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.