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Lenore and Bloemker read to Concardine, who can only say "roughage"; Rick details the story of his fascination with Mindy Metalman, beginning with her at 13; Mindy explains to Candy her quest for a violet dress like the one Lenore had in chapter 1; Andy and Lenore fail to see Kopek Spasova; Mindy and Rick catch up and discuss Lenore and Andy; Andy comes clean (though probably manipulatively) to Lenore; Rick probably fails to satisfy Mindy; Lenore and Andy cuddle in a scene that's surprisingly sweet considering the rest of the book

Foster Wallace, D. (2004). 17. In Foster Wallace, D. The Broom of the System. Penguin Books, pp. 362-417

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[...] "Not infection rising from within, but injury punched into the tired envelope from without," "the skin no longer a viable boundary," and so on. He had not said membrane, to Lenore's knowledge.

Bloemker on geriatric acne. loving this glimpse into Lenore's (rightful) linguistic paranoia

—p.365 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

[...] "Not infection rising from within, but injury punched into the tired envelope from without," "the skin no longer a viable boundary," and so on. He had not said membrane, to Lenore's knowledge.

Bloemker on geriatric acne. loving this glimpse into Lenore's (rightful) linguistic paranoia

—p.365 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago
373

[...] Am invited by Rex Metalman to a cotillion for his daughter, Melinda Susan Metalman. (Was it a real cotillion? Why can't I remember?) Am invited by Rex Metalman to some Puberty-Rite function for his daughter.

Rick's POV

—p.373 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

[...] Am invited by Rex Metalman to a cotillion for his daughter, Melinda Susan Metalman. (Was it a real cotillion? Why can't I remember?) Am invited by Rex Metalman to some Puberty-Rite function for his daughter.

Rick's POV

—p.373 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago
374

But dancing was of course out of the question, and this girl in the throes of Rite of course either danced or installed herself in a social orbit around the hors d'oeuvre bar, and I will never ever again approach a female at a hors d'oeuvre bar.

see note 580

—p.374 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

But dancing was of course out of the question, and this girl in the throes of Rite of course either danced or installed herself in a social orbit around the hors d'oeuvre bar, and I will never ever again approach a female at a hors d'oeuvre bar.

see note 580

—p.374 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago
416

"[...] Even when it got real cool out on the porch of the place she'd wait, it turned out. She just kept looking at my Daddy like she didn't see what the problem was, this was just her life now, here, didn't we know it? While all the while we just stood around feeling terrible. [...]"

Andrew Lang on his grandmother waiting on the porch of the nursing home every single day. the most depressing image

—p.416 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

"[...] Even when it got real cool out on the porch of the place she'd wait, it turned out. She just kept looking at my Daddy like she didn't see what the problem was, this was just her life now, here, didn't we know it? While all the while we just stood around feeling terrible. [...]"

Andrew Lang on his grandmother waiting on the porch of the nursing home every single day. the most depressing image

—p.416 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago