[joe-frank-list] Re: Re: RE: Ira Glass etc

Steve Schneider scs1 at theavocadopapers.com
Tue Feb 20 20:36:53 PST 2007

"Chosen Person snob"?   

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From: Levent <ghastly_fop at yahoo.com>

>There's this defensive kind of smugness at work in
>TAL-- a kind of "I'm better than you" smugness coupled with a "Don't 
>hit me!" wimpiness.

Yeah, although I'm not so sure how defensive it is -- half the time it's
these educated hipster coastal types laughing at Middle Americans with some
bizarre twist in their lives.  They seek them out, so I think I'd call it
offensive smugness.

Plus there's what Lynda Barry said about ex-boyfriend Ira Glass in "One
Hundred Demons," which only reinforces the image that he's this little
princeling of a Chosen Person snob who laughs at all the clueless blue
collar schmucks not privileged enough to have been born him.

David Sedaris I have no such problems with.  He can be savage, but in the
end he's far more savage to himself than to anyone else.  And he's extremely
funny.  Oh, and he gave us one of the greatest real-life characters ever --
his mother.  Who would not love to be friends with David Sedaris's mother?

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