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"Maybe in a way because I don’t perceive that we have a lot of rituals for establishing adulthood in our society. It seems for me that it’s been about the impulse to rush out and buy a lot of stuff so I feel like a grownup, or commit to a relationship at age 17 so I feel like a grownup. It’s about trying to, in a way, arbitrarily complete myself with a rite of passage, because there is no rite of passage that says, "Okay, now you’re an adult." That idea of identity is always an issue for me. Personal identity seems like it’s just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in Breakfast At Tiffany's to Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you’re given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?”

My Response:   Argh!  You’re bombarding me with my own words.  Soon this blog will consist of just me conversing with myself.  David Foster Wallace was so right when he said writing was just masturbation, just “sitting alone, getting yourself off.”

My

"Maybe in a way because I don’t perceive that we have a lot of rituals for establishing adulthood in our society. It seems for me that it’s been about the impulse to rush out and buy a lot of stuff so I feel like a grownup, or commit to a relationship at age 17 so I feel like a grownup. It’s about trying to, in a way, arbitrarily complete myself with a rite of passage, because there is no rite of passage that says, "Okay, now you’re an adult." That idea of identity is always an issue for me. Personal identity seems like it’s just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in Breakfast At Tiffany's to Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you’re given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?”

My Response:   Argh!  You’re bombarding me with my own words.  Soon this blog will consist of just me conversing with myself.  David Foster Wallace was so right when he said writing was just masturbation, just “sitting alone, getting yourself off.”

(Source: chuckpalahniuk)

candiedmoon:

welcome2creepshow:

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" Cuckoo Clock

Description:
Jack Skellington and Sally stand in front of the Town Hall and Jack’s Tower. At the flip of a switch, the windows of Jack’s Tower, the ghosts and pumpkins illuminate with glowing light. Instead of a traditional cuckoo on the hour, this clock plays “This is Halloween” while Zero pops in and out of the doors atop the Town Hall. The clock is powered by a precision quartz movement and features an embellished clock face, complete with spider web design and slightly off-kilter numbers. The swinging brass-toned pendulum is decorated with the Halloween Town Spiral Hill. Decorative pinecone weights hang below, with Shock and Barrel clinging to them while Lock cheers them on from above.

You can purchase it here!
http://m.bradfordexchange.com/products/118084001_the-nightmare-before-christmas-cuckoo-clock.html

(via utterly-insane-panda)