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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My Favorite Slog Comment of the Day…

posted by on September 16 at 18:00 PM

is from the thread following Aislinn’s wonderful book report. Commenter Alicia writes about a book that she once read. Though the whole post is very funny, the best line in her comment is the last sentence, which is a direct quote from the book she’s discussing:

This one reminds me of the very first galley I ever read, way back in my college bookstore days. It was about Mormons studying abroad in the Holy Land (!) and the author was clearly obsessed with Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (again, !), and it took me six chapters before I realized that when the author said “racist,” he really meant “racial.” Which is, you know, kind of a significant suffix change. The kids spent a lot of time awkwardly wrestling across gender lines (and giggling — oh, the giggling) and exchanging lines of expositional dialogue about soil composition. Reading the book was like giving yourself whiplash while holding still.

One sentence burned itself into my memory:

“‘Don’t you like charity?’ Kirsten asked with seduction.”

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i saw paul constant walking down 15th avenue about an hour ago. he looked adorably cute!

Posted by scary tyler moore | September 16, 2008 7:14 PM

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