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This is the culmination of my $120,000 high school education

from infinite jest by david foster wallace

Bread & Circus is a socially hyperresponsible overpriced grocery full of Cambridge Green Party granola-crunchers, and everything's like microbiotic and fertalized only with organic genuine llama-shit, etc.
--page 478

"The Truths"
(from pages 200-205)

That black and Hispanic people can be as big or bigger racists than white people, and then can get even more hostile and unpleasant when thei realization seems to surprise you.

That females are capable of being just as vulgar about sexual and eliminatory finctions as males.

That no matter how smart you thought you were, you are actually way less smart than that.

That sleeping can be a form of emotional escape and can with substancial effort be abused.

That purposeful sleep-deprivation can also be an abusable escape.

That acceptance is usually more a matter of farigue than anythign else.

That different people have radically different ideas of basic personal hygene.

That having sex with someone you do not care for feels lonelier than not having sex in the first place, afterward.

That there might not be angels, but there are people who might as well be angels.

That God might regard the issue of wheather you believe there's a God or not as fairly low on his/her/its list of things s/he/it's interested in re you.

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