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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1990 on: September 04, 2018, 09:56:17 am »
I renewed my subscription this morning.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1991 on: September 04, 2018, 08:03:42 pm »
I wonder if they send different covers to different people.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1992 on: September 04, 2018, 09:06:19 pm »
Found it. It's the July 9 and 16 issue.

It has a personal essay by David Sedaris about going to a shooting range, an profile by Ariel Levy, a vintage cartoon by Charles Addams and a critic at large by Nathan Heller about the concept of universal income.

For me, those would be the highlights, but of course YMMV.

Here's the Sedaris piece, which for me was/would be the first thing I turned to/would turn to.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/09/active-shooter


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1993 on: September 04, 2018, 10:23:11 pm »
I wonder if they send different covers to different people.

Too expensive to print different covers.

I remember the dog cover, because I remember thinking, "dog days of summer," but don't ask me which issue. It's way gone out with the recycling.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1994 on: September 05, 2018, 01:48:23 pm »
https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-furious-that-woodwards-book-is-written-at-seventh-grade-reading-level



Satire from The Borowitz Report
Trump Furious That Woodward’s Book
Is Written at Seventh-Grade Reading Level


By Andy Borowitz   September 05, 2018 10:17 A.M.



Photograph by Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty




WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump obtained an advance copy of Bob Woodward’s new book Monday evening and was “furious” to discover that Woodward had written it at a seventh-grade reading level, a White House aide has confirmed.

The aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Trump was convinced that Woodward wrote the book for seventh-grade readers to make its assertions impossible for Trump to refute.

“Trump was turning page after page, becoming increasingly angry at its gratuitous use of a seventh-grade vocabulary,” the aide said. “It was like it was written entirely in a secret code.”

At one point, Trump became so frustrated trying to decipher the word “imbecilic” that he hurled the book across the room.

“Book bad!” he reportedly shouted.

According to the aide, Trump’s daughter Ivanka is dreading that she will be called upon to read the Woodward book aloud to her father, as he has demanded she do with books by James Comey and Omarosa Manigault Newman.

“In the past, Ivanka has begged off by saying she was too busy running her company, but she can’t do that anymore,” the aide said.



Andy Borowitz is the New York Times best-selling author of “The 50 Funniest American Writers,” and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes the Borowitz Report, a satirical column on the news, for The New Yorker    newyorker.com.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1995 on: September 05, 2018, 02:59:52 pm »
I just saw this on my New Yorker daily newsletter, John. Hilarious!

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1996 on: September 05, 2018, 03:22:38 pm »
"Book bad!"  :laugh: :laugh:

Thanks so much for the additional details on the cover. I found it buried way back under my bed!!

I read the issue and all of the stories you referred to, but the cover didn't register in my mind. Guess I'm just not a dog-lover!!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1997 on: September 05, 2018, 06:06:44 pm »
I just saw this on my New Yorker daily newsletter, John. Hilarious!



"Book bad!"  :laugh: :laugh:



Book Bad?? Be Best!!   ;D ;D


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1998 on: September 17, 2018, 02:01:15 pm »
I just finished Jeffrey Toobin's article on Rudy Giuliani (Sept. 10).

Why doesn't Toobin call a lie a lie instead of a bloody falsehood?

Have we already forgotten Giuliani's dictum, "Truth is not Truth"?
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1999 on: September 17, 2018, 04:23:34 pm »
I just finished Jeffrey Toobin's article on Rudy Giuliani (Sept. 10).

Why doesn't Toobin call a lie a lie instead of a bloody falsehood?

Have we already forgotten Giuliani's dictum, "Truth is not Truth"?

Lie and falsehood are not synonymous. One implies intent to deceive; the other means making a false statement, but doesn't imply intent.

Sure, we can all assume that Giuliani knows he is lying. But one guess of why Toobin wrote it that way is that accusing someone of lying is on thinner legal ice, inviting a potential LIEbel suit.

And/or, "lie" is a hot-button word, subtly charged with accusation and outrage. Falsehood is a more neutral term. And when he uses it to describe a guy with decades of legal and political experience who is also a close friend of Donald Trump's and who frequently says things that are provably untrue and sometimes inadvertently contradict even Trump's statements, Toobin probably figures he can trust New Yorker readers to understand what that means. He doesn't want or need to convey potentially partisan outrage; he wants to convey the straight facts and let readers muster their own partisan outrage.