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  • I believe strongly in the distasteful effect of "kipple", the crap that tends to accumulate on a Web site as it ossifies.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • You can blame it on Star Wars (and the pernicious influence of “Fantasy”) if you want, but it goes back to every crappy drive-in B movie, every half-arsed rip-off of The Twilight Zone, every shitty piece of symbolically formulated kipple that came off the production-line broken and useless to all but the true believers, the geeks who loved it all for the lurid glory of its strangeness, however slipshod.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • It's All Too Much is a terrific book that inverts the typical approach to dealing with existential kipple.

    Boing Boing

  • The cities of Neuromancer were crumbling into a kipple of obsolete technology, litter and grime.

    Zero History by William Gibson

  • I like that the kipple doesn't stay put inside the room and leaps out onto the floor instead.

    rotating kitchen on Vimeo

  • The transformation of writerly trash, junk, kipple, into high-concept art is something that many of us have done as readers at one time or another, facing these kinds of books, haven't we?

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 9: Winter’s Heart (2000)

  • I was carrying something like the twenty-third dustpan of kipple to the Dumpster out back when I decided for sure that unless, or until, I could reverse my amnesia with a strategic headbump, I was going to set up camp in the alley behind the El Dungeon.

    ‘Emily The Strange: The Lost Days’

  • I straightened up some yesterday, so it's not disgusting, but there's kipple absolutely everywhere.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

  • In about a week, the kipple will be six inches high, and I'll never actually see the surface of this table ever again.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

  • Find assorted tables and dresser tops and counter space before the kipple takes over entirely.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

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  • Kipple and Things : How To Hoard and How Not To Mean.

    August 2, 2011

  • a good word for hamster chow.

    April 11, 2010

  • Such as....?

    November 4, 2009

  • This word was invented by Philip K. Dick and is one of my favourite words. The word is used to describe the useless objects that seem to reproduce when you turn your back on them.

    November 3, 2009

  • Ah, but you will one day. We all will.

    March 2, 2009

  • I don't know, you naughty boy, I've never kippled.

    March 2, 2009

  • Cat, you apparently didn't read VictoriaPL's citation from about 1 year ago. No need to repeat comments. By the way, do you like kippling? What about browning?

    March 2, 2009

  • I prefer him to Burns.

    March 2, 2009

  • Do you like kippling?

    March 2, 2009

  • As described by science fiction author Philip K. Dick, "kipple" is the seemingly useless bric-a-brac that piles up around us daily. And when not watched carefully, it propagates!

    March 2, 2009

  • "Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When no one's around, kipple reproduces itself."
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

    December 3, 2007

  • And its billjoy form, buckyjunk.

    December 16, 2006