I made you a Katie Roiphe mask for Halloween! Go forth and slut-shame!
I dug this out of the archives in case you’re looking for a quick sexy costume for Halloween this year.
There’s this thing with pop-non-fiction books in which I can’t feel like I’m not being talked down to. Here’s an author who basically spent the time to read a bunch of academic-level books about the subject he or she is interested in, then typed up watered-down summaries of what he or she read. Here’s the credit you deserve! You did a lot of reading so I didn’t have to! But it’s the same sort of thing that bothered me about this video: someone else did all of that work, and you just dumbed it down for the lowest common denominator. Cool research paper! Oh, and added some bits about your personal experience with the subject, because why else would you be interested in writing about something if it didn’t affect you? Anyway, I just stopped reading a book after getting to page 97, on which the author described a New Yorker cartoon in six sentences and then followed those with one that began, “The cartoon is funny because…” It’s the literary equivalent of being unable to get away from a drunk stranger at a party who wants to tell you all about his favorite SNL sketch.
Adam Frucci wrote a book?
Brian Van wrote a book?
Cole wrote a b— oh.
Whooooops forgot about the “do not engage” policy. Here’s a kitten.
(C) Summer of Megadeth 2112