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Norman Bombardini has 9 steaks while Rick and Lenore watch in horror

Foster Wallace, D. (2004). 6. In Foster Wallace, D. The Broom of the System. Penguin Books, pp. 81-93

(adjective) of or relating to animal fat / (adjective) fat

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apostate from the cause of adiposity

basically, people trying to lose weight (Norman discussing buying and revamping a Weight Watchers branch)

—p.82 by David Foster Wallace
notable
3 years, 1 month ago

apostate from the cause of adiposity

basically, people trying to lose weight (Norman discussing buying and revamping a Weight Watchers branch)

—p.82 by David Foster Wallace
notable
3 years, 1 month ago

a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle; the general form is "apostasy"

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not a single little smug psalm-singing baggy-skinned apostate

—p.82 by David Foster Wallace
notable
3 years, 1 month ago

not a single little smug psalm-singing baggy-skinned apostate

—p.82 by David Foster Wallace
notable
3 years, 1 month ago
86

"Nobody's that hungry. And did he just try to bite the waiter? Was that an attempted bite?"

"Must be the light in here."

on Norman. I love this

—p.86 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago

"Nobody's that hungry. And did he just try to bite the waiter? Was that an attempted bite?"

"Must be the light in here."

on Norman. I love this

—p.86 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago
88

"Daughter. Interesting. Stonecipheco Baby Foods. Not a bad line of products, really. A bit soft and runny for my taste, of course. ..."

"Well, it's infant food, really, Norman."

"... but any port in the proverbial storm. Please feel free to sit down."

—p.88 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago

"Daughter. Interesting. Stonecipheco Baby Foods. Not a bad line of products, really. A bit soft and runny for my taste, of course. ..."

"Well, it's infant food, really, Norman."

"... but any port in the proverbial storm. Please feel free to sit down."

—p.88 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago
90

"Yes and also not only that each of our universes has this feature [...]"

Norman speaking. just noting the stylistic tic

—p.90 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago

"Yes and also not only that each of our universes has this feature [...]"

Norman speaking. just noting the stylistic tic

—p.90 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago
91

"Lenore, please. Norman, friend, really. A universe-view is one thing. No one can grow to infinite size."

"Has anyone ever tried?"

"Not to my knowledge, no, but ..."

"Then do me a kindness not to shrilly monger finite failure until I've tried. No one had ever been able to give butter life, either, but ..."

"What was that?"

"Nothing. To be ignored. A slip of the tongue."

". . . ."

"Yes and tonight Project Total Yang beings. I am going to grow and grow and grow. There will of course eventually cease to be room for anyone else in the universe at all, which I'm afraid will also mean the two of you, for which I apologize, but say also tough titty."

—p.91 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago

"Lenore, please. Norman, friend, really. A universe-view is one thing. No one can grow to infinite size."

"Has anyone ever tried?"

"Not to my knowledge, no, but ..."

"Then do me a kindness not to shrilly monger finite failure until I've tried. No one had ever been able to give butter life, either, but ..."

"What was that?"

"Nothing. To be ignored. A slip of the tongue."

". . . ."

"Yes and tonight Project Total Yang beings. I am going to grow and grow and grow. There will of course eventually cease to be room for anyone else in the universe at all, which I'm afraid will also mean the two of you, for which I apologize, but say also tough titty."

—p.91 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago
93

"Ms. Beadsman, I am coming to like you, unless it's simply the inevitably favorable comparison of anyone with Vigorous here. Have you ever had intercourse with someone soon to be of infinite size?"

gold

—p.93 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago

"Ms. Beadsman, I am coming to like you, unless it's simply the inevitably favorable comparison of anyone with Vigorous here. Have you ever had intercourse with someone soon to be of infinite size?"

gold

—p.93 by David Foster Wallace 3 years, 1 month ago