The literary voice of our generation
June 7, 2001 12:59 PM   Subscribe

The literary voice of our generation...err...of his generation...umm...of your generation?
posted by Ms Snit (16 comments total)
That's funny.
posted by starvingartist at 1:16 PM on June 7, 2001

the first kurt vonnegut one cracked me up! complete with a drawing... genius!

on a sadder note, that site did horrendous things to my opera 5.11.
posted by lotsofno at 1:18 PM on June 7, 2001

That is hands-down hilArious!!!
posted by prototype_octavius at 1:23 PM on June 7, 2001

The Kurt Comment, with asshole, is a throwback from one of his books.... Breakfast of Champions, where, among other things, he included a picture of assholes and "wide open beavers!". Truly a great book. Truly a bad film. although Vonnegut is not "of my generation", he can speak for me anytime. as for Wallace....well, I found a copy of Girl with Curious Hair in a WalMart bargain bin, so I don't think I would choose him......
posted by bradth27 at 1:26 PM on June 7, 2001

"His trade is doomed"- Henry Ford.
posted by clavdivs at 1:33 PM on June 7, 2001

And I'm not sure I want Bret Easton Ellis speaking for me. American Psycho was an amazing read, but... ::shudder::
posted by starvingartist at 1:33 PM on June 7, 2001

American Psycho was an amazing read, I agree. And I felt like I needed to scrub my flesh with a brillo pad afterwards. An great book does not necessarily give the author the write to be the voice of my generation...I mean, Mein Kampf gave me the same feeling.....
posted by bradth27 at 1:44 PM on June 7, 2001

Thanks for the link - that's hilarious. The * just made it for me. Well, that and this line: "Couplandesque pornoviolence crap peddler"
posted by binkin at 1:59 PM on June 7, 2001

posted by daver at 2:08 PM on June 7, 2001

Will I ever get to be the voice of a generation, too? Any generation is fine with me...I just wanna be the voice of it, is all.
posted by davidmsc at 2:23 PM on June 7, 2001

i'm not generation X, i'm generation x-wing, so the voice of my generation isn't hard to find. Its Yoda.
posted by th3ph17 at 2:28 PM on June 7, 2001

When I saw "from the pen of Douglas" , I thought of the late, great and much lamented Douglas Adams. He might more precisely be termed the voice of my parents' generation but I'd be glad to let him speak for me.
posted by Octaviuz at 2:34 PM on June 7, 2001

I didn't even read the piece. I just wanted to comment on how amazed and happy I am that someone is using one of my favorite phrases as their domain name.
posted by toddshot at 8:28 PM on June 7, 2001

C'mon. Wallace and Ellis were born in '62 and '64, respectively. Eggers was born in '70. DFW and BEE are the voice of mygeneration, but I don't know 'bout no seventies kids. Isn't there some sort of rule here?
posted by dhartung at 8:48 PM on June 7, 2001

The most amazing thing about the link is that the letters actually seemed like they could have been written by their respective writers. Reviewers have been overusing the whole X is the new Y thing for far too long (Quiet is the new loud after all)... Every postmodern writer gets compared to Pynchon unless if they can get an actual quote from Pynchon. Chuck Palahniuk is the voice of my generation...
posted by drezdn at 10:32 PM on June 7, 2001

that was extremely humorous... but how the hell did it screw up so badly in opera? much more of that and i won't be able to convince my boyfriend to download opera.
posted by dagnyscott at 5:25 AM on June 8, 2001

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