Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Corner is stupid.

At the Corner:

Re: Ah, Fr. Greeley [Jim Manzi]

Ramesh,

It's kind of hard to be asked:

How many of the male readers of this column who are habitues of bars, locker rooms, commuter train bull sessions, pool rooms and men's clubs have not heard the indigenous racial slurs of such environments applied to Obama?

without bursting out laughing. Pool rooms? And Men's clubs? I almost dropped my fedora. Who's reading his column?


Maybe him, from the post immediately preceding Manzi's?

Dog Lovers' Corner [John Derbyshire]


... I had dinner last night at the Leash Club in midtown Manhattan.
Never been in there before. Lovely place, quiet & inconspicuous, with liquor
lockers for members' bottles, a private-club custom left over from
Prohibition. The Leash is so classy they have no website — that's as classy as you can get nowadays. A google turned up only this.

I think I've been inside most of the New York private clubs at one time or
other, but the Leash is now top of my favorites list.



I say, Derbyshire, it must be a tip-top club, wot?

One of the funniest parts of the Corner is watching everyone pretend to be minor characters in a P. G. Wodehouse novel. Alas, there is no Jeeves to make things work out in the end.

4 comments:

Clever Pseudonym said...

Does anyone understand what in the HELL this means?:

"The Leash is so classy they have no website — that's as classy as you can get nowadays."

What's so classy about not having a website? And...isn't the Derb writing this stuff on, you know...the web? Does that mean he doesn't have class?

Susan of Texas said...

Absolutely. I have no idea what he means, but no matter what we can assume he has no class.

John Derbyshire evidently came to the US to get away from all that tolerance in Britain, and evidently has been choosing his own reality ever since.

M. Bouffant said...

Men's clubs? Does he mean "gentleman's" clubs? (Strip joints?) How 'bout the "Smoke Shop?" Which century?

Susan of Texas said...

Heh, I think the modern world took one look at Derbyshire and rejected him as unfit for the 21st century.