Monday, April 11th, 2011

Serious Existentialist Sasha Grey

"Last week, before interviewing the actress and former porn star Sasha Grey, I found myself skimming Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre’s 800-page existentialist treatise."
Some first lines beg you to read on and sign off simultaneously.

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I think I've had it with her?

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Yeah, like am I supposed to care about her because she doesn't have breast implants and a pun-based name?

juicetin (#8,266)

I know whenever I come across foundational philosophic texts, I tend to just skim.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

She's only 23? That can't possibly be true.

Bittersweet (#765)

Five years in the porn industry really takes it out of you.

deepomega (#1,720)

An easy mistake to make, BoD. She's an old soul.

gregorg (#30)

I guess it depends how many of your 20 articles you have left, and do you want to use them on a T blog post?

If you enter Sasha Grey through Google, it's free.

Mr. B (#10,093)

Is B&N really 800 pages long? When I flipped through it in college it seemed closed to 500.

Pop Socket (#187)

Can we get Vincent Chase's opinion?

Pop Socket (#187)

New career path: Sexistentialist.

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

It sounds like mad libs. Last week, before interviewing the [slashy profession] [name], I found myself skimming [philosophical text], [philosopher]’s [large number]-page [adjective] treatise.

Last week, before interviewing the addict and leggings entrepreneur Lindsay Lohan, I found myself skimming Principia Mathematica, Russell and Whitehead's 4958-page fart-smelling treatise.

We are all slashy professionals now.

BadUncle (#153)

I usually skim Genet's The Maids before robbing banks.

deepomega (#1,720)

You should maybe have read Critique of Practical Reason, Kant's coke-abuse treatise.

Last week, before interviewing the former South African president and anti-Apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, I found myself skimming Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese's 600-page account of the swingers' lifestyle.

Last week, before interviewing the Lacanian psychoanalyst and Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek, I found myself skimming The Complete Idiot's Guide to Working Out, the complete idiot's 500-page guide to working out.

Last week, before interviewing the former Secretary of State and noted war criminal Henry Kissinger, I found myself skimming Our Daily Bread, the Ottumwa First Episcopal Church's Women's Auxiliary's 300-page compilation of their favorite baked goodies.

Last week before interviewing Glen Beck, I found myself skimming The Red and the Black, Stendhal's novel in two volumes.

@joeks@twitter (#10,808)

Aw man, fuck everything about that sentence. I'm so tired of being expected to slaver over this person because she has some vague idea who Sartre is.

Leon (#6,596)

So, I am sure there are other philosophers lurking about The Awl, cuz you guys are the best. So, am I the only Analytic? I must not be right?

I guess it would make sense that Sasha Grey would be into Sartre. Both of their work is primarily used for people to beat off to, but at least the Sasha fans have the decency to do it in private.

Leon (#6,596)

While I'm being a condescending prick (dominant conversational mode of your typical philosophy dude or dudette) – my favorite joke of all time.
Q: How do you pronounce Ayn Rand?
A: With a derisive sneer.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

That's not as much a joke as it is good, practical advice.

Leon (#6,596)

Other acceptable answers are "Don't", "However YOU want", and "Only on your yacht".

sharilyn (#4,599)

Argh. I actually got through a lot of the article, but threw up in my mouth a little here: “As this was happening, I was like, ‘Dude, grab the camera.’ This is just one of those ‘Get this’ moments. Why not?”

kingmob (#10,648)

"last week, before interviewing the professional wrestling magnate and sometime senatorial candidate linda mcmahon, i found myself skimming the 'logic,' georg wilhelm friedrich hegel's 386-page prolegomena to the 'encyclopedia of the philosophical sciences.'"

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