"Too much traffic"
Reads like a parody of a stereotype....
I've always been skeptical of Zizek and his cult. This just pushes me all the way to downright dislike. I've never seen anyone try so hard at self-mythologizing.
Vacillating between "how horrendous" and "how hilarious," I go back into that academic anxiety over whether one is getting the joke, or thinking one is getting the joke when the joke is actually on the person thinking they are getting the joke, or maybe it's not a joke at all, or... Time for some People magazine, or at the very least Dickens!
After Simon Critchely's response to Zizek in his letter to Harper's of last spring, I'm as done with Zizek as I'll ever be. But I must say, this was morbidly entertaining!
I usually have a severe allergic reaction to most things Zizek, but I actually really liked this. I think you said it best, thinking of him as a kind of "aphoristic" philosopher makes the most sense, and allows one to appreciate, from time to time, at least, what he's trying to do.