The Definition of Non-Tangential by Austin Islam and you, the friend
Austin Islam’s work deals with friendship. Without his friends this wouldn’t be possible, literally. The book is a series of well-planned out and articulate screen shots. Over the course of years and decades Austin has honed this craft. By now his selection is exquisite. For what is culture to a person besides that which interests them? Here Austin shows that the consumption of culture can create new forms through the power of Flarf, screenshots, and errors.
It begins with beans, that magical fruit. From there it goes onto the trials and tribulations of childhood. Kids have it hard, being all small and stupid. Adults mess with kids all the time. Poor kids have no way of defending themselves against these large intellectual bullies. So they take it out on society, trying to make the world a better place and writing essays about it.
Hell is Satanic and so is Flarf. When one uses Flarf one uses the language of the Devil. All the Devil wants to do is utter nonsense and have fun. That’s why he has that big pit of fire in the center of the Earth. Hell logically leads to Facebook chat. Clearly Austin is big into connecting with people on a deep meaningful personal level. Daniel Alexander explains how to make various kinds of pizza using only the power of moustaches. One can find that kind of pizza in Detroit, in Pittsburg, and across this great land of America.
Moms appear on screen. Some people think moms are mythical creatures, living only in real life, never showing themselves on the internet. Of course this is untrue somebody needs to check up on their kids’ Facebook profiles and it certainly isn’t going to be Dad. Austin is clearly into one of the moms in the photo. Bloggers would vote for Austin Islam. Thanks to bloggers America is experiencing economic growth. Content farms are always hiring new content farm hands.
Beach Sloth appears in Twitter feeds, in Facebook Fan Pages, really anywhere on the internet. Look above these words. See that name? That is the owner of this moderately sized web domain. Get into it. Shelby Stevens attacks Mitt Romney’s detractors. Of course Austin Islam has a mature response of ‘At least I don’t do lines of coke off Hannity’s peen’. Trolling Republicans is an official sport. What makes it fun is due to the extreme age and lack of humor of most online Republicans they’ll earnestly believe anything.
Rap games are necessary. Somebody’s got to rap someday. Here Drew Boston goes into the depths of Paul Ryan’s personal beliefs. They are clearly nuanced. Paul Ryan’s views veer from ‘Kill Yourself’ to ‘Go Kill Yourself’. Yep this is political season indeed. Drew Boston is no fan of Paul Ryan, much to Paul Ryan’s chagrin.
“That was the best salad” is a line of dialogue according to Cassandra Gillig, of King Crab fame. Many barely know what salads are. People are out there, smart people, who do not know what croutons are. America has a problem. America needs more salads. What America also needs: more Marie Calloways! Here Austin tags Marie to let her know he’s thinking about her. Everybody in alt lit thinks about Marie Calloway. For her benefit this post will be tagged with ‘Marie Calloway’. Hope she finds it okay.
Beauty is only Facebook deep. It takes a whole social media presence to really know somebody. Check out Austin. He is the chillest of the bros.