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Nathan should:
FOAD! 0%
shut the f*** up already. 16%
make something of his life instead of whining. 0%
take a break from Adequacy. 16%
give Adequacy a break from himself. 16%
stuff himself stupid... 16%
...thus undoing months of running, pushups and yoga. 16%
...and revel in his horrific, newly-bloated form. 16%
FOAD! 0%

Votes: 6

 Another Friday night

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Nov 16, 2001
Friday night - the dreary, bitter residue in the coffe-cup of life.

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What is there to do on a Friday night? I've renounced women (involuntarily,) I don't have time to learn to dance, I'm far too tight to spend a little on a movie, and I'm also quite a whiner.

Augustine isn't doing it for me right now. Hannah Arendt was earlier today. Why, I can scarcely find the energy to make rude remarks to site newcomers and defend a Christian Existentialist position despite being woefully underread in the relevant works.

I'd go drink some nourishing liquor, but I have a soccer match tomorrow morning (intermural finals, Music vs. Engineering. We go by 'The Mahlers.' Cute, no?) I can't muster any enthusiasm for eating, sleeping, practicing, reading, or the computer, which is pretty much the ambit of my life, I have to say. I have plenty of enthusiasm for sex, on a general level, but not much opportunity, so strike that too.

Maybe I could go fall asleep with my face in a newspaper or something. Any suggestions?


If you have time to sit here and whine... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by elenchos on Fri Nov 16th, 2001 at 08:18:58 PM PST
...about how you have nothing to do all Friday night, how can you say you don't have time for dancing lessons? Go sign up for a two hour ballroom or swing dancing class every Friday. You'll be married by January.

Hey, didn't you say you believed in God? Why not go meet women at church? I mean, if you can't at least still do that, then religion has really outlived it's usefullness.

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

bah (none / 0) (#4)
by nathan on Sun Nov 18th, 2001 at 06:06:19 PM PST
The women you meet at church aren't slutty enough.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Umm... (none / 0) (#5)
by ana on Sun Nov 18th, 2001 at 06:33:51 PM PST
You'd be amazed.
Why not?

I could do with (none / 0) (#6)
by nathan on Sun Nov 18th, 2001 at 06:37:34 PM PST
being amazed. Maybe next weekend I'll try crusing 8:00 service at St. Boris's, down the block.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Cruise gently (none / 0) (#7)
by ana on Sun Nov 18th, 2001 at 06:40:17 PM PST
They're easily scared away.
Why not?

so what are you (none / 0) (#8)
by nathan on Sun Nov 18th, 2001 at 06:45:53 PM PST
suggesting? A seductive reading of the Gospel of Judas, followed by the assumption of assorted cruciform positions?

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Commitment, dude. (none / 0) (#9)
by ana on Sun Nov 18th, 2001 at 06:50:44 PM PST
Convince 'em you care. By actually caring.

If you can fake sincerity, you've got it made
Why not?

whaddaya, (none / 0) (#10)
by nathan on Sun Nov 18th, 2001 at 06:55:33 PM PST
think I'm plastik55 or something?

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Britney Spears and Madonna go to church. (none / 0) (#11)
by elenchos on Sun Nov 18th, 2001 at 07:23:38 PM PST
Maureen O'Hair and Hillary Clinton do (did) not. Who would you rather have?

Atheism may be more correct, but Christians are far sexier. Christians are freakin sluts, if you want the truth.

I do, I do, I do
--Bikini Kill

No, that'll never work... (5.00 / 2) (#12)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Nov 18th, 2001 at 08:04:01 PM PST
By actually caring, you are leaving yourself open to the possibility of rejection and the resultant emotional distress. What you need to do is to bury your true self deep, deep within a shell of garrulous insincerity. Then use people as a means to selfish ends. Give this method a try: you'll be surprised at how effective it is!

Pynchon (none / 0) (#2)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Nov 16th, 2001 at 09:33:28 PM PST
beats the hell out of FDW, that's for sure. I could only read Infinite Jest once, but I've read GR four or five times.

Liquour? (none / 0) (#3)
by zikzak on Sat Nov 17th, 2001 at 01:22:19 AM PST
Bah. What you need is a good bottle of gin.

And David Foster Wallace is nothing more than a "post-modernist" hack, far too in love with his own cleverness to ever write a decent novel.


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