Month: August 2011

Just a joke: Bachmann’s hurricane message from God – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

Current Affairs

If people routinely cannot tell the difference between your jokes and your policy statements, perhaps you need to reassess how you present yourself in public. Michele Bachmann‘s press secretary characterized comments by the Republican presidential candidate, when she said Hurricane Irene was a message to Washington, as a joke. via Just a joke: Bachmann’s hurricane message from God – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs. Related articles Michele Bachmann Has A ‘Great Sense of Humor’ […]

Trollope. Eliot. I deal with great heaps of verbiage.

books / Television

Buck and I have been awash lately in British Victorian period dramas, thanks to Netflix. We’ve just finished Middlemarch and are now working on Anthony Trollope: He Knew He Was Right. And so we are also awash in great silk and satin dresses with complicated laces. Buck: “I thought Trollope was a comedy writer.” Nope, heartfelt sorrows abound, though not with quite the inevitability that they do in Thomas Hardy. For me, reading Hardy is […]