Friday, July 20, 2007

Does this mean I have to write about Derrida now?

I hope not.

Because if I did have to write about Derrida, I'd have to write in columns that compete for attention on the same page in long, maddeningly circular sentences that purposely defy comprehension as a way of refuting the silly idea that language can actually communicate anything to anyone.

Plus, I'd have to write in French. And my French is no good.

But I suppose that's just the kind of absurdities you have to put up with when you've been given a "Thinking Blogger" Award.

Thanks to E. Hunter Spreen for presenting me with this thing. The best part about it, of course, is that the logo I'm supposed to display (below) seems to depict an Alien having bowel problems.

Anyway, as a recipient, it's my "duty" to award five other bloggers who make me think.

The origin of this award is The Thinking Blog.

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (you have a choice of a silver version or a gold one).

Here are five blogs that make me think - Parabasis, Joshua James, my old roommate and still colleague, Adam Szymkowicz, Mr. Excitement, Don Hall and, a sixth, because 5 senses aren't enough either, Dave Tutin.

I'd pass it to Laura Axelrod, but she's already got one.

This is a picture of Derrida. Of course, he's smoking a pipe.


Anonymous said...

my fav anecdote about derrida was that, after he was arrested by french police for possessing a lot of hashish, he turned to foucault to pull some strings and get him out of trouble. apparently, this worked.

congrats on your award!

Adam said...

Thanks, Malachy!

E. Hunter Spreen said...

Ah, Mr. Walsh. You get extra points for working in Derrida.

laura said...


I hope you are having a great day. Isn't that corny? But its true.

Malachy Walsh said...

Yes. I'm having a great day (see above post) and back at you.

And I'm always happy to get extra points.

And to anon, my favorite joke about the deconstructionist/post modern lit thinkers is about Barthes.

As you know he was killed by a Milk Truck when he stepped into the street against the light.

It was said afterwords that he couldn't read signs.

Jeff Shattuck said...

Conratulations on this. Well deserved!

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