Month: January 2013

In Defense of Hot People Having Sex: A Response to “Girls”

These days you can’t consider yourself a serious essayist unless you’ve written a piece about the television series Girls and how its portrayal of twenty-something New Yorkers is eerily spot on for an entire generation of twenty-something Americans. And you can only consider yourself a double-serious essayist if you’ve written a piece about Girls’ laser-like focus on sex between two…

A Phone Call from Charter

me:  charter called to inform me that they have a better deal on internet Ian:  great! Ian:  get some! me:  but i have to call their special service line to get it Ian:  aw me:  you’d think they’d tell me about the deal and give it to me in one call, save some time and money Ian:  why not call…

Haiku Review – Django Unchained

Hope you like talking The occasional blood splat And the word “nigger”   What is that accent? A German bounty hunter? Or Woody Allen?   There is no montage Unimproved by music of Spaghetti westerns   Spaghetti westerns? Meant period music by Ricky Ross “The Boss”   Movie doesn’t start Till DiCaprio enters The perfect villain   Nothing scarier than…

Inauguration Day

Obama’s second presidential inauguration took place yesterday and I hear that, overall, it went off without a hitch. The man was anointed president once again, the crowds roared most approvingly, and Martin Luther King Jr. turned over in his grave to find a surprisingly comfortable position on his stomach. All was right and well with the political world – except…