two minutes in the car with a curmudgeon (in training)

Radio announcer: our guest is mumbledyIveforgotten noted expert on Norman Mailer . . .Mailer was really the very first literary celebrity. I suppose it could be argued that Ernest Hemingway was, he became famous and learned to use the limelight.

Me:
First? Bullshit! What about Dickens, eh? His tours of America? Ha! Or Mark Twain and his white suits? You’re full of shit.

Radio:
...Mailer invented a new form of literature, combining the creativity of fiction with non-fiction.

Me:
Oh you are so full of it. It wouldn’t hurt to know some history of the trade, ya moron. Those Victorian papers could make a break-in sound like a death scene in an Opera. Why don’t you do some research, you—

Kid in back seat:
Can we please listen to music? It's too early for this.

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  1. You're lucky your son let's you listen to NPR.

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