Jenn3
jenn3
1/21/20
5:47 PM
30

That color combo (rich blue suit with cognac shoes) was popular in the late 50s (think James Stewart in Vertigo), and it’s been very current the last few years (Stephen Colbert wears it a lot).

1/21/20
4:56 PM
7

Also, I have a copy of Middlesex by Eugenides, it’s.. normal paperback sized? Definitely not on par with Infinite Jest. This person is a psychopath.

1/21/20
4:48 PM
10

My point wasn’t that ageing artists should retire (not at all), it’s that the public is still spending top dollar at top venues for them, and probably disproportionately those audiences are older themselves. Read more

1/21/20
2:44 PM
18

It’s not just Boomers; it’s even worse: the Silent Generation (born 1925-45) are also hanging on much longer than previous generations. A few noticeable socioeconomic effects include high housing costs (those 75-90 year olds hang on to enormous “family homes” so Millennials and Gen Xers can’t afford the very kind of Read more

1/21/20
2:40 PM
17

“Not only am I smarter than you for reading all these big important-looking and intellectual books, I found away to deliberately push everyone’s buttons by tearing them in half in a performative manner, showing them off, and reveling in the negative attention in the hopes of parlaying this into social media fame!  Read more

1/21/20
2:21 PM
17

I read books on my phone. The first book I read on the phone was engrossing enough that I could get past that it felt odd, and now that I’m used to it I’ve read tons of books. It’s nice to read again, instead of mindlessly jumping between the same dozen or so sites on the phone when I’m bored

1/21/20
2:19 PM
17

I wonder if Ms. Seigel would tell her clients that the best way to handle the personal consequences of helping a child rapist regain his status in society is to compare your troubles to systematic subjugation and genocide...

You’re being targeted for what you did, Ms. Siegel. That is enormously different than being Read more

1/21/20
2:15 PM
5

Yeah, she’s famous for explaining in great detail how plastic surgeons and cosmetic dentists keep her looking so fresh. 

1/21/20
2:12 PM
26

OMG this! I realize that aging is a bitch and it will happen to all of us, but there are scads of evidence that learning ability, problem solving, decision making, retention, ability to understand and optimize technology and executive functioning all decline with age (some evidence that age 70 is when it is most Read more

1/21/20
2:09 PM
37

Boomers refuse to retire, mostly because they think the rest of us care deserve to hear what they have to say. About any-fucking-thing.

1/21/20
2:07 PM
63

To all book murderers: GET A FUCKING KINDLE (or other e-reader). Most public libraries have digital editions (although let’s not get started on how publishers are throttling access) which means FREE and PORTABLE.

1/21/20
1:57 PM
13

My guess is it’s concealer attempting to cover a bruise left after an injectable filler mishap. Aside from everything, she looks 20 years younger than she is - and that requires a lot of “maintenance.”

1/21/20
1:51 PM
5

May I also recommend not having your subway book be a tearjerker. For example, I’m reading Lincoln in the Bardo, and have rather embarrassingly cried on the Metro a couple of times now. 

1/21/20
1:41 PM
62

Peggy Siegel is 72 years old and has run one of the top showbiz PR firms in NYC for 40 years. Surely she must have a substantial nest egg. DOESN’T ANYONE JUST RETIRE ANYMORE?

1/21/20
12:41 PM
11

When she said she “didn’t know about the underage girls” I think she meant she didn’t care about the underage girls. What she did care about is making money. She’s only upset now because this is affecting her financially. 

1/21/20
12:36 PM
4

Also, his 1996 campaign manager was Paul Manafort. Talk about creepy.

1/21/20
12:35 PM
9

I think it’s a matter of perspective. You’re looking at it from the perspective of the commercial’s brief narrative and from that perspective, your opinion makes sense. But if you ask yourself, “what was the marketing team trying to accomplish with this commercial?” It’s pretty obvious that they were really just using Read more

1/21/20
9:53 AM
44

Have you forgot what was REALLY creepy about the Dole as? His other pitch job was Viagra...