7 July 2003
Once upon a time, the resolutely-fearless Susanna Cornett took a stab at duplicating the styles of some of the Bigger Names in blogdom, and as I recall, she did frighteningly well at it. In between grins, I, a Smaller Name, took comfort in the knowledge that my styleless style was essentially unduplicatable.
And if you've read this site for more than a week, you know the next line is "Of course, I was wrong." But the, um, stylist channeling me isn't a blogger; it's Dan Snierson at Entertainment Weekly, posing a list of Stupid Questions to Carson Daly. (Does this mean I have a future at the house that Jeff Jarvis built? Probably not. But I'm going to watch the referrer logs for <ew.com> just the same.) I swear, this sounds so much like me it's scary, especially since there's no reason to assume that Snierson has ever read so much as a sentence of mine.
Anyway, here's what Dan the Man asked the TRLster:
In "The Real Slim Shady," Eminem raps, "Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs/So I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst," because he wants to hear you two argue over who Christina, um, serviced first. This is kind of an uncomfortable question, but have you ever, you know, sat next to Fred Durst?
Daly, sensibly, declined to answer. And maybe I might have said "whom Christina serviced first," if only because English teachers are known to read this blog. I have no idea whether English teachers read Entertainment Weekly.