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Not to say that Cobain was gunning for a Waco-style end of ths, but both Cobain and Koresh attracted a cult of personality; one completely rejected it, when he should have embraced it, the other embraced it, when he should have rejected it. Jun 26, Christina rated it eatkng it. Also, his last piece being about Ted Kaczynski totally thrilled me. Photo by Kris Drake. I found the second half of the book to be much more enjoyable, and he won me over enough that I’d consider reading his future efforts.


More epic Cali fornication road-trip fun, and more amusing short stories amusingly read aloud while we traded Southern Oregon coasts for Northern California Redwoods. The essay on canned laughter “Ha ha,” he said. Yet Klosterman saves his best essay for last; his rumination on the klosherman ramblings of Ted Kaczinski, aka the Unabomber, may be one of the best essays you’ll read in a long time.

And because I understand this, I could change. I’ve had a weird relationship with his stuff in which I don’t really like it Chuck Klosterman is a guy I think I could enjoy as a person and a writer if there was less ego involved in the former and more variety in the latter.

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This collection of essays dinoswur quite as good as Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa PuffsKlosterman’s most well-known collection, but it’s still a great tour of contemporary pop culture with an insightful tour guide. This is what it is like to read one of Chuck Klosterman’s compilations of nonfiction essays: His sights rarely rise above middlebrow targets, but that’s a strength, really; that makes it easier for him to carry the reader along with him as he makes these seemingly off-the-wall connections.


As a scholar of language, I’m utterly confused as to how Klosterman came to the conclusion that symmetrical predicates were some kind of measure of a statements philosophical value. Klosterman even managed to make American-rules football into an interesting topic for me, something I would’ve bet against if someone had just told me so in a bar.

I have to avoid this. They were the Other that made our town weird, before we got another famous neighbor who only made us weird to Blue Staters. So the case that the NFL is liberalism cloaked in conservatism has real merit and klosferman one of the few things that Klosterman points ot that actually makes some sense. Does Barack Obama make you want to drink Pepsi? If you’re happy with Amazon Prime, do nothing. Feedback Thanks for your feedback. Reading about Animal Collective has replaced being alive.

I don’t like sports and I don’t like the military.

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He’ll probably say something about Britny Spears in Here’s a confession: Maybe he plays the stock market and smokes cigars between donations to the NRA. She looked over at me and said, “Who are you?

Ralph Nader and Ralph Sampson play significant roles. Express Checkout with PayPhrase What’s this? Love Music, well it’s Klosterman, of course there is a section for you. This is also why my long-standing desire to build a time machine is not just hopeless but devoid of merit.

Seriously, I restarted my PhD dissertation with full energy after reading this book. Some of my former basketball teammates back near Grand Forks are stuck in factories or the family farms, and we know how those industries are doing although North Dakota has weathered the economic hard times better than people might expect.

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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. We go there all the time! Eating the Dinosaur is the work of a smart, perceptive man with an loyal audience, a generally optimistic disposition, and years of experience at the keyboard.

We all speak in the ridiculous voice of Wallace Shawn: Most sensible people have stopped talking altogether. Also, this part was entertaining because majority of his answers were very funny and truthful.

What was I thinking? Klosterman hy about relevant topics that everyone has always thought about. In reading the ‘Easting the Dinosaur’ you could say this is just a cheap collection of essays by a guy whose editors told him; “hey it’s been a while since you released a book” throw something together quick.

In Eating the DinosaurKlosterman is more entertaining and incisive hhe ever. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Lists with This Book.

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Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman. But I suspect everybody else will totally love it, except for the ones who absolutely hate it. Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs had me laughing out loud, and I found Killing Yourself to Live pretty insightful and entertaining, but since then the returns have been diminishing.

All those fears were put to rest after reading Eating the Dinosaur.