TOO MUCH FUN
coincidentally, i’m also on my second pass through IJ after a 5-year hiatus. when i went to bookworm’s silverblatt interview of DFW at the barnes and noble, i had him sign the page with my favorite passage, a mantra from Lyle the guru of the locker room who enjoyed licking sweat - “The world is very old.”
while there seems to be no shortage of IJ haters out there, i like that i can rely on kottke to keep tabs on the latest goings on in IJ culture.
did you know, for instance that Curtis Armstrong (Booger of the Revenge of the Nerds films and Charles De Mar of Better Off Dead) sold the script for an IJ miniseries to HBO a while back? more likely now it’ll be john krasinski to adapt it, if anyone.
the color palette chosen for the cover is one i always connected with the Nike Air Tech Challenges i and agassi rocked in 1991. being that adolescent tennis is at the center of IJ’s story, i’m pretty sure it was intentional.