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June 15, 2010 9:19 PM   Subscribe

Ask Gertrude
posted by Hypocrite_Lecteur (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is the new Facebook Beta?
posted by lee at 9:26 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


This may be the weirdest thing I have ever seen online.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:43 PM on June 15, 2010


I like it.
posted by rtha at 9:45 PM on June 15, 2010


A blog is a blog is a blog.
posted by That's Numberwang! at 10:56 PM on June 15, 2010


You know I loves me a good Gertrude Stein parody but unfortunately this relies on the same shtick as those old Onion advice column bits, and it's a bit of a tired shtick.
posted by a sourceless light at 11:48 PM on June 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Even on the wide, wide internet, I'm surprised someone thought enough people would get this that they bothered to make it.

Incidentally, my dad once got me a copy of Stein's How to Write, and said, 'I hope you like it. I didn't look inside until after I bought it.'
posted by shakespeherian at 7:03 AM on June 16, 2010


Nice.
posted by aught at 8:10 AM on June 16, 2010


Assuming this is all Gertrude Stein material, and it certainly looks like the real thing, this is the most Stein I have ever read. Whatever one may think of her ways of experimenting with language, I have yet to meet a Stein fan. I am sure they exist. But, for the most part, like free jazz, playing it is more fun than listening to it.

However, this format makes her easier to read: in small doses.
posted by kozad at 9:11 AM on June 16, 2010


I have yet to meet a Stein fan

Surely you remember this guy. He doesn't come around much any more, and he no longer links to his personal site, but his domain and his email address refer to the opening of Tender Buttons.

Anyone heard from him lately?
posted by tangerine at 11:47 AM on June 16, 2010


hypocrite_lecteur: Eponysterical!

Mon semblable? Mon frère?
posted by Mental Wimp at 1:21 PM on June 16, 2010


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