“This insightful analysis of the European economy being spat out by a news channel that has the intellectual integrity and the editorial credibility of the now defunct "News of the World", we shouldn't worry too much.”
“I am a big fan of Easton Ellis and Franzen. And Easton Ellis is just being altogether fair and humble about Franzen. Some day, Franzen will be remembered as the Flaubert of his generation, Easton Ellis as its Proust.”
“Makes one think of the amazing Roald Dahl, who would become an international celebrity with "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", then turn around to write "My Uncle Oswald".
To children he gave chocolate, to adults he gave sex. To both he offered his remarkable humor. The recipes were simple but it took genius to deliver them.”
“I love the mish-mash of facts under this title. While you are at it, pack in a few facts about WWII, the French Revolution (14 juillet celebration is “Bastille Day”), painters (Monet is the guy with water lilies, not to be confused with Manet, the guy with the nudes and outdoor parties) and writers (Proust, for the madeleines and the questionnaire; Victor Hugo for Les Miz, the Hunchback of Notre Dame (see: Disney); finally, Sartre, “Hell is other people”. Hey, that’s about all you will need for a lifetime. JP Ledauphin said it: https://www.createspace.com/3778411”
“Brilliant post that manages to pay homage to an extraordinary man AND a fantastic movie (if "Rushmore" was great, "The Royal Tenenbaums" is Anderson's most achieved opus to date). The really clever quiz is pure joy.”