‘Cause that’s the way boys are

Apparently it’s Bait Amanda Marcotte Week at The Other McCain, using what Reverend Lovejoy used to call “rock and/or roll,” which gives me an excuse to refer back to the only extended piece I’ve ever done on something she said (as distinguished from something that was said about her), which was a musing on, of all things, girl groups from the late Fifties and early Sixties.

It’s safe to say that we didn’t agree on a whole lot, and I suspect she’ll never get the hang of appreciating art forms without regard to political context — but I offer this as a small piece of evidence that it’s possible to read some of her stuff, even to comment about it, without becoming utterly bilious. The question of whether this is any fun or not is left as an exercise for the student.



  1. McGehee »

    4 August 2011 · 6:15 pm

    Since I find gratuitous increases in my biliosity to be decidedly unfun (not to mention the fact that IQ points, once lost, are rarely regained), I don’t read her at all. Even the excerpts Stacy quotes, I look at the emphasized part only.

  2. Luther »

    4 August 2011 · 10:38 pm

    That she is given a voice, at all, is yet another peal of the death bell that the country has, or is, going to hell.

  3. Brett »

    5 August 2011 · 7:25 am

    I’d disagree only slightly — Ms. Marcotte is a goofball and any effort spent ignoring her is well-rewarded. But that she is given a *voice* is one of those inalienable rights endowed by the Creator. That she is given a platform on which to use it, on the other hand, indicates that not all who provide platforms make good choices.

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