Thursday, January 26, 2006

Bad fish

The op-ed page of the New York Times had sort of a backhanded recognition of Long Island today, seeing as to how Joey, Amy, and Mary-Jo have dredged themselves up out of the peaty mire and sold a reunion meeting to TV -- and the execrable Billy Joel is playing a record-breaking string of sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden this week.

With such luminous examples, how could you not be coruscating with pride about your Long Island origins? I can't distance myself far enough from that sandy spit of land, what with its (mostly) provincial populace who bear an overwhelming urge to destroy every tract of open space to sate their primal lust for expensive condos and Genovese drug stores.

Scorn, scorn...