Friday, June 23, 2006

NYTimes metaphor

Every week, I check in with the NYTimes podcasts for news on music and books.
The music one is great because they give fairly detailed analyses of new albums (and they obviously have an experienced staff) and because they play fairly large chunks of songs, and the book one is fun because, believe it or not, they don’t take themselves too seriously. (One week, for example, they said something to the effect that they were giving their brief reviews so that we wouldn't have to go read the books.)
This week, during the brief glimpse at the best-seller list, the reviewer talked about Gore’s new book and how it would probably do well because it is “red meat for Bush haters” or some such term.
Shouldn’t it be “wheatgrass for Bush haters”?

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