Tuesday, May 04, 2010

"[A]n old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over"

This level of descriptive brilliance in a news story about another Christian-right homophobe lo and behold turning out to have hired a male prostitute is the kind of thing that makes it difficult for students of "literature" to define what writing does and does not count as such.


Matt said...

The story didn't contain a picture of the mustache, so I had to search out a picture. See here:


As I suspected, it's what I would have called a "Freddy Mercury" mustache.

Anonymous said...

It's funny, as a writer I went straight to Google after reading this story to see if anyone else had noticed how brilliantly this little gem of a news story was written. Kudos to you. Wouldn't you love to read a short story by this reporter?