The New York Social Diary:
June 18, 2002 11:19 AM   Subscribe

The New York Social Diary: "Cruelty to me has never been funny and it is getting unfunnier by the day, if for no other reason, than 9/11," says your man on the Upper East Side and Hampton's circuits. All your gossip needs are met with all the latest on Martha Stewart, the ladies of leisure, the state of homosexuals, and of course Liza! "His reports on the gyrations of the Rich and Climbing are not to be missed," squeals Liz Smith.
posted by RJ Reynolds (7 comments total)
what a lovely column; i feel more high-toned just for reading it

really, nice link
posted by Elvis at 12:55 PM on June 18, 2002

In many ways, it is a social chronicle about the getting and spending of money, and the people who are involved.

muckraking at its finest!
posted by kliuless at 2:07 PM on June 18, 2002

posted by Mo Nickels at 3:21 PM on June 18, 2002

Mo, calling this "excrement" is to insult genuine, workaday shit.

I can't even read this stuff.
posted by Skot at 3:34 PM on June 18, 2002

And don't forget the customary new-yorky gratuitous mention of "9/11." Do people in New York really say 'nine eleven' every time they open their mouths, or is that just an artifact of the increasing newyorkification of the media?
posted by majick at 4:49 PM on June 18, 2002

Artifact. Artifact, artifact, arti-FRICKIN'-fact. Yes, New Yorkers dwell on it. It's hard not to, when all you have to do is look at the skyline for a reminder. On the other hand, no one's sitting in the corners, sucking their thumbs, either. New Yorkers have waaay too much to do. :)
posted by metrocake at 6:54 PM on June 18, 2002

majick: 'increasing' newyorkification? Get a grip... New York has dominated the national media since there was such a national media of any sort. Sorry to vent... but people without a sense of history who claim that things as old as time are 'new' or 'increasing' or what-have-you are irritating as hell.
posted by louie at 7:35 PM on June 18, 2002

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