Tonight’s Missive to Paid Subscribers
Tonight’s missive to paid subscribers is . . .
. . . well, it’s . . .
. . . it’s about 3,800 words long.
That’s all I can tell you. If I told you more, I would have to kill you.
The missive is titled: Mike Pesca Suspended at Slate for . . . Doing a Bad Thing I Can’t Talk About. The old lady who swallowed the fly makes an appearance. The only teaser I can give you is this:
The haughty way in which woke white people lecture on this issue is perfectly encapsulated in this hilarious exchange between my man Thomas Chatterton Williams and Kirsten Powers. This is worth reading all the way through.
If you want in on the fun, subscribe.
UPDATE: I did another podcast too!
Having some fun with the pieces and the podcast, such as it is.
It’s a learning experience.Patterico (115b1f) — 2/24/2021 @ 6:39 pm
It is great fun for me, and I am learning a lot.DRJ (aede82) — 2/25/2021 @ 9:13 am
The Thomas Chatterton Williams and Kirsten Powers anecdote was new to me and excellent.DRJ (aede82) — 2/25/2021 @ 9:15 am
Funny thing, I wrote a comment about the N-word and then deleted it because I didn’t want to talk about the N-word, and now I’m talking about not talking about the N-word.Paul Montagu (77c694) — 2/25/2021 @ 10:02 am
I hate hearing it in rap music and haven’t actually wrote it (except for once or twice directly quoting others *ahem* Robert Byrd and “white N-word”) or said it since I don’t know when, probably some time back in the 20th century. There’s no upside and all downside, especially for middle-aged whitebreads like me. I have used appropriately used “niggardly”, mainly for tweaking purposes.
The McNeil episode reminds me of the little Stalins in school districts and their zero tolerance (and zero common sense) policies on guns.
I have a black friend who apologizes to *me* when he uses the n-word in my presence (I’m white). I appreciate it, but wish he’d just stop using it. But yeah I won’t touch it with a ten foot pole and don’t wish to.JRH (52aed3) — 2/25/2021 @ 10:50 am