- Marcel Proust playing air guitar on a tennis racket circa 1892
From culture website Flavorwire (who recently brought us "The 10 Grumpiest Living Writers"
) comes this amusing collection of photos
featuring serious writers in less-than-serious situations. While we might take issue with Flavorwire's categorization of Hunter S. Thompson
as an extremely serious writer — brilliant, yes, but "extremely serious" isn't the first description that comes to mind — we can't quibble with a shot of Marcel Proust playing air guitar. Or Susan Sontag in a bear suit
We might just have to do a series titled, "Extremely Serious Photos of Extremely Silly Alt-Weekly Writers." Hmmm ....