Saturday, November 10, 2007

Norman Mailer is DEAD!!!

Norman Mailer, the macho prince of American letters who for decades reigned as the country's literary conscience and provocateur with such books as "The Naked and the Dead" and "The Executioner's Song" died today. He was 84.

This is sad, and Gore Vidal is probably quietly smirking in some corner somewhere, feeling just a little justified and vindicated.

Remember the Gilmore Girls episode entitled "Norman Mailer I'm Pregnant!" where good ole Norm sat at the Dragonfly Inn and ordered glass after glass of ice tea, too cheap to order real food? That was awesome.

Remember how he doesn't really think that much of women and is such a man's man? In a world where everyone is trying to embrace or pseudo-embrace feminism, I admire a man who sticks to his mis-directed guns!


jomama said...

yea, i do remember that gg episode! it's funny but i don't know much about him besides seeing him there. i mean, i've never read any of his stuff. (yikes! am i ignorant!) but, yea...

becks said...

I vaguely remember that episode of Gilmore Girls . . . what season was it? I think I need to watch every episode again starting with season one!