• Wallace explains his fascination with mathematics, but only because it reminded him of the straight lines of geography.
• Wallace discusses the wind in the Midwest is what assisted his small size in tennis.
• Wallace believes he was a boring tennis player because he used to hit the ball to the center of the court in hopes the wind would work in his favor.
• Wallace explains the wind in New England was difficult to adjust to.
• Wallace discusses how Philo, IL, is called Tornado Valley.
• In Tornado Valley, people didn't follow the tornado warning rules and just huddled together.
• Wallace describes a tennis match where he and his partner played through a tornado and were thrown into the fence, leaving two indentations.
• Wallace discusses how fiction writers enjoy watching television but hate to be watched.
• Wallace speculates that television seems real because the actors are skilled at...
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