Frivolities du Jour - 2015-02-27

  • Drew Cline pens a funny column: "The New Hampshire primary to come, if current journalism is a clue". Small (fair use, I hope) sample:

    [Reporter:] “Excuse me, do you mind if I ask what you thought of [Marco Rubio's] speech?”

    Woman: “I thought it was great. I liked how he related to average people, you know? I don’t hear a lot of candidates talking about how to make it easier for low-income families to succeed in America.”

    Reporter: “It didn’t bother you that his second cousin once removed said Tom Brady wears ladies underwear?

    Woman: “Who said that?”

    Reporter: “Rubio’s second cousin once removed. He said it at a Miami fund-raiser three weeks ago. Thus far, Rubio has failed to disown his cousin, denounce the comment, or apologize to Tom Brady for it."

  • I got "Libertarian" on this quiz. See how you do:

    (I've also pre-ordered Charles C.W. Cooke's book), and so should you.

  • There's Dave Barry content at the WSJ this weekend, musing about whether his (and my) parents' generation managed to have more fun than ours. It's hard to find anything excerptable, just go read it if you can breach the WSJ paywall. (Or buy—ahem—Dave's book.)

  • Let us count the layers of awesomeness in this Variety story: (1) Rosamund Pike is said to be co-starring with (2) Christian Bale, who is playing (3) Travis McGee in The Deep Blue Good-by, an upcoming movie based on John D. MacDonald's novel. That was enough for me, but: (4) the movie's screenplay is by Dennis Lehane.

    Does that mean it will be set in Boston instead of Fort Lauderdale? Nah, probably not. In any case, could the filmmakers just tell me where I should send my wallet?

  • And finally:

    … those wounds run pretty deep.