Foer Lets Loose

DCist scores a great interview with new New Republic Editor Franklin Foer. We learn all sorts of interesting information about Foer, including that his parents were routinely robbed at gunpoint growing up.

Perhaps it was that sort of thuggish childhood that made the best part of the interview possible:

The chickety-check-yo-self-before-you-wreck-yourself ‘tude that Foer adopts in this sentence:

    Check this: I have got a baby girl.

A little bit of hip and bad English? We like him already.

Other gems:

  • “Now, I’m just riffing.”
  • “If you say something crap on TV…”
  • “Girls are always hurling their panties at me. It’s so annoying.”
  • “But Chelsea gives me a rash.”

Foer may be exactly what TNR needs: A self-deprecating editor with a sense of humor.

(Bad joke/stupid comment of the day: Do the Foers purposely avoid playing golf so that they don’t constantly get distracted when someone yells out “Fore!”?

Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitress.)