Ladies and Gentlemen, Behold the Lummox!
February 15, 2002 9:12 PM   Subscribe

Ladies and Gentlemen, Behold the Lummox! For years, I believed myself to be a demographic of one, however novelist Mike Magnuson has shown me that I am one among many. However, heretofore we've lacked a snappy name like " yuppie" or "slacker." Magnuson's site and the book it promotes are for those of us "smarter-than-he-looks" guys who had to "find [ourselves] in the Reagan Years." For those of us beer-drinkin', donut-munchin' regular joes who were forged in those baffling times, our patron saint has arrived.FWIW, his previous books are terrific, too.
posted by jonmc (5 comments total)
What do you call a guy that looks like he's probably smart, but is actually a dolt?
posted by ColdChef at 9:23 PM on February 15, 2002

Flummoxe, more bobo shit. But: that is the greatest book cover I've ever seen
posted by EngineBeak at 9:37 PM on February 15, 2002

"But in the end, Mike reports that being on Mancow is one of the highlights of his life. "

OK, this does not bode well for the "smart" claim.

Lummox? Pass, make mine a Rivethead.
posted by dglynn at 11:36 PM on February 15, 2002

Looks like the Tao of Steve, without so much Tao or Steve.
posted by dong_resin at 1:13 AM on February 16, 2002

Dex with out the need to "score" though, from what I can tell...I'm ordering my copy now...I have found a hero- well, sort of...what I need is a humorous big guy with smarts who is is a web geek to write some essays...damn- if I was only smarter and slighlt more humorous I'd tackle that!

(side note: I think my girlfriend thinks I'm nuts- my last two buys were Sedaris' "Me Talk Pretty..." and Zelman's "Taking You Talent..." - not much in the way of "man-centric" writings...I usually do the tech or NPR route- I think she will actually enjoy "The Lummox" though...)

nice site, btw...for a promo site.
posted by ayukna at 5:01 AM on February 16, 2002

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