Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm so vain, I probably think my book is about me.

As has been pointed out in the comments:  It turns out that Julie & Julia is about Martha Stewart!

I knew it!  God, how could I have been so arrogant and stupid....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I love snide mockery

As a general rule, I think that displaying open contempt for idiotic yahoos who make a habit of embarrassing the entire nation with their verbal garbage is a laudable pursuit.  Truly.   And the people interviewed here are, without a doubt, idiotic yahoos.  But I think maybe the New York Times is making it just a little too easy for the Palin-loving, anti-reading, New York-hating crowd.  

I just love that all these people are identified first by their jobs and secondly by their physical point in space, which is almost invariably in the parking lot outside a Wal-Mart.  I mean, c'mon.  You couldn't find some racists, like, in an office building?  "Flo Wynette, a waitress at the Slo-Poke Diner, was interviewed while leaning against a wall outside the Piggly-Wiggly, smoking a menthol.  'I just wish those coloreds would stick to basketball."  "Billy-Ray Harper, who sometimes drives a truck for the lumber yards here north of Mobile, was found picking his nose in front of the Winn-Dixie.  "Y'know all those half-breeds are gay, right?"

Fish in a barrel, NYT.  And, frankly, not helping.  You piss off the southerners with brains, of which there are many, you uphold Yankees' offensive stereotypes, and make racism seem simple - just a matter of rednecks, morons and Jesus freaks.

Anyway.  Rant ends here.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Buy This!

So, please, everybody, go out and git yourself, doggonit, also, a copy of Casserole Crazy, the gosh darn great new cookbook by dear friend and just great insane person Emily Farris.  All us New York Times readin' elites are gonna hafta git out there'n stir us up some comfort food for the End Times ahead, and you can't do any better than this.  Also.

(Don't mind the Palinisms, the book is totally fantastic.  Really!!!!)