Not only does the responsible Cornerite continue her fascinating and important consideration of the romantic lives of French politicians, but she manages to demonstrate incredible intellectual acumen as well:
According to my 12 year old, a Rabbi who had lost the attention of the class, just last week raised his voice and all but shouted, “people, this happened because Potiphar wanted to have sex with Joseph!”
Yes, the famous Biblical story about that raging queen Potiphar trying to seduce Joseph… he must have found that technicolor dreamcoat irresistible. This reminds me of my favorite game with female writers. From the time their first column appears, count the number of columns they write before mentioning their children, (if they have one), their husband/boyfriend, (if they have one), or their cat (if they lack the aforementioned accoutrements, they’ll DEFINITELY have one).
The Over/Under is usually around four. A woman who can resist referencing her personal life for more than ten columns will often turn to be very good, while you know it’s going to be a short and ugly run when she’s working in references to her “life-partner” with whom she shares Moggsy and Mr. Tiddles, in the very first one.