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The New Yorker Gets It Right

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Fenian_Bastard, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Himself!

    http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2008/02/11/080211crbo_books_updike
     
  2. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Updike sings of the Great Unsung!
     
  3. Today's lesson is from Jem Casey, The Poet of The Pick

    When things go wrong and will not come right,
    Though you do the best you can,
    When life looks black as the hour of night -
    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

    When money's tight and is hard to get
    And your horse has also ran,
    When all you have is a heap of debt -
    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

    When health is bad and your heart feels strange,
    And your face is pale and wan,
    When doctors say that you need a change,
    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

    When food is scarce and your larder bare
    And no rashers grease your pan,
    When hunger grows as your meals are rare -
    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

    In times of trouble and lousy strife,
    You still have got a darlint plan,
    You still can turn to a brighter life -
    A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN
     
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I am 734 issues behind on The New Yorker. There is just no good way to keep up.
     

  5. A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.
     
  6. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Stick with it, then. You're just about to get to the part where they hire Tina Brown and start publishing photographs.
     
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Great, now I'm only 733 issues behind.
     
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    And I'm up to June 2001 on my Vanity Fairs. President Clinton apparently pardoned Marc Rich and messed up all the really good dinner parties.
     
  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I hear Rosanne may guest edit an issue soon! I'm so excited! Do let us know how it turns out!
     
  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Slate gets it.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2184551
     
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    I haven't read At Swim in about 25 years. Time to dust it off along with The Best of Myles.
     
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