September 29, 2004
ART FAILS TO IMITATE LIFE
James Wolcott: the illustration.
James Wolcott: the reality.
Aaron at Free Will has more on this hugely influential figure.
Posted by Tim Blair at September 29, 2004 01:55 PM
The pic is much better than the illustration. I love his floppy ears.
Here is what he looked like in his early years.
He didn't age well.
I have to disagree with Aaron about the "fawning idolization" of Kos, Wonkette, and Marshall. Even if you haven't read through that piece and seen the myriad little slams against them, just check out those three blogs and notice the total lack of bragging about being the subject of a 10-page piece in the NYT Magazine. Nah, I don't think any of them felt particularly idolized that morning.
Anyway. To me, the funniest part of that Wolcott interview was his praise for Duncan Black's posting style. "He'll write something like 'Oh no, not this again,' and you have to click the link to see what he's talking about. It's really brilliant." Spoken like a true blog vet!
Last night I was watching an old tape, and an ad for a boxing match came on: Michael Moore vs. George Foreman! Wow! So, when I saw Papertiger's link, I went looking for pictures of Michael Moore, and couldn't find any. Poor guy, he was heavyweight champ for less than a year at the age of 26, deposed by 45-year-old Foreman, and apparently vanished from history.
But no! That guy's name was Michael Moorer. Here he is. Somewhat easier on the eye than Michael Moore.
Wow! Michael Moore vs. George Foreman? I'd pay serious money to see that.