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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #690 on: October 16, 2013, 09:16:02 am »
Ha! I'm still reading articles from 2012.

I don't have room to hold on to issues that long.  :-\
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #691 on: October 16, 2013, 09:40:04 am »
I don't have room to hold on to issues that long.  :-\

When the stacks start to tilt and slide off onto the floor, I go through and rip out the articles I still think are worth reading and throw out the rest of the magazine. That greatly reduce their volume. I staple each article separately, and keep the pile of articles handy. I grab one when I'm looking for something quick to read, or I stuff a little bunch in my purse for when I have to wait somewhere and my iPhone isn't getting a good signal.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #692 on: October 16, 2013, 10:46:38 am »
I suppose it could be interesting to read political articles long "after the fact"--to see whether or not the author was correct.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #693 on: October 17, 2013, 09:16:22 am »
Still trying to figure out if Bill Clinton did the right thing with the welfare program. Oh, and that "don't ask, don't tell" idea? That's idiotic. I sure hope they change that soon.



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #694 on: October 22, 2013, 01:31:52 pm »
I'd hardly say I'm catching up on my issues, but over lunch today I did enjoy the Oct. 14 issue article on Henry Wallace. Previous to reading this article, Wallace had been only a name to me, the vice president to FDR who came before Harry Truman. Now I know something about him.  :)
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #695 on: October 25, 2013, 06:10:05 pm »
Just finishing Louis Menand's Norman Mailer profile. What a weird guy. Norman, I mean, not Louis.



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #696 on: October 25, 2013, 07:56:41 pm »
Just finishing Louis Menand's Norman Mailer profile. What a weird guy. Norman, I mean, not Louis.

Really? I figured you wouldn't get to that one for a few more years.  ;D

I"m reading it now. Yeah, Mailer sure was a strange character.

How come he never ended up in jail for stabbing his wife?  ???
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #697 on: October 25, 2013, 08:46:24 pm »
I enjoyed the article about Alexander Payne and I thought it might inspire your son, Katherine.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #698 on: October 25, 2013, 11:51:51 pm »
Really? I figured you wouldn't get to that one for a few more years.  ;D

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No, I always read a few articles right away. It's the rest of them, the more "dutiful" articles, that sit around until the next presidential administration.

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How come he never ended up in jail for stabbing his wife?  ???

I know! On the contrary, it seems only to have enhanced his reputation!



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #699 on: October 25, 2013, 11:52:23 pm »
I enjoyed the article about Alexander Payne and I thought it might inspire your son, Katherine.

I bet so! Thanks. I'll try to get him to read it.