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Friday, November 19th, 2004
10:49 pm
Hello out there
So, of all of us 3 members of this here forum:

Are any of you as tired as I am of reading these yawner articles from the New Yorker in the past couple of weeks? The ones that come to mind are:

1. That crazy-long article a few issues ago about cargo shipping on the Illinois River - jesus!
2. In the current issue - both the Red Sox article and the article about muslim school girl veils in France - christ!
3. The previous issue - the article about The Monde, the french newspaper - ahh!

I usually can get into an article of theirs about anything, but I find myself recently just skipping over these because I can't get into them.
Is it just me? Are their usual writers on vacation? Are they running out of interesting things to write about?

I've had many good article ideas in mind - maybe I should write them down and post them here to see if anyone thinks they're good enough to suggest to the New Yorker....

Replies more than welcome!
Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
8:59 am
Social Mobility Article - 7/26 issue
Under "The Talk of the Town", the "Comment: Social Mobility" article was just genius! I have often felt the way Mr. Gopnik describes about the embarassment and/or superiority of patronage of bicycle taxis, and what an amazing way to incorporate it into an analysis of our current society.

I also thought the story of the woman who got a bicycle taxi to rush her to the gym was a fantastic point of irony to bring up. "Working out" is what we do now, instead of hard laborious tasks we, in previous times, had to do ourselves.

Also, bringing up Pres. Bush seems like Mr. Gopnik is seemingly making him the poster boy for what he describes as the "feudal class":
"...the thing about George W. Bush is not that he was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. It is that he has been in a bicycle taxi all his life but has not yet bothered to notice that someone else is pedalling."

Monday, July 19th, 2004
4:55 pm
I absolutely love the New Yorker Magazine, and I often want to discuss what I've read in their in-depth articles with other readers/subscribers. Hope to see your posts soon!

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