February 16, 2007 by Edward Champion The NYTBR Jumps the Shark Tanenhaus, Sam 5 Comments Review Lede: “Ron Jeremy has a big penis.” Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tumblr Reddit
I saw “Stern” in the URL and thought, Hot Damn! They got Howard Stern to write for the Review. But then it turned out to be Jane and Michael, their usual pop culture vultures, and I wasn’t nearly as interested.
But, come on, you have to admit: Ron Jeremy does have a big penis.
I’m curious how two people collaborate on a book review – do they both have to read the book, or does one read and the other write?
Ron Jeremy’s dick size is certainly not being contended here.
I just find it amusing when Tanenhaus & Company declare litblogs “sub-literary” and then produce this People Magazine puff piece (which I’ll also contend COULD have been a thoughtful meditation on porn’s place in society) in a desperate effort to attract readership.
Well, really, beginning any other way is just avoiding the “elephant in the room.”
I don’t know about “puff.” Engorged, yes.