Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

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11/06/2005: Femme Fatal-lisms?


Dowd Jones:

...Todd Purdum says [Maureen] Dowd is "bewitching a sorceress." (Note to Todd: Next week, I'm coming to your house and I'm going to wave a shiny spoon in front of your eyes and get you to empty your bank accounts into mine.)

Michael Kinsley says she's "reinvented" the newspaper column, which may be a function of the fact that Dowd apparently is the only living human being with whom Kinsley's had contact since he joined the Borg out there in Redmond. Kinsley also believes that Dowd is Edith Wharton, who did not sprawl on staircases, at least to my knowledge.

Aaron Sorkin needs to get back to work. Soon.

Of the quotes attributed to former Clinton flack Michael McCurry, the less said, the better. The poor man's had enough trouble with other people's libidos.

Gentlemen, please, on behalf of the entire gender, find a nice lake in northern Lapland and throw yourselves into it immediately. What in the name of Dorothy Thompson is going on here? The piece contains an apparently serious examination of whether Dowd fancies herself a word-cracking dame from a 1930s romantic comedy, or a Chandlerian femme fatale from a 1950s film noir. (She's neither, by the way; nor does the simple fact of her hair color make her Rita Hayworth any more than it makes her Ron Howard. Pass it on.).."


This is TOO FUNNIE and entertaining as a GEM of the week!!

:-)

Karen on 11.06.05 @ 11:07 AM CST



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