July 29, 2010

Quotable from Jonah Goldberg:

One time when my wife, a.k.a. the Fair Jessica, and I were visiting my parents, we tried to convince my Dad to try some expensive single-malt scotch that we'd discovered. My Dad commenced to explain that he thought all of that sort of thing was overrated and wildly overpriced. He liked his store-brand blended scotch just fine. We went around the horn on this for a while, and then I tasted his scotch and told him it tasted horrible. He immediately responded drily: "Well, then I'm the luckiest man in the world, because I can't tell."
Jonah's father's take reminds me of when I wrote a college paper expressing the joys of a McDonald's Quarter-Pounder, comparing it favorably with filet mignon. My professor, a foodie, was underwhelmed and gave me a C. I got an A on the next paper, and he commented on the surprising change in my writing.

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