stolen from the Alexander Stern’s NYT op-ed “Is That Even A Thing?”
Writers of American / taken to identifying staggering memes/ — a thing / of a / thing / or / a thing / or / a thing / calling something / a thing / a thing / a curiosity of the language / trends come / and / goat / for so long when we have pretty much given up / your onions /on the / hand / of “a thing” / linguistic sloth, general inarticulateness / half-ironic / genuine engagement /<Writers of American> / language not / experience / experiencing / The / “thing” . . . . . . . |“The thing is. . .” / matter / functions as stage setting /new thing about “a thing” / <half-ironic> / <genuine engagement> / is / information / conveyed. / information? / practices of a subculture / clearly / cultural phenomena / of this homogenizing general / flood of content. / information / waves that thrash / actual human interaction / <your onions> / our smartphones / content of our experience / ontology / <half-ironic> / <genuine engagement> / the fragmentation of this sphere / to satisfy / is often hard. / ironic detachment needed to cope / is thus almost always tinged with ironic detachment. / You can hardly / glint / your eye / effectively. / <Writers of American> / pieces of the Internet. A thing / as things to the Internet. / arbiter of the / thing / catalog and group together the items / in the face of a world gone to pieces / <and goat> / <your onions>.