Friday, January 27, 2006

A Great Story

James Lileks recommends this article. He says it "should be taught in J-schools. [It] is Pulitizerian. Stick with it, and you’ll see what I mean." Lileks is right. Wow.

5 comments:

dcat said...

Fantastic. Weingarten writes a weekly humor column in the WaPost magazine that is always worth a read. i have always thought of him as a poor man's Dave Barry, except every so often he does something like this, which Dave Barry on his best day could never pull off. This is ad and tragic. I cannot help but wonder if he can ever have a happy end.

dc

Stephen said...

Yes. I am actually shocked that I read the whole thing, didn't skim over a line, and reread sentences as I went along. That is some good writing.

Paul said...

Ditto, Steve.

greg said...

The more I think about it and the better it gets.

Ren said...

Tom, good eye. That was excellent, maybe the best piece of newspaper writing I've ever read. Worth every minute. It'd be nice if he got some recognition for that piece.