Mangled

Last night, I saw Azar Nafisi speak. (She wrote Reading Lolita in Tehran.) She is passionate on the subject of reading, and sees reading even in the United States as an increasingly (and necessary) subversive act. I’m too stupid this morning to say more, but when asked if she had been contacted by the State Department or this administration for her thoughts on US/Iran relations, she replied in the affirmative, adding that the most successful academic types to breach White House walls offer easily digested ideas in accord with prevailing policy. “They don’t do nuance,” she said.

Neither do I this morning. Back with some knitting, etc. next week. Enjoy the weekend.

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March 30. 2007 22:03

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You're too stupid?!?  au contraire my very intelligent friend.  Azar Nafisi is a remarkable woman and a former intimate (in every sense of the word) of Greatest Husband.

On my worst, most shallow and self-doubting days, I take solace in remembering that even Azar made stupid car ads for upscale magazines, and that I'm pretty damn lucky to have landed in the arms of one of her discards.

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March 31. 2007 02:59

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I agree with threadingwater, "stupid" is one of the last adjectives I'd think of when describing you.  However, we can all experience fleeting periods of stupid, especially before coffee or yoga.

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June 29. 2007 11:36

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On my worst, most shallow and self-doubting days, I take solace in remembering that even Azar made stupid car ads for upscale magazines, and that I'm pretty damn lucky to have landed in the arms of one of her discards.

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