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  • Until that zithering song glides into its big, booming hook-then it's hard to hold a grudge.

    VIBE Magazine 2009


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  • But then you are consoled: you get to reload it, laying bare the stapler arm and dropping a long zithering row of staples into place; and later, on the phone, you get to toy with the piece of the staples you couldn't fit into the stapler, breaking it into smaller segments, making them dangle on a hinge of glue.

    --Nicholson Baker, 1988, The Mezzanine, p. 14

    June 23, 2010