Transcript of the David Foster Wallace Interviewthis Is Almost Entirely for Scott
ironic function like in postmodern fiction started out with a rehabilitative agenda. Largely it was supposed to explode hypocrisy – certain hypocritically smug ways the country saw itself that just weren’t holding true anymore. The problem is that when irony becomes in and of itself just a mode of social discourse, that is it’s not really about causing any sort of change any more, it’s just sort of a hip, cool way to do it – to speak and to act, to sort of make fun of everything and yourself… minnesota daily.
this guy is so cool he can cooly be uncool.