Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Jay McInerney Slurps

I have two recurring dream-reality issues. One, I believe that there was a cartoon in which Laverne and Shirley are trapped on an island with a pig as a marine sargeant. Everyone tells me there was no such thing, but I am sure it is not a dream, this was an actual cartoon. Am I going crazy?

Anyhoo: the second issue is that Jay McInerney was actually a wine columnist for House and Garden. This book of his is a collection of his columns and is surprisingly bad.

Like his mentor, Norman Mailer, McInerney thinks that because he can write he has the authority to write about anything .... even subject matter of which he clearly has no grasp. He goes on for 278 pages and expects us to fork over $24.95 so that he can associate himself with fine wine in gassy verbiage.

To know the meaning of a good belly laugh, The Corsair suggests you read McInerney's chapter on port.

Jay, why don't you just admit you don't know what the fuck you're talking about?

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