How to meet a [smart] man in New York City.

Bring your copy of Infinite Jest to the bar near your apartment. Order a scotch and soda and sip it slowly. When a man approaches to ask about the size of the book, ignore him. Keep reading. When a second man offers to buy you a drink, politely decline. Go back to your book. When a third man in Woody Allen frames asks what you think about the postmodern use of footnotes, and if Junot Díaz used the conceit as effectively as DFW, use a napkin as a bookmark, invite him out for falafel in the park, and make plans to watch Fellini as soon as possible.

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One response to “How to meet a [smart] man in New York City.

  1. Well, it’s a type of smart, I’ll grant you that. Try it with Feynman’s “QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter” and see what kind of fish bite.

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