Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What's This?

Menachem's problem was this: he had more money than there were things to buy. Menachem's solution was this: rather than buy more things, he would continue to buy the things he already owned, like a man on a desert island who retells and embellishes the only joke he can remember.
-- Jonathan Safran Foer. Everything Is Illuminated, 162.


Anonymous Battlepanda said...

This is why one I want to live in a house with a basement the size of an olympic swimming pool. Instead of going shopping, I'll merely go down to the basement and look for some old stuff I forgot I had to fulfil my consumerist buzz.

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