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Andy and Neil (in a rowboat) follow Lenore and Rick as they trudge along the shores of a strangely situated lake in the middle of the desert; Lenore tries to talk to Rick but is instead forced to listen to an extremely allegorical story about a woman with no self esteem and a dentist who can only communicate by Morse code after an accident; Rick has perhaps transcended sanity at this point and handcuffs Lenore to himself, which Andy is able to easily rectify

Foster Wallace, D. (2004). 18. In Foster Wallace, D. The Broom of the System. Penguin Books, pp. 418-442

431

[...] there was nothing the pathetic, paralyzed, helpless dentist could do about it; he was as inefficacious as he was inadequate."

"Jesus, Rick, what is this?"

"I promise we'll be able to relate to it. Let's just bear with. [...] she begins to offer less and less resistance to the malevolent blond psychologist's frequent and oafish sexual advances, many of them made right there in the dentist's hospital room, while the dentist lies right there, helpless and insensate."

"Blond? A blond psychologist?"

"Affirmative."

"Why is this story beginning to give me the creeps?"

"It means you're beginning to relate. You're being intuitive about it."

—p.431 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

[...] there was nothing the pathetic, paralyzed, helpless dentist could do about it; he was as inefficacious as he was inadequate."

"Jesus, Rick, what is this?"

"I promise we'll be able to relate to it. Let's just bear with. [...] she begins to offer less and less resistance to the malevolent blond psychologist's frequent and oafish sexual advances, many of them made right there in the dentist's hospital room, while the dentist lies right there, helpless and insensate."

"Blond? A blond psychologist?"

"Affirmative."

"Why is this story beginning to give me the creeps?"

"It means you're beginning to relate. You're being intuitive about it."

—p.431 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago
435

Fieldbinder grinned coolly, then wryly.

metafiction comedy gold

—p.435 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

Fieldbinder grinned coolly, then wryly.

metafiction comedy gold

—p.435 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago
438

"[...] stays shacked up in the malevolent blond psychologist's apartment, rutting, and also watching gymnastics on television, the symbolism of which doesn't escape the reader, rest assured."

the gymnastics line is stolen from a conversation Rick had with Mindy earlier lol so good

—p.438 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

"[...] stays shacked up in the malevolent blond psychologist's apartment, rutting, and also watching gymnastics on television, the symbolism of which doesn't escape the reader, rest assured."

the gymnastics line is stolen from a conversation Rick had with Mindy earlier lol so good

—p.438 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago
441

"Lenore, we will shrink into husks together. We will bleed in the sky. See it?"

[...]

"We'll be joined in the light of the sky, Lenore. See the light of the sky? The dawn and sunset will be fed from our veins. We'll be spread all over. We'll be everything. We'll be gigantic."

when Rick and Lenore are handcuffed together in the desert. The best part is that the handcuffs are from Bambi's Den of Discipline

—p.441 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago

"Lenore, we will shrink into husks together. We will bleed in the sky. See it?"

[...]

"We'll be joined in the light of the sky, Lenore. See the light of the sky? The dawn and sunset will be fed from our veins. We'll be spread all over. We'll be everything. We'll be gigantic."

when Rick and Lenore are handcuffed together in the desert. The best part is that the handcuffs are from Bambi's Den of Discipline

—p.441 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 5 months ago