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a transcript detailing the creation of the Great Ohio Desert (basically it's because people were getting too soft)

Foster Wallace, D. (2004). 4. In Foster Wallace, D. The Broom of the System. Penguin Books, pp. 53-56

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MR. LUNGBERG: Don't quite a few people live around there?

GOVERNOR: Relocation. Eminent domain. A desert respects no man. Fits with the whole concept.

[...]

MR. OBSTAT: Hey, my mother lives right near Caldwell.

GOVERNOR: Hits him, eh Neil? Part of the whole concept. Concept has to hit home. Hewing is violence, Neil. We're going to hew a wilderness out of the soft underbelly of the state. It's going to hit home.

[...]

MR. LUNGBERG: Well, Ohio is a pretty white state: the roads are white, the people tend to be on the whole white, the sun's pretty bright here. . . . What better contrast than a hundred miles of black sand? Talk about sinister. And the black would soak up the heat a lot better.

pure comedy

—p.54 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

MR. LUNGBERG: Don't quite a few people live around there?

GOVERNOR: Relocation. Eminent domain. A desert respects no man. Fits with the whole concept.

[...]

MR. OBSTAT: Hey, my mother lives right near Caldwell.

GOVERNOR: Hits him, eh Neil? Part of the whole concept. Concept has to hit home. Hewing is violence, Neil. We're going to hew a wilderness out of the soft underbelly of the state. It's going to hit home.

[...]

MR. LUNGBERG: Well, Ohio is a pretty white state: the roads are white, the people tend to be on the whole white, the sun's pretty bright here. . . . What better contrast than a hundred miles of black sand? Talk about sinister. And the black would soak up the heat a lot better.

pure comedy

—p.54 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago