To: Nate "Nathanimal" G[REDACTED] From: Vice President, Joe Biden
How's it going? I've been poking around your gmail account (don't worry, just rouTo: Nate "Nathanimal" G[REDACTED] From: Vice President, Joe Biden
How's it going? I've been poking around your gmail account (don't worry, just routine stuff) and I noticed you've been emailing the Norwegian government trying to apply for citizenship. The Norwegians are super folks, don't get me wrong, had some great haddock over there (and I'm not even a fish guy!) but what's up with you trying to leave? Something wrong with the good ol' you ess of eh?
Best, V.P Joe Biden
To: Vice President, Joe Biden From: Nate "Nathanimal" G[REDACTED]
Vice President Biden,
With all due respect, please stop going through my emails. It's creepy enough when Google does it.
If you must know, I've just finished a book by Jon Fosse called *Melancholy* printed by Dalkey Archive Press, in which a young landscape artist goes nuts. I died for this book. Then in the "about the author" in the back of the book I read this: "Fosse was awarded a lifetime stipend from the Norwegian government for his future literary efforts." Did you hear that? All his FUTURE literary efforts. The guy could do nothing but write his name with puff-paint pens for the rest of his life, he's covered.
I'm just really impressed with the Norwegians for rewarding this book the way they have. I mean, by endorsing it they are basically allowing the demented artist who narrates this book (and who is an actual beloved and famous Norwegian painter) to be their ambassador to the world. I might also mention that he spends a good amount of time touching himself.
What I'm saying is I dig the Norwegian's style. And style is often more important than people give it credit for. I might point out that all that stuck in the national memory from your last veep debate was you saying things like "malarkey" and "that's just a buncha stuff!" whereas the voice of this book will remain forever like a sliver in my soul.