Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Meet Daniel D'Addario, a John Simon for the 21st Century

Who definitely needs to chill out.

Beloit College is trolling us all. (Salon, 8/20/2013)

Excerpt:    I was born in 1988 and have heard of the Iran hostage crisis and “Pong,” though I tend to think that people who dwell on cultural signifiers like the latter are pedantically dwelling on specifics that mean, in the broad sweep of history, very little.  (The Mindset List.)

Actually, Daniel, it's a variation What You Are Is Where You Were When.


OK, so you're probably wondering where the John Simon reference comes from. An upcoming blogpost will help to explain. In the meantime, here are two thumbnail reviews of John Simon's Reverse Angle.

But don't worry, Daniel, neither of them have been vetted. (That would be sense 2a of the verb.)  And to tell you the truth, I probably would have been grievously offended if there had been a mindset list 45 years ago.

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