The New Yorker is pretty hit or miss overall (this seems to be common knowledge) but is it just me or are the cartoons *never* funny? Par example: people sitting in a movie theatre, man in front turns around and says to the people behind, “You know you have the right to remain silent!” Yuckity yuck yuck. Golf ball 5 ft in diameter, caption: “Let’s let them play through.” Har fuckin har. Hey New Yorker, I have an idea: How about a picture or two of the people the 25 page article is about rather than the un-funny filler? You don’t have to get super arty or anything, but when I’m reading a great article about Saddam’s plastic surgeon and all the crazy expressionist art he makes, give me a visual peek instead of the dad to son, “You can make your own mistakes when you can hire your own lawyer,” sketch. Thanks.
I need to get my Discover and Pop Sci subscriptions back. Rob’s copy of Atlantic Monthly looked pretty good on the plane, too. Prestige vs. content. *shrug*