Meet Slavoj Zizek. He’s a world-renowned philosopher. He’s a professor at the European Graduate School. He’s the international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities. He made a stack of cash writing ad copy for an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue a few years ago.
What does love feel like?
Like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures.
What is your favourite smell?
Nature in decay, like rotten trees.
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Teaching. I hate students, they are (as all people) mostly stupid and boring.
Nurse! This man needs a holiday to Vegas, stat! And 500cc’s of gin-and-tonic – don’t forget the lime wedge.
There’s more here, but it’s all boring and depressing and it’ll make you want to slit your wrists. Here’s a cute kitten instead.