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Comments on this girl called automatic win: Auto-Fun of the Day :: 3-28-2008





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Okay, so it had become my mission to obtain every ...

2008-03-30T16:48:00.000-04:00

Okay, so it had become my mission to obtain every Sweet Valley title ever. And now I'm faced with a horrifying conundrum: do I repeat 150+ titles?

My whole world is now without an anchor (and the anchor is no longer a size six!)



"Can't someone be an n+1 hater for any reason beyo...

2008-03-29T14:59:00.000-04:00

"Can't someone be an n+1 hater for any reason beyond resentment?"

Yes, I think so. I just said "n+1 haters either 1) don't fully grasp it and feel left out therefore resentful," etc. to meta-represent the n+1 provocateurs' faux-intellectual/snob sentiment ("something n+1 might say"); that's not actually my opinion. [I pulled a Sam Anderson on you; har har.]

It's true: one can



re: re: et c.for the record--I'm as suspicious of ...

2008-03-29T13:33:00.000-04:00

re: re: et c.

for the record--I'm as suspicious of The Believer clique and being positive for the sake of being positive as I am of n+1 (and, to be honest, my opinion of both is largely uneducated, and formed more on the basis of their adherents than the things themselves...B is likely right that n+1 isn't provocative for the sake of, but instead that it attracts a lot of provocateurs,



re: the late add commentb. - I think it's unfair t...

2008-03-29T13:17:00.000-04:00

re: the late add comment

b. - I think it's unfair to assume that bashing n+1 is joining up with a bash-n+1 trend.

Readers who dislike n+1 aren't even credited with the ability to dislike something independently of immature emotions like resentment or groupthink? Hm, sounds like something n+1 might say.



eric - now you must friend her!verde - Hi, you! Th...

2008-03-29T12:41:00.000-04:00

eric - now you must friend her!

verde - Hi, you! That would be really something yeah? if any country could turn this kind of misdirected hate around into tolerance, acceptance and respect.

And yeah ... they still haven't announced a winner. Perhaps they're still asleep.

b. - ha, i knew this comment was coming. you're right in that i mischaracterized the essay -- but



Adam,Yours is a measured and reasonable position r...

2008-03-29T12:24:00.000-04:00

Adam,

Yours is a measured and reasonable position re: n+1, though I wouldn't agree that they're being provocative just to provoke or that sounding bad is the point. And of course many readers get n+1 and merely dislike it. I just find that it's trendy now to bash n+1 solely out of preconceived notions about its contributors/readership rather than critiquing the content itself. For



Just to clarify (though I'm not sure whether this ...

2008-03-29T09:43:00.000-04:00

Just to clarify (though I'm not sure whether this plants my flag in camp 1 or camp 2, or even if I qualify as a 'hater')...

I kind of think of n+1 the same way I do punk rock. It's loud, and it's provocative for the sake of being provocative. Some people are gonna hear that and be like "fuck yeah", some people (like me) are going to be a little suspicious of the underlying project but



Weirdo, I believe you've oversimplified Elif Batum...

2008-03-29T03:46:00.000-04:00

Weirdo, I believe you've oversimplified Elif Batuman's argument. She doesn't say that "every single american short story written in recent memory is terrible," and even cites Joyce Carol Oates' "Cousins" (a favorite of mine) as an exceptional example of that genre. What she does is lucidly critique unsavory trends in American short fiction (e.g., hyperspecificity) and her assessments are worth



It's a shame that we are on international news bec...

2008-03-29T03:22:00.000-04:00

It's a shame that we are on international news because of our intolerance problems. Guess I underestimated the mexican emo movement [actually thought of them like pseudo-emos, most of them just following a trend].
The emo hunting started in Querétaro [like almost a month ago], which is a very conservative/prude [or, as we say over here, they are so "mochos"] city. When my sister told me I



umm so this has nothing to do with the articles al...

2008-03-28T20:53:00.000-04:00

umm so this has nothing to do with the articles although i am happy about sweet valley high..but i found tinkerbell's myspace today. well i loved it. i mean i'm really happy she is being honest about being jewish and smoking. a lot of dogs must discriminate. i really need to go get vodka tonics with her.



b. - Are you sure you shouldn't name it "cultural ...

2008-03-28T16:53:00.000-04:00

b. - Are you sure you shouldn't name it "cultural genocide"? It is important to me that you love franzen, cheers.

cait - excellent employ of tegan and sara lyrics.

green - see i thought mexico was just a bunch of criminals in wifebeaters and track pants trying to sneak into america to steal jobs from hardworking american men and women who believe in jesus.



I love you

2008-03-28T16:08:00.000-04:00

I love you



re: I am rightThe depressed have both significantl...

2008-03-28T14:29:00.001-04:00

re: I am right

The depressed have both significantly more accurate self-assessments in terms of social status and significantly greater predictive ability about their immediate and long term futures than those with "normal" chemical balances. I'm just sayin' (though I haven't read the studies myself, so I don't know if they controlled against the correlation between intelligence



you're a big circumventer. but hey, us girls have ...

2008-03-28T14:29:00.000-04:00

you're a big circumventer. but hey, us girls have to stick together, right?!?! woo hoo!



i really don't know what to say about the wired ar...

2008-03-28T14:05:00.000-04:00

i really don't know what to say about the wired article... i have a lot of thoughts, but no words.

this is obviously my favorite quote:

"It's a great clusterfuck for the American mind's idea of Mexico," Arellano said. "This teaches the rest of the world that Mexico is not just a bunch of cactuses and sombreros."

really? see, because i thought mexico was comprised



lozoooooo,it's cait, see i said who i was straigh...

2008-03-28T13:16:00.000-04:00

lozoooooo,it's cait, see i said who i was straight away this time.. your blog just made me seriously lol. i think as a new lesbian, you should know that tegan and sara actually have a song called Monday Monday Monday... SO when you call back on Monday, you should quote some lyrics... they are pasted below for you...

What's wrong with you
Monday Monday Monday
Monday Monday



That Franzen quote is dead-on.The Corrections = to...

2008-03-28T11:57:00.000-04:00

That Franzen quote is dead-on.

The Corrections = tomorrow.

Pleased to see an n+1 link. Go team.

And like Jessie, I must admit to deep emotional investment w/r/t the UHH contest. If we lose I'm buying a stuffed poodle and naming it "Genocide."