"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell

A 1997 discourse on the lower and higher absurdities.

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For Beckett, joking — like farting — is a futile but necessary stay against death and time.

Partisan Review staff (Dwight Macdonald, upper right)partisan

“My starting point is always a feeling of partisan­ship, a sense of injustice.”

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Happy birthday to some of our high-, low-, no-, and hilobrow heroes. All hilo birthdays. *** Abraham Maslow (HI: life’s work); Jimmy Cliff (LO: life’s work); Samuel R. Delany (HILO: life’s work); Method Man (LO: life’s work) Ron “Horshack” Palillo (LO: Welcome Back, Kotter); Buddy Ebsen (LO: The Beverly Hillbillies); Max Ernst (HILO: life’s work); […]