Saturday, October 23

Another Fellow Traveller

Yes: step forward anglophile and so-so writer Bill Bryson, who reflects on the "serene" appeal of baseball compared to the brutishness of American football, and - as a lifelong Red Sox fan - what this particular World Series means to him.

On a related tip, here is a piece by Gordon Burn on the use of sports in the American novel, from Ring lardner's short stories to the behemoth that is Don DeLillo's Underworld (in my head I now call that novel Conjunction Underworld, in honour of its house style).

I shall be lynching an esteemed American writer in the next couple of days - but it's not him (not this time), although it is something to do with the git and the American novel, which is the floating title of a little whiskey-fuelled thesis of mine.

But my weekend is set fair and clear for the first two games, so things may be quiet(ish) on this stump as I quaff and nibble my way through the first two games.

By the by, I am here to tell you that all those spacehopper asses jelly-wobbling along America's streets are not simply the fault of greed. This is a fact jacked: American TV makes you FAT. All I've done, all I've done, is sit here and watch the playoffs via the MLB feed, and each day (okay - afternoon) I've arisen to find myself that little bit more pregnant.

Oh boy, come November some hatches are going to be closed down, como el hijo de puta mundano Christian Bale. Oh boy. Cerrado! Sin vino, sin whiskey, sin gas! - for internal repairs. But until then . . .

Go Johnny Nazareth, go!

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posted by DD @ 22:22 

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