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Inductee, "Incidentally" Hall of Fame or I Need To Write a Biography of William Randolph Hearst
From a review of John Maynard Keynes, Volume Three, Fighting for Freedom, 1937 -1946. The review is by Sylvia Nasar and appeared in the January 20, 2002, issue of the New York Times Book Review (the verbal tension is a little strange here, Sylvia was doing a present-tense recap of the bio's plot dynamics, ignore that for the "incidentally" payoff):
Suffering from incurable heart-disease, the 55 year-old Keynes has seemingly settled into early retirement at his country estate, Tilton (where, incidentally, his biographer now lives)... 2:51 AM
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
You Can Make This Stuff Up
OMFGreat White Father, another chronicler of hope-encrusted ruination gets busted. The James Frey thing just can't compare with JT Leroy and now Nasdijj. Sure, Frey's book was bigger than any of theirs, but his lies were more market-researched exaggerations and calculated self-degrandizing. It's the whole cloth boys (by which I mean man and woman) who are really fucking with us. Not that we don't deserve it. And or want it:
“My stepfather once told me, if you want anyone in the world to like you, just tell them that you’re Indian,” says Sherman Alexie. “For some reason we are elevated simply because of our race. I’m so popular I could start a cult. I could have 45 German women living with me tomorrow.”
"Paging Mickey Kaus--Your Joke Is On Hold, Line One"
(The NYT's) Two part-time broadcast networks moved to become a combined larger one today as CBS and the Warner Brothers studio announced they were joining forces to form a new network, called the CW... 3:36 PM
Monday, January 23, 2006
More Nothing Now
Thesetwo Susie Bright posts (and the comments to them) re J. T. Leroy's nexistence kept me reading and thinking for an hour.
This is a rerun for the controversy surrounding the reality show that featured a gay couple and adopted son among the families competing to win a suburban house. The series, though finished and press screened, somehow never made it onto ABC's schedule. The story first bubbled up in the summer when the show didn't air as expected, but now the fact has emerged that the gay guys actually won the house. The ID's of pre-taped reality show winners are embargoed with contractual suicide (and murder) pacts so it is especially telling that this information is now known. The show's chances must be deader than the white weasels trimming Benedict's velvet cape.
(I'm going to collect signatures for a referendum to ban all future instead-of-an-actual-joke usages of brokeback --such as in the title to this post--but until I am successful it is still in play.)
The unscripted series, "Welcome to the Neighborhood," was heavily promoted and scheduled to appear in a summer time slot usually occupied by "Desperate Housewives." Stephen Wright, 51, who was already living in a nice house a few miles away with his partner and adopted son, said he participated primarily for one reason: to show tens of millions of prime-time viewers that a real gay family might, over the course of six episodes, charm a neighborhood whose residents overwhelmingly identified themselves as white, Christian and Republican.
As it turned out, the Wrights did win - beating families cast, at least partly, for being African-American, Hispanic, Korean, tattooed or even Wiccan - but outside of a few hundred neighbors (who attended private screenings last summer) and a handful of journalists, almost no one has been able to see them do so. 3:25 AM