Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Paul Krugman/Party of Denial The Short Version: I still love Hillary even if she supports that stupid gas-tax holiday. In his words: “But if the Democrats really want to pin the denialist label on John McCain, health care is the place to focus.” Score: D+ […]


In which The Gay Recluse ponders the transformation of the monumental into the mundane (and vice versa). Date of Incident: January 21, 2008 Time: 1:35am. Causes of Disaster: Failure to implement long-term planning procedures; budget overruns; bureaucratic miscommunication. Remarks: It was long ago noted that the tube in question was reaching dangerously low and unsustainable […]


Today we read about Exit Ghost (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Philip Roth’s new book in which his alter ego Zuckerman is said to be (ahem) a recluse, which led us to think he might at least be on familiar terms with the sublime metaphorical/metaphysical qualities so critical to the reclusive state. We wondered if it were […]