Alternate career plan for the next life (if the tap-dance thing doesn’t work out): rubboard player.
C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, “Jolie Blonde” & “Jambalaya,” New York City, 2008
. . . I received five hundred thousand discrete bits of information today, of which maybe twenty-five are important. And how am I going to sort that out, you know?
—David Foster Wallace (in David Lipsky, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace )
great minds at work
When you see your starting pitcher win a game, that means you’ve played a good baseball game.
—Lou Piniella, talking with Ron Santo on WGN Radio before last night’s Cubs game