Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Stop the Presses!

This is big news, everybody! Phil LIKES something! And that something is S.J. Perelman. Phil reports: "I'm reading [Perelman's] review of 'Captain Future' magazine, which begins: 'I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphonous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws.'" This is not fair to Phil, because he also likes Stephen Leacock. So that makes a grand total of two things Phil likes. (I am aware that Perelman and Leacock are people, not "things," but I am using their names to refer to their bodies of work. That's how I roll.)