I like Thanksgiving, but this is hilarious anyway. (via @BananaKarenina on twitter)
"Write what you know! The back of the Cheez-It box, the copy on the homepage of your Netflix queue, the Facebook statuses of your friend Dave’s model/actress girlfriend … as Oscar Wilde once said, “Be yourself—everyone else is already taken.” And as the Cheez-It box said, “ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS, SKIM MILK CHEESE (SKIM MILK, WHEY PROTEIN, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES, ANNATTO EXTRACT FOR COLOR), SALT, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF PAPRIKA, YEAST, PAPRIKA OLEORESIN FOR COLOR, SOY LECITHIN."
"I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live."
The Millions : Call Me Twitterer: Literary Twitter’s First Tweets
Continuing in the vein of comforting literary facts, Zadie Smith is not on Twitter.
"He wanted coffee, but there was no place to buy it to go, not on this street, not in this town, nowhere in the entire country. Nowhere, that is, aside from McDonald’s. But he could not risk being seen holding a cup emblazoned with the golden arches, a symbol that had a repelling effect on French people, like a cross to a vampire."