The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 June 2004

General Lee speaking

This Caren Lissner story can't possibly be excerpted, so:

The other day, I took a walking tour of Dorothy Parker's old haunts, and afterwards there was a small lunch at the Algonquin. Some people were talking about Dorothy's friends hanging out in speakeasies, and several people said that Prohibition was the dumbest thing ever.

"That's how the mob made their money," one woman said.
"And the Kennedys," said another.
"And Bo and Luke Duke," I added.
Eleven of the twelve people just stared at me. The twelfth laughed.

You know what? The other 11 were just damn culturally illiterate.

Now if we could just remind the politically illiterate that Prohibition was the dumbest thing ever.

Posted at 7:26 AM to Almost Yogurt