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Friday, November 17, 2006

A theoretical OJ confession. A couple of gay penguins. And one hot faux TV personality.

There's lots of literary scandal afoot, dear readers...

The first is that OJ Simpson, defendant extraordinaire and off-the-deep-end author, is going public with his new book, entitled "If I did it." His publisher and TV interviewer considers it his "confession" but it's all written as "what-if" hypotheticals. What??
Oh, and the station airing the interview (the others were too demure to pick it up)? the one, the only, classy FOX News. Check it out.

Fellow-ette has no comment other than to hold her nose.
Just as scandalous to some is the outrage Illinois parents are venting over a book called "And Tango Makes Three," which is the "true story of two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo that adopted a fertilized egg and raised the chick as their own."
[Awwwwww]. The parents are requesting that children be given special permission to read the book, or it be moved to another section. Double-What???

Sigh. There is nothing more censorious than the "American Parent Teacher Association." Good for the district attorney for staying put in the face of censorship. This reminds me of the scene in Field of Dreams where Kevin Costner's wife calls the book-censoring mother a "Nazi Cow!" and then starts shrieking about how it felt like the 60s again while her husband starts goopily following the voices he hears. Oh, and the parents all vote for freedom of speech. Good times.

And finally, not a literary scandal at all but rather proof that brilliance and wit are definitely bringing sexy back: Ironic hero Stephen Colbert makes it onto People's sexiest man alive list as surprise. Hurrah! The winner? Super-hot super liberal George Clooney. I feel like this kind of caps the democratic victories last week. We're so hot right now.

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