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Happy 77th, Pynchon!
May 8, 2014 12:19 PM   Subscribe


 
Nice, except for those ad strips on the bottom of every photo, which seems to be a New Thing. Good grief.
posted by beagle at 12:53 PM on May 8, 2014


Happy Birthday, Metafilter's Own Thomas Pynchon! (He could be, how do you know he's not?)
posted by dannyboybell at 2:14 PM on May 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday, Mr. Pynchon. You've blended my brain like nobody else. Can't wait for the first ever film adaptation of your work to be released this December! If anyone can pull it off, PTA is the man!
posted by hippybear at 6:41 PM on May 8, 2014


That Pirate Prentice banana breakfast chart is great!

In other news, Thomas Pynchon's middle name is Ruggles. Just one of those things I think everyone ought to know.
posted by dialetheia at 7:39 PM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


No single modern author has impressed me as much as Thomas Pynchon, other than David Foster Wallace.

However, no single modern author has infuriated me as much as Thomas Pynchon, except for David Foster Wallace.

And for that I love them both dearly.

Happy birthday Mr Pynchon, long may you continue. It is with sadness that I will never be ever be able to wish the same to Mr Wallace.
posted by Plutocratte at 7:45 PM on May 8, 2014


77??? That's nuts. Still, We Do Await Silent Tristero's Empire Anyway (or something like that). Happy Birthday Thomas!
posted by emmet at 8:29 PM on May 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


Nice, except for those ad strips on the bottom of every photo, which seems to be a New Thing. Good grief.

Goddamn, you must bear some influence -- I just hit the site today and they've redesigned and it looks better than ever.
posted by mr. digits at 9:48 AM on May 11, 2014


Nice, except for those ad strips on the bottom of every photo, which seems to be a New Thing. Good grief.

Goddamn, you must bear some influence -- I just hit the site today and they've redesigned and it looks better than ever.


I won't claim credit but indeed, they've removed the ads. (Thanks, Biblioklept!) It's a Wordpress site, using Illustratr theme. The ads must have been some whacky plugin they tried out.
posted by beagle at 10:33 AM on May 12, 2014


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