Alter Egos - I Am Done Watching This
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Dead Beat mourns the passing of Norman Mailer.
Nevertheless he is reminded how much they have in common.
For a start, Mailer like Dead Beat completed his degree in Engineering. "I studied it for the first couple of years and realized I didn't want to be an engineer and I wasn't going to be a good one. But I stayed on and got my degree in engineering."
See, you could never tell if it was Dead Beat or Mailer speaking here. And what about here:
"You almost can't become a serious professional writer unless there is a built-in arrogance in yourself that you have something special about yourself. It's a vanity, and when the vanity is misplaced, as it usually is, it's sad, if not tragic. But once in a while you're up to your own idea of yourself. "