re an adult." That idea of identity is always an issue for me. Personal identity seems like it’s just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in Breakfast At Tiffany's to Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you’re given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?”
My Response:   Argh!  You’re bombarding me with my own words.  Soon this blog will consist of just me conversing with myself.  David Foster Wallace was so right when he said writing was just masturbation, just “sitting alone, getting yourself off.”

My

"Maybe in a way because I don’t perceive that we have a lot of rituals for establishing adulthood in our society. It seems for me that it’s been about the impulse to rush out and buy a lot of stuff so I feel like a grownup, or commit to a relationship at age 17 so I feel like a grownup. It’s about trying to, in a way, arbitrarily complete myself with a rite of passage, because there is no rite of passage that says, "Okay, now you’re an adult." That idea of identity is always an issue for me. Personal identity seems like it’s just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in Breakfast At Tiffany's to Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you’re given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?”

My Response:   Argh!  You’re bombarding me with my own words.  Soon this blog will consist of just me conversing with myself.  David Foster Wallace was so right when he said writing was just masturbation, just “sitting alone, getting yourself off.”


("Survivor"-based question:) Have you ever eaten squab?
Anonymous

chuckpalahniuk:

No, do you like eating things with tiny bones?  Since ‘Choke’ I worry about choking in public and everyone laughing and accusing me of faking while I die at their feet.

Is that you in the last scene of the movie Choke sitting next to Victor on the plane? If it is, do you also make an appearance in Fight Club?
Anonymous

chuckpalahniuk:

No, David asked me to appear in ‘Fight Club’ but I balked.  My fear was of sitting through the film, dreading the moment I’d walk through the shot.  But, yes, I am in ‘Choke.’  It was a moment of weakness and I just happened to be wearing my favorite orange-plaid sport shirt.   Pretty snazzy, huh?