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Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open

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an investigative journalism piece on the 1996 U.S. Open. some funny moments but nothing special

Foster Wallace, D. (None). Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open. In Foster Wallace, D. Both Flesh and Not: Essays. , pp. 127-166

131

[...] there is indeed about the Stadium crowd down here something indefinable that strongly suggests Connecticut license plates and very green lawns. In sum, the socioeconomic aura here for the day's headline match is one of management rather than labor.

—p.131 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

[...] there is indeed about the Stadium crowd down here something indefinable that strongly suggests Connecticut license plates and very green lawns. In sum, the socioeconomic aura here for the day's headline match is one of management rather than labor.

—p.131 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

descended from the same male ancestor as a specified or implied subject, especially through the male line

133

two ethnically agnate and archetypally distinct foes

—p.133 default author
notable
1 year, 5 months ago

two ethnically agnate and archetypally distinct foes

—p.133 default author
notable
1 year, 5 months ago

(noun) marine bony fishes that have the anterior dorsal fin modified into a suctorial disk on the head by means of which they adhere especially to other fishes / (noun) hindrance, drag

135

attach its name like a remora to the tournament's flank

referring to "A U.S.T.A Event" after all instances of "the U.S. Open"

—p.135 default author
uncertain
1 year, 5 months ago

attach its name like a remora to the tournament's flank

referring to "A U.S.T.A Event" after all instances of "the U.S. Open"

—p.135 default author
uncertain
1 year, 5 months ago

(adjective) extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding; refers to the River Styx of the underworld Hades in Greek mythology;

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They come by infernal and Stygian IRT subway

—p.142 default author
uncertain
1 year, 5 months ago

They come by infernal and Stygian IRT subway

—p.142 default author
uncertain
1 year, 5 months ago
144

[...] there are just as many furtive-looking parties standing at the edges asking whether anyone passing by has an extra ticket for sale, or would like perhaps to sell their own, as there aer scalpers. The scalpers and weird people asking to be scalped seem not even to notice one another, all of them calling softly at once, and this makes the last pre-Gate stretch of the promenade kind of surreally sad, a study in missed connection.

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—p.144 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

[...] there are just as many furtive-looking parties standing at the edges asking whether anyone passing by has an extra ticket for sale, or would like perhaps to sell their own, as there aer scalpers. The scalpers and weird people asking to be scalped seem not even to notice one another, all of them calling softly at once, and this makes the last pre-Gate stretch of the promenade kind of surreally sad, a study in missed connection.

footnote 21

—p.144 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

(noun, informal) to lose one's temper; also an informal term for a material shed from the body of various animals (similar to dandruff)

146

Sampras, on the other hand, seem so float like dander all over the court.

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strange
1 year, 5 months ago

Sampras, on the other hand, seem so float like dander all over the court.

—p.146 default author
strange
1 year, 5 months ago

upward sloping

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unventilated cement corridor with a sticky and acclivated floor

—p.152 default author
confirm
1 year, 5 months ago

unventilated cement corridor with a sticky and acclivated floor

—p.152 default author
confirm
1 year, 5 months ago

(adj) of, resembling, or relating to twilight

157

the most vigorous crepuscular commerce is taking place out here

starting to love this word

—p.157 default author
notable
1 year, 5 months ago

the most vigorous crepuscular commerce is taking place out here

starting to love this word

—p.157 default author
notable
1 year, 5 months ago