@Danzig! The tethering is kind of a pain in the ass, but to the extent that it has prevented/delayed duping, it's one of the clear improvements of the game over its predecessors.
@beschizza Rob, I admire your work at BB and elsewhere very much, but all I can say is that you and I have a very different definition of "disco". Or experience. Something.
In a faint echo of the (frequently too academic) debate about the distinction between fiction and nonfiction, the question of whether or not either of these statements are empirically true, as descriptions of Wallace, strikes me as beside the point.
I think that they're very much the point. Franzen seems very much to still be trying to argue with DFW about this, and trying to convince others that DFW's non-response in the matter constitutes a forfeit.
@barnhouse : damn, there goes my line about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas not being a documentary.
@Halloween Jack I should follow up this comment, after reading the New Yorker article, that I'm talking about the illustrations only; the text is the same sort of bullshit that David Reuben spouted in this book.
The thing about blowing air into the vagina is more about doing it sort of forcefully, hard enough to get air past the cervix and into the uterus where it might be absorbed into the bloodstream rather than being queefed back out. Highly unlikely.
Also, the thing that always impressed me about the original JoS was the ordinariness of the models; later editions have more "porny" illustrations that are still good, but less like real, average people doing it, which I think was part of the whole point of the original.
Her book Rock Bottom, which has a lot of music industry gossip, is pretty good, if you can get past the part where a groupie takes a dump in Chuck Berry's mouth.
It's hard out there for a marquis.
I may have to take part in NaNoWriMo this year, just so that I can write a trashy book with a character named Ginger Bush.