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"There are dead stars that still shine because their light is trapped in time. Where do I stand in this light, which does not strictly exist?"

Don DeLillo; Cosmopolis

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"He felt even freer than usual, attuned to the registers of his lower brain and gaining distance from the need to take inspired action, make original judgements, maintain independent principles and convictions, all the reasons why people are fucked up and birds and rats are not."

Don DeLillo; Cosmopolis

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"He wondered if she felt ordinary to herself, riding an elevator alone, thinking about lunch."

Don DeLillo; Cosmopolis

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"There were marks on the page and there was the page. The white was vital to the soul of the poem."

— Don DeLillo; Cosmopolis

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Bootstrapped Sonnet

twitter-poetry:







 

Oh my god that boy band. No no no no
I have no desire to watch basketball
if it’s time to let them go, just let go
miami aint show up today at all.

Opened up album and it was all you
Finally gonna watch my lil bro play
Oh wait they sound awkward in context too
this nigga just called me bro. ? not ok

oh my god all of these boys are so dumb
Dome sweet dome they aint gone lose in that bit
sitting here waiting on this boy to come
Yeah. The Giants offense just said fuck it.

  IM A NICE PERSON WHY AM I THIS ILL
  My boys win and now browns hopefully will

date mined: September 14, 2014

Trying out a bootstrapping technique. Once the first needed couplet is found, the content words of those lines are used as seeds for future queries. This continues as new lines are added.

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"Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself when you were a kid? … I keep wanting to apologize to the little guy: “I’m sorry, I’ve let you down. I was the person who was supposed to look after you, but I blew it: I made wrong decisions at bad times, and I turned you into me.”"

— Nick Hornby; High Fidelity

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"You need as much ballast as possible to stop you from floating away; you need people around you, things going on, otherwise life is like some film where the money ran out, and there are no sets, or locations, or supporting actors, and it’s just one bloke on his own staring into the camera with nothing to do and nobody to speak to, and who’d believe in this character then?"

— Nick Hornby; High Fidelity

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"You run the risk of losing anyone who is worth spending time with"

— Nick Hornby; High Fidelity

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"All I know is that you could, if you wanted to, find the answers to all sorts of difficult questions buried in that terrible war-torn interregnum between the first pubic hair and the first soiled Trojan."

— Nick Hornby; High Fidelity

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Meat Limerick

twitter-poetry:

Chicken nuggets and the Smiths… sigh.
Bacon and cheese pork pie ?!?! Oh my
  I just want chicken strips
  hungry for fish and chips.
Eat chicken pot pie when you’re high

date mined: September 8, 2014
twitter query: “meat OR pork OR beef OR chicken OR fish OR turkey OR lamb”

Now with embedding. I think the tweets only render on the blog’s actual page, though.