Thursday, November 08, 2007

In hot pursuit

In hot pursuit of filthy lucre, that is. Or in Spot's case, it's more like a dog trot after filthy lucre. Sigh. Regardless, your ol' friend Spot will be pretty busy laboring in the vineyards for a week or so. Won't be posting too much.

Spot will leave you with this: this morning dear Katie decided to become a literary critic and complain about the book assigned to freshmen at St. Thomas this year, The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood:

Novels with these themes -- the oppression of women, environmental catastrophe, and other '60s bugaboos beloved of Baby Boom professors -- are a dime a dozen. Why did St. Thomas single out "The Handmaid's Tale" for a year-long, campus-wide discussion?

Gee, Katie, Spot can't imagine. Perhaps because they couldn't get enough copies of the latest from your favorite author, Danielle Steele.

Spot has an assignment for you, boys and girls, to do while Spot is busy. Google Margaret Atwood and see if you can find how many literary awards she has won. Then do the same thing for Katie—Katherine Kersten—and see how many she has won. Then, compare your results.

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