Sometimes a Great ParagraphPosted: March 28, 2011
This is the best paragraph I’ve read all year:
“…Avoiding the trash makes you miss truly astonishing moments of truth, genius, and invention. If you shut your mind to science fiction, you’re never going to read The Martian Chronicles or The Left Hand of Darkness. If you think murder mysteries are airport garbage, then you’re denying yourself The Horizontal Man or The Daughter of Time. If movies begin at Ozu and end at Roemer for you, then the subversive brilliance of Deathdream and Rat Pfink a Boo Boo will leave you in the dust. Die-hard rock-and-rollers will never discover Biz Markie’s The Biz Never Sleeps. Indie music hard-liners rarely venture into country music territory. Too bad–Dolly Parton’s Jolene and Waylon Jenning’s Honky Tonk Heroes are essential as Last Splash and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.”
From Patton Oswalt’s brilliant Zombie Spaceship Wasteland.
Patton is a true pop culture purveyor and deconsructionist. His first book is a great read.