- Inspired by recent events, writer Tod Goldberg presents a sort of online living will indicating the situations in which he does not want to be resuscitated. He also asks for assisted suicide in certain instances:
5. If I begin to re-read Gravity’s Rainbow again just to see, finally, what the fuck I’m missing out on, end it.
- Jaime J. Weinman presents “A Style Guide for Blog Parodists,” including those who opt to write from the point of view of literary characters like Madame Bovary or Hiawatha. In the style of the latter, Weinman offers:
Welcome to the blog I’m blogging,
Me, the warrior Hiawatha.
One with love and one with nature,
Though my internet provider
Doesn’t work by force of nature–
Doesn’t work at all, some mornings.
- Weinman also has a piece — “Love Letters of a Closed-Captions Editor and a Telegram Operator” — up at McSweeney’s today. “The key to getting accepted [at McSweeney’s], apparently, is to write something where the whole joke is in the title,” he explains.