NYT Editor Fashions Hilarious R.E.M. Riff

At one point in the most recent New York Times “Sunday Routine” series column highlighting the weekend habits of xojane.com founder-editor Jane Pratt, the following paragraph can be found:

The paragraph tag – BRINY HAPPY PEOPLE – hilariously teases the facts that the godfather of Pratt’s 11-year-old daughter is R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe and that she and mom often partake in salty Sunday repasts. It’s Hall of Fame worthy, so much so that it generated some follow-up discussion on Twitter and article author Julie Satow giving credit where shiny credit is due. Way to go, Hilary Howard!