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’ […]
If you wish to be taken seriously, do not wander up and down the aisles of DSW with your copy of Trollope tucked in your arm, even if you do intend to buy shoes. That only seems to make it worse.
Via Letters of Note: Handy Nervous Breakdown Avoider.
Obamas Book Club – The Daily Beast.
Behold the glorious, futuristic leisure saver: Booklamp.org. via Reading Algorithm « Stacked.
A newspaper that wishes to make its fortune should never waste its columns and weary its readers by praising anything. — Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now
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 […]