Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Quote of the Day (Joe Queenan, on Things You Can Rely On, No Matter What)

“We have many, many anchors we can cling to during the dark night of the soul. Snickers bars. LeBron….Taylor Swift writing a song about her latest dud boyfriend. Rancid coffee in rural diners. No night life in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday night….Apple being mean to its rivals. Overpriced granola. Sting and Bono doing something pretentious. Waiters asking, ‘Is everything all right…so far?’ Amazon finding new ways to take over the universe.”—Humor columnist Joe Queenan, “Moving Targets”: A Shout-Out to the Same Old Same Old,” The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 22-23, 2014

Yeah, I wondered about that part on Taylor Swift. But it seems that Travis Kelce has only been dating her for a few months—nowhere near the staying power of others on Elle Australia’s indispensable list of the singer-songwriter’s boyfriends over the last 15 years.

The long and short of it is: Queenan’s sentence stays. Let’s see if Mr. Kelce is so lucky.

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