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Monday, May 21, 2012

Eli's in New York

Posted by on Mon, May 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM

...picking up that prize he won, looking very spiffy at Columbia University's Low Library. He is accompanied by our publisher and spirit animal Tim Keck, some guy with a giant head (pictured—hope he doesn't bite)*, and his mom (AWWWWWWWWW!!!).


We expect video of his surely eloquent acceptance plus a report on the luncheon menu later.

*Paul Constant and I have exhausted our reportorial skills trying to figure out who that is. Do you know?


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seatackled 1
Congratualions, Eli!

(Don't channel Goldy.)
Posted by seatackled on May 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM · Report this
Not sure that statue isn't someone female.
Posted by SRJ on May 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM · Report this
Great work Eli. You more than deserve this. Don't channel Dan either. Just saying.
Posted by SeattleKim on May 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM · Report this
stinkbug 4
Do they pay airfair/housing/etc.? Just curious...
Posted by stinkbug on May 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 5
Eli is such a cutie
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on May 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
NaFun 6
A quick guess is it's a statue of Abiel Abbot Low, who the Library was named after.
Posted by NaFun on May 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM · Report this
Rhett Oracle 7
Benjamin Franklin? Who is also on the Pulitzer medal...
Posted by Rhett Oracle on May 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM · Report this
Michael of the Green 8
Guess I'll have to finally go read the motherfucking article. I've really not wanted to...
Posted by Michael of the Green on May 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM · Report this
So proud of you Eli! To think, one more Pulitzer and you'll be just like David Horsey! (ducks)
Posted by gloomy gus on May 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM · Report this
One word: NINA! Love.
Posted by Jen Graves on May 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM · Report this
Canadian Nurse 11
Congrats again, Eli!

Congrats to the Stranger as a whole, actually. When an article is this good, it probably means that Eli had coworkers discussing it with them, an editor's input, etc. as well. Great work seldom happens in a vacuum.
Posted by Canadian Nurse on May 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM · Report this
LogopolisMike 12
There's a kind of smile that my father would call 'a shit eating grin' -- some people mistake that gross description as smug or obnoxious, but he always meant it in a different way -- as the kind of smile you can give when you're feeling pretty good -- so good that there's not any malice or attitude behind it, you're not smiling to prove your happy or your worth.

That is definitely a shit eating grin (even if that wasn't Eli's intention.) And well deserved one at that.
Posted by LogopolisMike on May 21, 2012 at 1:20 PM · Report this
Low library? Not the high one? Bastids....
Posted by Large Hardon Colluder on May 21, 2012 at 1:36 PM · Report this
TVDinner 14
The Emperor Claudius. Dead ringer for him.

(Not Eli. The statue.)
Posted by TVDinner http:// on May 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM · Report this
Camembert 15
@6 - Low Library isn't actually a library. It's an administrative building named after Alfred Library. It's quite a low building, hence the name. I'd guess that the statue is of Alfred Library.
Posted by Camembert on May 21, 2012 at 2:51 PM · Report this
Not only smart, funny, and kind... also TOTAL FOX!
Posted by Kelly O on May 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM · Report this
@12, I must be the same demographic as your father because I totally understand "shit eating grin" and it's a very good thing indeed.
Go Eli, so well deserved!
Posted by crone on May 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM · Report this
tabathalphabet 18
hooooray eli! hooray eli's mom!
Posted by tabathalphabet on May 21, 2012 at 4:44 PM · Report this
DeaconBlues 19

wow that grin

good for you, eli
Posted by DeaconBlues on May 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM · Report this
I was in Low Library this afternoon and remembered to look for this bust --- it's of Grayson Kirk, the president of Columbia University from 1953 - 1969.
Posted by tproa on May 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM · Report this

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