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Monday Medley

What we read while lamenting the destruction of traditional marriage…

  • Further proof that William Faulkner can write about anything, as if we needed it. Remember the words of Moe Szyslak: “William Faulkner can write an exhaust pipe gag that would really make you think.” Our favorite sentence from this Faulkner Sports Illustrated piece from 1955? “But [the ice] looked not expectant but resigned, like the mirror simulating ice in the Christmas store window, not before the miniature fir trees and reindeer and cosy lamplit cottage were arranged upon it, but after they had been dismantled and cleared away.”
  • We are far from the first ones on this, but sometimes, taking two things that independently aren’t funny, like say, Kanye West tweets and New Yorker cartoons, and putting them together equals comic gold.

Which really is the cruellest month?

Personal affinities for T.S. Eliot aside, we never quite agreed that April is the cruellest month. But what is?

We can all agree that each month has its own character and its own ambience. But we also agree that these things resonate with us in a very subjective manner. So we decided to settle the age-old debate: What really is the cruellest month, and just as important, what’s the best?

We each brought our own criteria. Stunningly, Tim’s calendar pretty much revolves around sports and God. John, on the other hand, was motivated by weather and holidays. Josh, like John, was motivated by weather and, like Tim, by sports, but both factors paled in comparison to general “feel” and other intangibles.

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