1. Rule #1872 of the Internet: Don’t heckle Salman Rushdie.

     
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  3. This is real.

     

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  6. aatombomb:

    shotgunsnack:

    lifeaquatic:

    bobbydigital:hammiefay:

    Important social commentary.

    hmpfh

    FAIR POINT.

     

  7. "We naturally lead manicured lives, so that our favorite blogs and writers and friends all look and think and sound a lot like us. (While waiting in line for my cappuccino this weekend, I was ready to punch myself in the face, as I realized that everyone in line was wearing the exact same uniform: artfully frayed jeans, quirky printed t-shirts, flannel shirts, messy hair, etc. And we were all staring at the same gadget, and probably reading the same damn website. In other words, our pose of idiosyncratic uniqueness was a big charade."
     

  8. "I like the staccato of anger and vitriol that Twitter provides. I like being nasty as long as it has some basis in fact, at least most of the time. When someone says something inane, an easy mark in Twitterdom, I enjoy douche juicing them as if some kind of human skunk. There is also a certain amount of realistic self-preservation involved, as I realize that the businesses from which I make my living—books, magazines, and newspapers—are potentially crumbling."
    — Sports writer Buzz Bissinger on his love of Twitter in The New Republic. He goes on to write, “I do not do literary. I do not try to do little novelettes a la Rick Moody, whose idea of goofing around on Twitter is to write pretentious nonsense.” Ba-zing.