In Spanish, when you want to encourage someone not don’t give up, you tell that person: “Lechuga” which is the short pronunciation of “never give up” in Spanish.
This is truly meaningful and gorgeous.
When enjoying the song “Tequila” by The Champs, it is preferred to yell out “lechuga!” at the end of every verse.
“There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.
There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”
Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here.
so here is a thing that is happening in my life that I am really incredibly excited about
Aw man, they put too much harissa. *inhales entire styrofoam carton of food*
*Furiously checks M. Night Shyamalan’s IMDb to make sure he’s not planning to ruin another of my favorite thing*
M. Night Shyamalan is working on a project called M. Night Shyamalan. The premise is that a mysterious figure named M. Night Shyamalan is out there ruining everything and nobody can figure out why or what he’ll ruin next. (Spoiler Alert) This goes on for an hour and 40 minutes, maybe a little longer. Many dearly loved things are ruined. At the end it is revealed that either a quick IMDb search or a reasonably smart 3rd-grader could have solved the problem.
So I’m walking by the lobby and all of a sudden Ice-T shoots Kal Penn. Now Adam Beach is restraining him. DUN DUN.
John Wiese (Collage, 2012)