In which I clean out my bookmarks:
~ I know the newly published Harper Lee novel is all the rage these days, but I don’t want to read it. First, I’m skeptical about its provenance, and I can’t shake that feeling (the Onion sounds all too plausible here.). Second, I don’t want it to overshadow or spoil the greatness that is To Kill A Mockingbird. Third, I have this automatic reaction against whatever is all the rage — whatever someone tells me I just must read ________. Phil at Brandywine Books made me chuckle with his list of newly discovered literary sequels.
~ Mainstream media is more than just maddening. They’re just plain boring with their determination to see the world a certain way, along with intellectual laziness. See Exhibit A: Andrea Mitchell.
~ Here’s a new (to me, at least) concept: Sugar Baby Schools. In a nutshell, young women connect online with men who are willing to pay for their tuition, among other expenses:
The website, describing itself as the “No. 1 sugar daddy site for those seeking mutually beneficial arrangements,” says a “modern daddy” is “a successful and generous man who is willing to pamper and offer financial help or gifts to a young person in return for friendship and companionship.”
The website describes a “goal seeking sugar baby,” as a girl who “know(s) you deserve to date someone who will pamper you, empower you, and help you mentally, emotionally and financially.”
What’s missing at the end of that last sentence is: FOR MONEY. You know, there’s a word for that arrangement.
~ “Rome is on the verge of collapse.” That really makes me sad.
~ Ineptocracy. Indeed.
That’s it for now. Happy Monday!