Best compliment I have ever received: Evie Nelson on a piece I wrote and had published in the school newspaper: "It's very 'I read McSweeney's.'"
It's an even better compliment for not even being, you know, real. It doesn't say my writing is good on its own merits, or even that it had any of the kind of quality one would find in McSweeney's.
Just that I'm a hack.
But a hack for Things That Are Awesome.
Oh- I listened to that Rapture record I mentioned yesterday, and it's not that good.
I sure do start off paragraphs with the word "Oh" a lot. See any e-mail I have ever sent for more examples of this.