Monday, April 25th, 2011

Local Magazine Tears People Apart

“Killing them all is the answer?”

“They’re terrorists!” Andrea says.

“They didn’t start out as terrorists!”

“They invented suicide bombing!”

How the New Yorker destroys lives.

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keisertroll (#1,117)

TL;DR. I'm just going to assume they're talking about the Scientology article.

Matt (#26)

Can we talk about how the Post looks like 1998 on-line?

Also, on-the-go Washingtonians who make a big showy point of reading the New Yorker while waiting for the D2 were already the worst people anyway and I don't particular care if they're torn limb from limb.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@Matt That would explain the Drudge sirens.

Abe Sauer (#148)

It simply doesn't get better than that second paragraph.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)


Tulletilsynet (#333)

Something went very wrong.

Dan Kois, 2011: "… they appreciate the rare long view …."

WH Auden, 1946: "Thou shalt not live within thy means / Nor on plain water and raw greens. / If thou must choose / Between the chances, choose the odd; / Read The New Yorker, trust in God; / And take short views."

Can we still use the words "epic" and "takedown"? Because, if not, can "damning with faint lifestyle piece" enter the lexicon?

sigerson (#179)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose – Agreed. When she referred to the "big, bold contemporary art pieces that the real estate agent would presumably ask her clients to remove for staging purposes," I paused and licked my finger in a silent "ooooh, burn!" moment.

sigerson (#179)

The Washington Post is so deeply unprofitable and is now completely overshadowed by the Kaplan test-prep/for-profit education side of the house that it is schizophrenic and just plain "trying to hard to be hip."

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

There's not one paragraph of this that isn't a total delight.

"As with every book club, each participant speaks from her own context." Every book club, eh?

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

I once got beat up by a girl pretty bad at a book club meeting after I said, for whatever reason, that the female orgasm was "ephemeral." What I really meant was that the female orgasm was "ethereal." What really really meant was to not have downed two bottles of wine and start talking about female orgasms in a room full of ladies in the first place.

Astigmatism (#1,950)

I think my reading group will skip this piece. It doesn't really speak to me.

Gah. The Dutch invented suicide bombing. The Tamils just pulled a Reverse Elvis and took a white thing and gave it to brown people.

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