Sunday’s NYT: The Drive-by Edition

“Meanwhile, we have the governor he leaves behind in Illinois to serve as our national whipping boy, the one betrayer of the public trust who could actually end up paying for his behavior. The surveillance tapes of Blagojevich are so fabulous it seems a tragedy we don’t have similar audio records of the bigger fish who have wrecked the country. But in these hard times we’ll take what we can get.”

Maybe the instance in which Obama lose out for this title this year. Meanwhile, we’ve never heard of him.

Maybe a whole other sort of auto bailout is necessary?

“When people are shaken to the core, it can open doors.”

Once more with feeling: When people are shaken to the core, it can open doors.

[The ship sinks!] I’ll never let go. I’ll never let go, Jack.


“Of course there is a hypothesis that it is the Pink Panthers, but we cannot at this stage say absolutely that it is them.”

Well, we’ve been meaning to catch up with all the goings on in Genoa City, anyway. Also, ‘forced vacation’ certainly has a better ring to it than ‘laid off.’

We made it exactly three sentences into to this before we realized it wasn’t a ‘from the archives of the nineties’ feature, and clicked elsewhere.

We imagine that in the not-too-distant future even the bathtub may be for rent.

Buy books! These ones are about New York City.

Charles Berry, chairman of the board, recalled as a young boy approaching the checkout desk behind “a very tall man with large ears” and hearing the librarian say, “Will that be all, Mr. Auden?” Another guest reported having seen Willa Cather. A woman in a sky-blue suit and Ferragamo pumps added, “Well, I used to see that naughty Truman Capote.” They all regularly see the Louises — Begley and Auchincloss.