This was wonderful and I am going to reconsider why I spent any of my time today arguing that a film needed more incest in the comment section of a days-old post.
The 1987 movie adaptation of Flowers was decidedly not a classic; it removed all references to the incest that completely drives the plot of the next four books.
I WANT TO MURDER HIM FOR BEING SO WRONG ABOUT DIET COKE CANS
lollll "the noble pone"
Ah, my face. My face, my face, my oldest and my only friend. Where were you when the mountains rose up out of the sea so they could admire their stern and rockbound reflections? Nowhere. But my face was there. Where were you when the mighty larch, the noble pone, the sky-bound sequoia thrust themselves out of the black and stinking ground to glory in the light of the sun? Staring, whimpering and afraid. But my face was there, looking amazing. When my face leaves, all wonder and joy will depart from the world, and I shall term myself Ichabod, for truly has glory left the house of Israel.
I will make myself a house of stones and leaves, and live by the river, and be silent, when my face has gone.
My beautiful, very beautiful face, that is so beautiful.
@saythatscool oh my god shouldn't you be, I don't know, too busy with your new job to be commenting in this dead thread?
@La Cieca "A couple of" aren't they the only editors at the Awl?
Should have read "any jury duty."
@Gef the Talking Mongoose Wait til you hear how much thetoast.com would have cost! And the thousands of actually garbage other names we came up with.