Monday, February 15, 2010

Unhappy Hipsters

"Secretly, she enjoyed the grids imprinted on her skin. In the new DSM, the American Psychiatric Association gave her disorder a name: “Bertoia butt.”

Click here for modernist funniness. I'll never look at Dwell magazine the same way again.

For some reason this put me in mind of a book my parents had on their shelf--it was small and the cover was cute and so had great appeal to my 10 or 11-year old sensibilities. I didn't really get beyond the cover, but this--I loved:

The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster, of Phantom Tollbooth fame: "And she suddenly realized that what she thought was freedom and joy was nothing but anarchy and sloth."

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