He also answers to "Marvin"

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.

And he’s the most miserable misery-guts of miserableness you’ve ever met. A few samples from his interview with the _Guardian_:

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.