Among the things discussed: Tao Lin’s new novel Richard Yates, Tao Lin’s less new novella Shoplifting from American Apparel, imitators, Haley Joel Osment at a grocery store, AOL Instant Messenger vs. Gchat, and why Philip Roth is funny in a way Dave Eggers is not.
A few quotes I liked and gave to Vice to use as pull-quotes but in the end were not used, in favor of consistency with Vice "house style":
"THE PICTURE I IMAGINE FOR HIS FACE IS, I THINK, HIS MUGSHOT FOR DRUNK DRIVING OR SOMETHING."
"INSTANT MESSAGING JUST SEEMS LIKE MIDDLE SCHOOL."
"ANYTIME HAVING SEX WITH WOMEN IS SECONDARY I FEEL SOME KIND OF ATTRACTION TOWARD THE WRITER."
"I READ IT AND THOUGHT, 'I HATE YOU SO MUCH.'"
read it here.