In New York for a wedding. Back Monday, dear readers.
A poem of sorts from a reader:
Do I lie when I say dinner was good?
Do I lie when I say the sex was great?
Do I lie when I say you look as beautiful as the day we met?
Do I lie when I say I love your mother?
Do I lie when I say I want to go shopping?
Do I lie when I say I forgive you?
Not every time.
Do I lie when I say I still love you after 25 years?
From Andrew Sullivan
“It’s a bore, but the answer is good things only happen to you if you’re good. Good? Honest is more what I mean. Not law-type honest—I’d rob a grave, I’d steal two-bits off a dead man’s eyes if I thought it would contribute to a day’s enjoyment—but unto-thyself-type honest. Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I’d rather have cancer than a dishonest heart. Which isn’t being pious. Just practical. Cancer may cool you, but the other’s sure to.”
Holly Golightly, Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s
“My mom always says, ‘The smaller the dress size, the larger the apartment,’ ” said one lifelong Upper East Sider, who said she did not want to be named because she disapproves of the maxim.
Then maybe don’t say it to the NYTimes?
Also, what is going on with the NYT lately? This article, about a man who is in love with a pillow, hardly seems worthy of being printed in a paper of such note.
Cartoon Lounge: Do you ever have guest writers? Here is one I guest-wrote (attached). I find it to be more accurate than your comics. The New Yorker fact checkers assured me that, dialogue-wise, this is what dinosaurs would say.
Ryan North: Amazingly, your comic is exactly how all of mine start before I apply the delta translation inversion matrix! I do have guest comics once in a while, and it’s always a lot of fun to see how ACTUAL cartoonists draw my characters. Pro tip: they usually draw them better.