a few days ago I posted on twitter a video of a speech of David Foster Wallace dispensing some interesting pop wisdom about choice in a commencement speech. It was a bit too touchy feely for me but overall was good. Today was looking for a quote and found a transcript the original speech and realized that the text in the video had been heavily edited. All the grit about suicide, atheism and any controversial theme had been scrubbed out to make a more ‘palatable’ version. The original version is much more interesting especially considering the comment about that “most of these suicides are actually dead long before they pull the trigger” coming from him.