‘How to Live Without Irony’ – NYTimes

Very much enjoyed this article.

Irony is the most self-defensive mode, as it allows a person to dodge responsibility for his or her choices, aesthetic and otherwise. To live ironically is to hide in public. It is flagrantly indirect, a form of subterfuge, which means etymologically to “secretly flee” (subter + fuge). Somehow, directness has become unbearable to us.





love keith haring. I apologize that this image clashes with the design of this blog.
I think he did animations for “Sesame Street” when I was little. My aunt and uncle had some of his images in their house. Makes me feel safe and happy.