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Somewhere in his seclusion , Don Delillo is smiling.

There is now a encyclopedic website that provides a proper accounting of the post-modern condition.  The tumblr site is called  “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.” Like it’s namesake suggests, it is a dictionary of  previously undefined contemporary ennui:

Contact High Five: n. an innocuous touch by someone just doing their job—a barber, yoga instructor or friendly waitress—that you enjoy more than you’d like to admit, a feeling of connection so stupefyingly simple that it cheapens the power of the written word, so that by the year 2025, aspiring novelists would be better off just giving people a hug.

Selectric: adj. in the mood to get struck by lightning, to stand in an open field and be singled out and drafted by the universe because of your innate potential to resolve a battle between faceless titans roaring in the sky, a task which doesn’t require you to write a cover letter.

Get all your  modern day angst delineated by clicking  here.

(Also see  unhappy hipsters.com, so your irony encased heart can totally melt with the joy of laughter)

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