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July 26, 2007

Attention Deficit Day

The only thing to say against Steven Augustine's literary blog The Ept, The Ane and the Fantile is that its title is resistant to memory -- or to mine, at least. But it is worth a look right now for the interview with James Marcus that went up recently. I'll be adding EAF to the blogroll at some point soon.

Meanwhile (small world) Marcus has just published an interview with William Langewiesche, whose The Atomic Bazaar is the rare case of someone turning magazine pieces into a book without padding everything out. (See my review from a couple of months ago.)

And finally, a visit to Minor Tweaks, where it sounds like Tom Bartlett is getting an early taste of cranky senior citizen-itis:

Hey, you kids, stop throwing stuff in my yard!

[shakes fist in air]

I've recently picked up a Vitamin Water bottle, a pudding container, and a cigarette package. Not to mention a condom wrapper. What are you kids doing? Driving around in your cars, drinking flavored water, eating pudding, smoking and engaging in premarital relations all at the same time? That's not safe!

[tugs at too-high pants]

Back in my day we didn't even have Vitamin Water -- or premarital relations, for that matter. And when we ate pudding we did so in the privacy of our own homes, not out on the streets like hooligans.

[starts coughing]

You better not let me catch you! Believe me, you'll regret it!

If they are doing all those things at the same time, it's all the more important to look both ways before you cross the street.....

Posted by smclemee at July 26, 2007 3:47 PM

COMMENTS

Scott:

Re: the title: I know, I know...

Posted by: Steven Augustine at July 26, 2007 7:04 PM

Sounds like you and others are ready for an analogy contest kicking off Berube's (entirely un-real) mayoral campaign.

Posted by: The Constructivist at July 27, 2007 2:33 AM