Nordlinger on Paul Newman
I mentioned this a while back, Jay Nordlinger on the NRO's "Corner". At the time I read it I thought it was a disturbingly mean spirited commentary on a man's death - any man. But after thinking about it - I realized it was one of those rare occasions when I was both correct and too temperate. Read the whole thing, but here is the key:
I used to see Paul Newman from time to time in New York concert halls. I remember the first time, very well. There was this old man — old, short Jewish man — who was shockingly good-looking. I stared at him, because the sight was so unusual. And only after I stared at him for a bit did I realize it was Paul Newman.He glared at me, hard. I didn’t care — I stared at him anyway. Screw him.
Like my retirement fund, the NRO reputation seems to be slowly sinking in the West.
"old short Jewish man" - do we make them wear identifying symbols? Or what?