Monday, March 05, 2007
Regular readers will be aware of my unhealthy obsession with Amanda Marcotte. This is affecting my mental health. Having subscribed to the Pandagon blog feed, I now find a cloud of rage and despair accompanies me through the day. I also fear I may never be able to travel to America again as it is plainly populated by illiterate lunatics. Anyway, now Amanda has all but pushed me over the edge. She has published a picture. The accompanying post is up to her usual standards - 'Scott, Ari and I each spoke for like 5 minutes and then we opened it up for comments and questions, which I liked the best.' - but the photo is the real show-stopper. Of course, anybody can be made to look like anything in a photograph, but the point is Amanda chose one that made her look as supercilious as possible. She even used the occasion in the comments to boast, 'Being able to pull off yellow is one of my few talents. Why should I give it up?' Is there anything more terrible than invincible self-belief?
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:40 am