Archive for August, 2001
Copyright Harper’s Magazine Foundation Aug 2001
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of noting.
“A wrongful death is worth a base amount,” says George Marr, holding his hand at chest level.
“But if the guy coaches Little League, that’s good,” Ed Quinn adds as George’s hand springs up to chin height.
“He’s got two little girls,” George says.
“And they’re cute.”
“They’re cute,” George repeats. “Boom.” His hand goes above his head.
Ira Glass talks with contributor Adam Davidson about how Adam’s teenage diaries are filled with his dream of someday becoming the prime minister of a country where he does not even reside. (7 minutes)