@chrismohney : #322, dang.
The only purpose of rye is to be less sweet than bourbon, which allows it to correctly balance the sweet vermouth in a Manhattan. And that is a fine and noble purpose indeed, etc. etc.
"... the vituperation is making our friend's point about liberal intolerance — maybe better than he did ..."
To reiterate : "our friend's point"
Dear Editors of the WSJ,
- Your friend, Gef the Talking Mongoose
On You'll Never Believe What This Generation's Equivalent To The Market Square Of The Middle Ages Is
I was going to post this long comment on how, having read this, the apotheosis of Thought Catalog pieces, I will never have to read another Thought Catalog piece ever again but really just UGGGGHHHHHHGHGHGHGH. OK, thanks.
Also, that's an absolutely terrible definition of a logarithm. It's the equivalent of saying "a newspaper is a printed object used to line birdcages and to wrap fish."
I don't believe I've ever seen the phrase "fruit salad enthusiast" outside the LRB personals before.
I see you misspelled "olives in order of likelihood to induce vomiting, from 'not at all' to 'absolutely guaranteed'."
... so we ended up going to Shanghai and using very specific, curated areas of Shanghai with very specific curated areas of Los Angeles ...
As much as I enjoy Spike Jonze, that right there ... well, I would happily pay good money to see a location scout and/or an English professor slap the shit out of him for that, is all I'm saying.
@joshc : If the Beautifulhandwrittenletters.com concept wasn't stolen whole-cloth from George Saunders, it might as well have been.
Alternate take : Particularly when written as Beautiful Handwritten Letters, amirite?
The more important question is : how could a man with the name "Simon Hoggart" not become a parliamentary sketchwriter?