Tuesday, January 13, 2009


noun. This essay is a double-agent! Also, it sucks. Two crimes against humanity! Where's my red pen and waterboarding equipment?

Real citation: "The last few days have been goodish, actually. After all the finals panic, I did suprisingly well on my japanese test, and with a few hours to kill before the bike shop opened (I had to buy an adapter for my tires), I went to the library's new books area, and actually, checked out new books--Paul Celan: Selections and some blackwell anthology on epistemology with essays by a whole bunch of professors that I'm going to, eventually, meet over the course of my grad school visits. (call it essay-pionage...or not). I took and nap which seemed like it lasted all last night, and even made a livejournal post appologizing for skipping the party at Stephanie and Jessie's only to realize that it was 10:00 at night (after I made breakfast and got dressed for church). When I saw a party going on next door, I realized the error of my ways, deleted the post, and sat around for another half-hour, reading, before I decided to go the party. I was a bit of a grouch there, I think, but it's nice to go out and remember that you know people."
(May 8, 2005, Livejournal, http://bioproject.livejournal.com/275378.html)

Made-up citation: "I've committed essay-pionage before... An editor thinks I've written a trenchant article on the state of the wine bar and what it means for American culture. In reality, I've written a secret Satanic prayer--to Satan!"

1 comment:

aworkinprogress said...

Ahh! I love this one!