Friday, March 22, 2013

Splash du Jour: Friday

Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
-- George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops? --

Have a great Friday!


Anonymous said...

I see you are reading the Canada book. I was so taken by the verisimilitude of it that I went online to see if it was based on a "real live" family. The narrative is so authentic and straightforward, the memories so convincingly drawn that I completely believed the story of this kid's life.
Through his young eyes, the father and mother and the snarly sister (to say nothing of later characters in the book) were portrayed with more understanding than any adult narrator could have rendered.
I recently read a quote from a veteran that set forth the proposal that one of the reasons for shaping a story about your life is so you can control it.
That was the impression I got when I read Dell's story: his absolute necessity to recollect and take ownership of those memories. Great book.

Anonymous said...

Et voilà!