If you’ve read this far you’ve probably done more to observe Father’s Day than you need to. Or you liked the photo of David Beckham who is, it has to be said, a smoking hot dad. Here are some links to help you understand my disinterest in a holiday that’s specifically designed to celebrate me and other flabby, elite members of the breeder patriarchy. First, there’s the false equivalence of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
It’s not too late to buy a Father’s Day gift. The liquor stores are open all day. Forget ties — he doesn’t ever wear them, forget watches — the time goes by too fast, just buy whisky so he can drink away all the tzures you are causing him. Here’s what to buy this year (or, last year’s batch are still good recommendations). English, not Scottish, this 9 year old whisky is aged in Sauternes barriques (tall, special 59 gallon barrels).
‘I keep being told by people that I’m becoming a bit of a ranter,” Howard Jacobson warned me about halfway into our conversation. We were sitting, having tea, in the main room of his London apartment, which is framed at one end by floor-to-ceiling windows, as an appropriately ominous black sky rolled toward us. Jacobson had hoped that his latest novel, “Pussy” — a satire of and fantasia on the rise of Donald Trump — had got the worst of it out of his system, but evidently not.
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