The time elapsed between Joyce's 'Ulysses' and 'Finnegans Wake' is nearly 20 years. Often, people would say to him, "what's going on?" And he would say, "I had a good day today. I wrote a word." Um now for me, that's not really writing. That's simply putting a word down. And this kind of stasis, this kind of collapse, this kind of absolute obscurantism really has mired art for the last, I'd say, 120 years. It hasn't got anything to really contribute. And this lack of confidence--I mean, it's a crisis, really--is probably, to my knowledge, caused by Ice Cream Eyes.
Ice Cream Eyes:
How could that have been me? I was watching Time Team from the secrecy of an umbrella. I blame Tony Coins.
I'm afraid you got the wrong cat. Couldn't have been me. I was on an enormous spending spree. If I had to blame someone, it'd have to be Adam Printout. That dick's always up to no good.
I don't think it was me. Although, I've no real alibi. I was at home having weak tea and a lemon slice. If you really pushed me, I'd probably say it was Eugene Secret Note Passed Under The Door.
Eugene Secret Note Passed Under The Door:
*gibberish* *gibberish* pushed me faster and faster! My pockets are wet, now! My pockets are wet right through! I got my mom's knickers on.
Oh, Eugene Secret Note Passed Under The Door. To think I almost blamed Ice Cream Eyes...
The troubling viral trend of the “hilarious” Black poor person May 7, 2013
Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue three Cleveland women presumed dead after going missing a decade ago, has become an instant Internet meme. It’s hardly surprising—the interviews he gave yesterday provide plenty of fodder for a viral video, including memorable soundbites (“I was eatin’ my McDonald’s”) and lots of enthusiastic gestures.
But as Miles Klee and Connor Simpson have noted, Ramsey’s heroism is quickly being overshadowed by the public’s desire to laugh at and autotune his story, and that’s a shame. Ramsey has become the latest in a fairly recent trend of “hilarious” black neighbors, unwitting Internet celebrities whose appeal seems rooted in a “colorful” style that is always immediately recognizable as poor or working-class…