I'm afraid that it is the book Lena Dunham is now writing with her gazillion dollar advance....
That Agnew quote is "nattering nabobs of negativism" -- better, no? I'm all upset about this and instantaneously commenting about it to strangers who don't care --- its practically Twitter!
On Dear Sanj
I love all of these, so far. But sadly, I think its at least as likely that someone was being deliberately hateful as someone "made a horrible assumption". Obviously the punk rocker didn't do anything wrong, so there was either a line of many "horrible assumptions" (sad and possible) or a lie about the intrusive activities (ditto...)
Of course I'd be thrilled to hang out with/give a blow job to Willie Nelson despite his wealth, though.... (call me).
@Heather and Helio-
Well, sure, I get the Willie Nelson joke, and may have found it funny when I was younger. That the guy in the letter is a controlling asshole seems clear, though I don't know what that has to do with his age (And though while I'm not in the market for 20 somethings, are we really "old" in our 40's, Polly?). As for hanging out with a douchey guy because he buys rounds, Helio-- no, I definitely haven't, even when young. I may now be a barely middle class geezer but I've long found people with tons of money tend towards the less tolerable, not more, no matter what your definition of "the world" has to say about it..
Wow, Polly, and to think I used to dig you, before this column's advice that "old is okay but poor is unacceptable". You're an inspiration to all the shithead Hugh Hefner wannabees in your readership, a bummer to us good single 40-something men.
copy edit first paragraph: While whether or not it is a big number may be relative, even the most strict bible-interpreters generally accept that there are more than 32 people.
I refuse to let my ignorance of lots of (excellent) mainstream rap keep me from insisting that Boots Riley, from The Coup, should be somewhere up high on all these imaginary, silly lists. No one has ever made class warfare sound that hilarious or flow so well. Both "Wear Clean Draws", and "Me and Jesus the Pimp in a'79 Grenada Last Night" need to be in the imaginary hall of masterpieces. Dave? Can you help me out?
thanks, I'm sufficiently drawn in by the recent Jami Attenberg blitz here that I'll look for the book. But Michelle, please do your part to make sure her dream comes true by not asking the f'ing question again.... she was trying tot be nice to you, but still.
Fun article, thank you. But I think the reason "Major League head coaches" is such an exclusive club is that they don't exist. You mean manager, right? Or do they exist in some role I never heard of -- school me if need be....