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Is this a line from The Great Gatsby or a New York Times profile of Lena Dunham?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The Washington Post mocks the Times obsession with Lena Dunham:

  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Oh boy, the Great Fatsby is back.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I've never read anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald or watched or read anything by or about Lena Dunham. I scored perfectly because this quiz was petty clickbait. The big winner is the Times.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The quiz may not have been great, but the Times does deserve to be mocked for the constant attention they pay to Dunham:

  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Vers, here's a tougher quiz for you: http://www.crm114.com/algore/quiz.html

    Let me know how you do.
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    That was excellent. I scored 42%.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    LOL. Isn't that crazy?
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I scored 10/10 on the Dunham quiz, which was not that complicated really. It made its point, though.

    Scored 50% on Gore quiz, which just proves that he is bat-poop crazy.
  9. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Lots of the Times demographic loves (and identifies with) Girls. A lot also hates Lena Dunham with a passion. That the paper can satisfy the first while deliberately trolling the second is the sort of a passive-aggressive win we all should sort of admire.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So we should admire the Times or the Post?

    Count me in on someone who doesn't like Lena Dunham. Something about her just rubs me the wrong way. Hate the show.
  11. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I've tried to like her because there was a small part of me that wondered, "If I really can't understand on any level what her appeal is, then I must be old and out of touch."

    I listened to her on Stern, and I thought I was going to like her because she was a good sport about him calling her names on air. As soon as she started talking about herself, I was done.

    Same when she was on Maron's podcast.

    I know as a 40-year-old male I am not her target audience, but usually I can say, "It's not for me, but I understand why some like her."

    I can't do that with her. I don't think she can act. I don't think she can write. I think, because of the nudity on her show, people like to hold her up and say, "I like Lena Dunham, it shows I'm hip and I can judge women based on inner beauty."
  12. joe

    joe Active Member

    Today is the first I've heard of Lena Dunham. Sometimes it pays to live in flyover country.
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