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Noodles for Raymond Federman, Despite 2020

A plate of noodles for Raymond Federman, on Noodle Day for Raymond Federman, with a picture of Ray watching out from the corner

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!

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Happy (88th Anniversary of Your) Birthday, Raymond Federman! (and Alternate Noodle Day)

Noodles a la Warhol
An alternate view of October’s noodles.

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 appétit!
Bon anniversaire, Raymond Federman!