The Steve Martin 92Y Debacle Needs Our Generation's Zapruder Tape

So it begins, the long-form accountings of the Great Doomed Steve Martin Appearance with (Oft-Hated) Times Question-Lady Deborah Solomon: “A woman took to the podium and introduced Martin and Solomon; at some point, referring to Martin’s impressive variety of accomplishments, she called him a ‘Renaissance man.’ Solomon and Martin came out, and Solomon immediately expressed her opinion that, as he lacks any accomplishments in the sciences, designating Martin a ‘Renaissance man’ was perhaps a bit much. Martin agreed and said something to the effect that Leonardo da Vinci set the standard of a Renaissance man to a degree that has hardly been met since.” And so on, sometimes rather hilariously.