Parody

Executives at the New York Times are trying to start a gossip column, but are having difficulty integrating gossip into the Gray Lady's staid editorial culture. a source at the Times Parody Hot...

...Schlesinger to take the cab, which is another word for taxi...
...Schlesinger retorted, using a colloquialism that roughly means "Thank you very much...
...Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., the historian and author of such books as "The Age of Jackson," was trying to hail a taxi, a yellow car that takes people on trips for money, when he stumbled upon Leslie Gelb, former Times columnist and now director of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR...
...Staples lost him in a crowd of Jewish people...
...Klackas said, newspapers should not stoop to publish such salacious and undignified stories in their gossip columns...
...Schlesinger recounted the tale at Salisbury Harrison, III the party, Twentieth Century Fund director Richard Leone laughed so hard tears came to his eyes...
...a source at the Times Parody Hot Talk Adangerous contretemps was averted outside of the Century Association, a private club at 5 West 43rd Street, yesterday...
...As it transpired, both men had hailed the same taxi...
...Bellow, the 1976 Nobel laureate in literature, was seen walking down Fifth Avenue, a shopping street in central Manhattan...
...At that point Mr...
...He then turned right and went into the Peninsula Hotel, where he used the men's room on the mezzanine level (the middle stall...
...Our colleague Brent Staples reports that the novelist Saul Bellow is visiting New York...
...The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, a popular musician and singer, ran into his former partner Apollonia on the country furniture floor at the ABC home furnishing store...
...Klackas responded that even if such reports are true, such behavior does not reflect on the ethics of the journalist in question, or on his abilities to function in the newsroom or on the newspaper that would promote him...
...Thanks much," Mr...
...Schlesinger wryly observed to much giggling...
...Age before beauty," Mr...
...Then, leaving the hotel, he continued on to Sixth Avenue, also knows as the Avenue of the Americas, and turned left...
...The general hilarity only increased 20 minutes later when both men found themselves riding in the same elevator to a party hosted by Steven Ratner, the newly promoted executive at Lazard Freres, the investment banking house...
...Later, when Mr...
...He took the opportunity to ask about reports that the newly promoted managing editor at the Sierra Leone Dispatch, the coup-prone nation's newspaper of record, had recently left his wife and young child for a glamorous woman...
...Apollonia, planting a hickey, a small, bruise-like mark left by the suction caused by a certain sort of oral movement on the soft tissues of the skin, on the upper part of her chest...
...Herr von Touchus agreed wholeheartedly...
...Gelb, who is well known for his wit, quipped, allowing Mr...
...Jon Pareles remarked to Ruth Messinger, who happened to be shopping nearby...
...Furthermore, Mr...
...The Artist Formerly Known As Prince, apparently overcome with nostalgia, embraced Ms...
...Dieter von Touchus, the Deputy Finance Minister of Saxony, the German laender reunited with Germany from the German Democratic Republic, was recently seated next to Mbony !Klackas, the Commerce Secretary of Sierra Leone, the coup-prone West African nation, at a G-7 conference on capital flows to tropical regions...
...We could have shared the taxi," Mr...

Vol. 2 • June 1997 • No. 38


 
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