Another celebratory feast of noodles for Raymond Federman. Enjoy the books and memories of Federman, one and all.
Summiting the noodle pile for another year of remembrance and celebration! Thank you to all within the Raymond Federman moinousniverse for celebrating again this year.
Until next year, follow Noodle Day/Raymond Federman-related posts on Twitter, support our site by buying a Federman book on our Bookshop store, or just say hi at some point.
Reading Federman’s work around this year’s Noodle Day had a suprisingly soothing effect. It’s not because Federman’s work is necessarily soothing—at least not in a way that would be recognized by many people. Yet it is the undercurrent of darkness, the loss, and the laughter in the face of it that soothes. As the tagline on Federman’s blog says
Laugh: yes because when some guy weeps somewhere in the world there is always some other guy who laughs somewhere else: happy balance! Never fails its normal equilibrium: laugh or cry it all comes out the same in the end!
Thanks to everyone who joined in. Curious? Join our mailing list. Want to offset some of our hosting bills? Buy a Federman book at our Bookshop store named, appropriately, Raymond Federman Books for Noodle Day for Raymond Federman.
If Noodle Day for Raymond Federman seemed quieter this year, may we point you to the above quote from Double or Nothing about working:
No SundaysRaymond Federman, Double or Nothing
Sundays are for proletarians.
Thank you, Raymond Federman and all you Federmaniacs. Say hi on twitter if you’re there.
Our website may be our home, but if you weren’t following along with us on twitter, you may have missed out. Germany, Scotland, and the US were just some of the countries that were part of the Noodle Day adventure.
We shared pictures, we chatted, some bought Federman books, while other wrote Federman words. Yes, a truly invigorating experience. But why would Federman be shushing us? Is it that those noodles are, perhaps, evocative of the mother noodle from whence we all boiled out of, or does he just want some quiet after a long day? Qui put dire?
To all noodleurs, mailing list members, and noodle voyeurs: thanks for your participation. Let’s do this again, soon.
Thanks to all Noodle Day participants here’s a shot of our meal last night. Yes, there is both cheese and a protein source. What would that do to our writer’s budgeted year of expenses?
Happy Birthday, Raymond Federman aka Ray aka Federman!
Today marks the 88th anniversary of Raymond Federman’s birth. As we say, every day can be Noodle Day. Noodle Day’s the only holiday that happens once a few times a year. Every day can be a noodle day, if you are thinking of Federman, and eating noodles.
The idea is to remember him, and that his death is not death. That’s why Noodle Day started and is celebrated by most municipalities on Oct 6. Yet, if that is too morbid for you, too X-X-X-X-X, and sad, then please—celebrate today. Federman wouldn’t mind, and neither would we.
Bon anniversaire, Raymond Federman!
Did you doubt there were noodles in 2015? There were…but the photo was late to arrive. Too much celebrating!
Here’s our noodles. Hope you enjoyed yours, were you to partake of some yourselves. Much thanks to this year’s co-Curateur as well. See you in 2015.