Man and Zimmerman


Recent news – and that’s “recent” in both the hebdomadal and geological sense – recalls this exchange:

Cliff: I’m ashamed God made me a man.

Carla: I don’t think God’s doing a lot of bragging about it either.


I haven’t heard all men talk, but I’m inclined to take a Menckenist view: No one ever went broke underestimating the decency of men.

Other recent news has been poetry for the ear.

Granted, when it comes to Bob Dylan, I take a Remnickist view: “I will concede that there are imperfections on the Christmas album.” But as far as I’m concerned, He could be awarded the Stanley Cup and all objection would be idiot wind.