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@wharrgarbl "P.S. ALL IS DISCOVERED, FLY AT ONCE."
'Whom a respectable man could take to an operate.' This is the most terrifying typo ever, I have an image of the bloke from The Human Centipede on a date with Julia Roberts.
(PS Great column!)
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I fear my life is too boring for me to be an interesting correspondent. I'll probably end up sending synopses of Mad Men episodes, cut out of the TV guide.
@Cat named Virtute (also Julia is pretty great)
@Cat named Virtute Oh yeah, CH was heartbreaking (especially since I lived in Cambridge for several years, I could picture it all so clearly). I think maybe that's more a criticism that carries to later books perhaps- I remember particularly in One Good Turn, all the other people with a viewpoint seemed much more interesting than Jackson. But yes! it's awesome! (I should be less of a downer!)
@MEGA VENUTIAN SPACE SCORPION I LOVE It's Not The End of The World. Especially the first and last ones- I laughed so much and then couldn't sleep because I felt like if it was the apocslypse I probably wouldn't notice either. Have you read Behind the Scenes at the Museum?
@l'esprit de l'escalier Yeees exactly! She says it's 'alcohol abuse' not 'alcoholism', and I felt bad being sceptical about that, since she's clearly had a tough go-round, but flip-flopping between general statements intended to show she's the same as everyone else, like 'two-thirds of college students go to a party in their first week' (no shit), and on the other hand stuff about 'my mother came to visit and I kept vomiting in the street' sort of undermines that category she's gone for.
(and ha!, I know what you meant :) )
I like you and this is excellent news.
@bocadelperro I could kiss you on the nuts for that.
@Heat Signature But then bitch Mary ruined her marriage to David-off of-Cold Feet, which is a million times worse. ZERO SYMPATHY. (Seriously, get rid of your Marys, they are awful).