Jonathan Fecowicz

Finance, Tech, and General Musings

Getting Sonned by a College Newspaper Book Review

"Lohse is relentless in his excessive, lurid imagery. The book recreates what he found in SAE — the exhaustion and nausea of fraternity life create a veritable pledge term of a text. After 90 pages of vomit, pong and enough coke usage to rival Sigmund Freud, Lohse has made his point. If he had stopped there and begun moralizing, I wouldn’t have much to criticize. Yet he insists on dragging us through his kiddie pool of repetitive, rancid stories, with chunks of wasteful anecdotes and spoiled writing bathed in bombast to remind us that he’s an Ivy League writer. Like a vague drunken memory, it all blurs together by the book’s conclusion."

This is one of the most brutal book reviews I have ever read, but you’ve got to love the Ivy League prose combined with eloquent snark and whit of the classic frat boy tone.

Disclosure: Like the reviewer, I was also a frat boy back in college

newyorker:

Margaret  Talbot on the cover of a fiftieth-anniversary edition of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”:

“Dahl’s young characters always have agency; their magic powers or ingenious schemes—what their adult overlords consider misbehavior—always save the day. The Modern Classics cover has not a whiff of this validation of childish imagination; instead, it seems to imply a deviant adult audience.”

newyorker:

Margaret  Talbot on the cover of a fiftieth-anniversary edition of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”:

“Dahl’s young characters always have agency; their magic powers or ingenious schemes—what their adult overlords consider misbehavior—always save the day. The Modern Classics cover has not a whiff of this validation of childish imagination; instead, it seems to imply a deviant adult audience.”

(Source: newyorker.com)

oscarprgirl:

big lips big hair big lashes the mega talented @blairz

oscarprgirl:

big lips big hair big lashes the mega talented @blairz

staff:

Normally we don’t get involved with private affairs, but the continued outpouring of grief, praise, remembrance, and love for Robin Williams we’ve seen on Tumblr has been staggering. He gave his gifts selflessly, and was a beacon of sorts to those of us who had a weird time figuring out how our energies and talents fit into the world.
Remember, if you’re struggling, there’s help. We love ya, Tumblr.
And goodbye, Robin. We love you, too. 

staff:

Normally we don’t get involved with private affairs, but the continued outpouring of grief, praise, remembrance, and love for Robin Williams we’ve seen on Tumblr has been staggering. He gave his gifts selflessly, and was a beacon of sorts to those of us who had a weird time figuring out how our energies and talents fit into the world.

Remember, if you’re struggling, there’s help. We love ya, Tumblr.

And goodbye, Robin. We love you, too. 

(Source: gh-05-t)

Michael: So Brian is moving to Chicago
Me: For the pizza? I feel happy for the pizza
Michael: He got an offer to be the Senior Manager on a bunch of new funds out there. He’s gonna be like making bank
Me: So like how many pizzas can he buy now? Like 150k?

I rarely have real conversation with people

Michael: So Brian is moving to Chicago
Me: For the pizza? I feel happy for the pizza
Michael: He got an offer to be the Senior Manager on a bunch of new funds out there. He’s gonna be like making bank
Me: So like how many pizzas can he buy now? Like 150k?

I rarely have real conversation with people

the-gasoline-station:

Foggy Dubai
Picture: This breathtaking view from the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, shows a thick blanket of smoggy fog smothering Dubai. The mist almost completely covers the skyscrapers which dominate the skyline.
© Bjoern Lauen/Solent News - Source

the-gasoline-station:

Foggy Dubai

Picture: This breathtaking view from the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, shows a thick blanket of smoggy fog smothering Dubai. The mist almost completely covers the skyscrapers which dominate the skyline.

© Bjoern Lauen/Solent News - Source

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