"Passing Through The Absurd En Route To The Grotesque"

“’You will surely make noise when I take you deep,’ texted Representative Anthony Weiner, the great BlackBerry lover, to his virtual inamorata, Lisa Weiss, the famous dissident, aviatrix and Vegas blackjack dealer. ‘Yes I will,’ she texted back. ‘I will be sore for days.’ This past year took the world deep, and the world made noise, but unlike Ms. Weiss, it had, in its soreness, no luxury of bed rest.”
 — Awl pal Dana Vachon’s review of the past year is pretty much required reading and almost balances out that other thing in the Observer today, that thing we’re not talking about.