Rather than once again make our case against "reluctant" "celebrity" Chuck Klosterman, we're simply going to strip some of the quotes out of this recent AP profile of the man and let you judge for yourself. When it's all read together, it becomes some weird sort of treatise, a philosophie de la sac de douche, if you will. After the jump, a 34-year-old man with a Radiohead poster on his wall explains it all for you.
I'm always interested in the question of why does something become big.
Everyone knows that — no one knows what it is.
In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever 'in and of itself.'
If you're reading 'Ulysses' or watching 'Saved by the Bell,' you're trying to find meaning. I don't know why you can't do that in the present tense.
Britney Spears is not so much a person as she is an idea, and the idea is this: You can want everything, so long as you get nothing.
It doesn't matter what I write, because people seem to be addressing either this idea of me ... or they're just writing about the perceived success of my career.
I'm predisposed to see meaning in things that might seem meaningless, but that doesn't mean I can make meaning clear to people in a narrative sense.
Amen on that last one, Chuck. Amen.