As a despised and adored lesbian historian, I...
October 19, 2000 6:43 PM   Subscribe

As a despised and adored lesbian historian, I... The hottest date I could imagine (with a woman) would be an overnight escapade with... Camille Paglia. Yes! McSweeney's sums up her life in introductory catchphrases from the goddess's own Salon columns. How Dada. How cut-n-paste.
posted by joeclark (7 comments total)

 
That was genuinely clever, as opposed to pseudo-clever.
posted by highindustrial at 9:39 PM on October 19, 2000


About time too. Her "As a..." epithets have been the stuff of parody from the moment she started using them.
posted by holgate at 12:01 AM on October 20, 2000


This is the first thing I've ever seen on McSweeney's that caused me to crack a grin.

Am I cooler now?

Thanks, Joe. :)
posted by Sapphireblue at 12:11 AM on October 20, 2000


Way to point out content that's 2 months old!
posted by benbrown at 11:31 AM on October 20, 2000


ooh, slam!

But seriously: why does time matter so much on the Web? Why is there such a rush to be the first to learn of the meme?
posted by solistrato at 11:52 AM on October 20, 2000


>Way to point out content that's 2 months old!

I'm with you, solistrato. I find statements like this to be (there's that word again) elitist at heart. Not everybody knows about this stuff (myself included), so frankly I like getting turned on to interesting stuff, regardless of vintage.

Although I was tempted to rip whoever put dack.com on the board like it just went live this week. But I've linked to the redundant in my brief time here, so I backed off.

And yes, I'm happy for me too. :-)
posted by ethmar at 12:42 PM on October 20, 2000


Her "As a..." epithets have been the stuff of parody from the moment she started using them.

Heaping on the laffs, how about the "actual salutations from letter writers [to Paglia]" down at the bottom?
posted by dcehr at 1:25 PM on October 20, 2000


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