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Foster Wallace, D. (1996). Little expressionless animals. In Foster Wallace, D. Girl with Curious Hair. W. W. Norton & Company, pp. 1-42

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Among things Julie Smith dislikes most are: greeting cards, adoptive parents who adopt without first looking inside themselves and evaluating their capacity for love, the smell of sulphur, John Updike, insects with antennae, and animals in general.

idea for DFW story (the list of dislikes, including an author relevant to DFW)

—p.12 by David Foster Wallace 7 years, 2 months ago

Among things Julie Smith dislikes most are: greeting cards, adoptive parents who adopt without first looking inside themselves and evaluating their capacity for love, the smell of sulphur, John Updike, insects with antennae, and animals in general.

idea for DFW story (the list of dislikes, including an author relevant to DFW)

—p.12 by David Foster Wallace 7 years, 2 months ago

(adjective) previously mentioned / (verb) to mention previously

(adjective) playing lightly on or over a surface; flickering / (adjective) softly bright or radiant / (adjective) marked by lightness or brilliance especially of expression

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Her face, on-screen, gives off an odd lambent UHF flicker

—p.17 by David Foster Wallace
notable
2 months, 2 weeks ago

Her face, on-screen, gives off an odd lambent UHF flicker

—p.17 by David Foster Wallace
notable
2 months, 2 weeks ago

to bend the knee; to be humbly obedient or respectful

(verb) dress up or decorate gaudily

(noun) a psychological disorder marked especially by easy fatigability and often by lack of motivation, feelings of inadequacy, and psychosomatic symptoms

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the third contestant is a neurasthenic

—p.22 by David Foster Wallace
unknown
7 years, 3 months ago

the third contestant is a neurasthenic

—p.22 by David Foster Wallace
unknown
7 years, 3 months ago
25

“If the girl plays ball, then you, deMott, you start in on helping the kid shelter her income. Tell her we’ll give her shelter through MGE. Take her from the seventy bracket to something more like a twenty. Capisce? She’s got to play ball, with a carrot like that.”

lol

—p.25 by David Foster Wallace 2 months, 2 weeks ago

“If the girl plays ball, then you, deMott, you start in on helping the kid shelter her income. Tell her we’ll give her shelter through MGE. Take her from the seventy bracket to something more like a twenty. Capisce? She’s got to play ball, with a carrot like that.”

lol

—p.25 by David Foster Wallace 2 months, 2 weeks ago
28

That first year, ratings slip a bit, as they always do. They level out at incredible. MGE stock splits three times in nine months. Alex buys a car so expensive he’s afraid to drive it. He takes the bus to work. Dee and the cue-card lady acquire property in the canyons. Faye explores IRA’s with the help of Muffy deMott. Julie moves to a bungalow in Burbank, continues to live on fruit and seeds, and sends everything after her minimal, post-shelter taxes to the Palo Verde Psychiatric Hospital in Tucson. She turns down a People cover. Faye explains to the People people that Julie is basically a private person.

lmao

—p.28 by David Foster Wallace 2 months, 2 weeks ago

That first year, ratings slip a bit, as they always do. They level out at incredible. MGE stock splits three times in nine months. Alex buys a car so expensive he’s afraid to drive it. He takes the bus to work. Dee and the cue-card lady acquire property in the canyons. Faye explores IRA’s with the help of Muffy deMott. Julie moves to a bungalow in Burbank, continues to live on fruit and seeds, and sends everything after her minimal, post-shelter taxes to the Palo Verde Psychiatric Hospital in Tucson. She turns down a People cover. Faye explains to the People people that Julie is basically a private person.

lmao

—p.28 by David Foster Wallace 2 months, 2 weeks ago

(adj) relating to entities and the facts about them; relating to real as opposed to phenomenal existence (philosophy)

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ontic self-perpetuation

—p.28 by David Foster Wallace
strange
7 years, 3 months ago

ontic self-perpetuation

—p.28 by David Foster Wallace
strange
7 years, 3 months ago

cheap and of poor quality

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a really chintzy operation

—p.30 by David Foster Wallace
uncertain
7 years, 3 months ago

a really chintzy operation

—p.30 by David Foster Wallace
uncertain
7 years, 3 months ago
35

Faye's thongs slap. She wipes her forehead and considers.

"I'm in love with a guy and we get engaged and I start going over to his parents' house with him for dinner. One night I'm setting the table and I hear his father in the living room laughingly tell the guy that the penalty for bigamy is two wives. And the guy laughts too."

riffing on an idea (trope for DFW story)

—p.35 by David Foster Wallace 7 years, 2 months ago

Faye's thongs slap. She wipes her forehead and considers.

"I'm in love with a guy and we get engaged and I start going over to his parents' house with him for dinner. One night I'm setting the table and I hear his father in the living room laughingly tell the guy that the penalty for bigamy is two wives. And the guy laughts too."

riffing on an idea (trope for DFW story)

—p.35 by David Foster Wallace 7 years, 2 months ago

green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass

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"The field, which is verdant and clovered, is covered with rabbits."

Alex Trebek speaking

—p.36 by David Foster Wallace
notable
7 years, 3 months ago

"The field, which is verdant and clovered, is covered with rabbits."

Alex Trebek speaking

—p.36 by David Foster Wallace
notable
7 years, 3 months ago