City Paper is not for tourists
DeNeen L. Brown: RAW! Fans of Brown’s idiosyncratic style can head to the Post‘s “44” blog to read the Style writer’s description of Michelle Obama serving food to the homeless. This time, though, there’s apparently no copy editors throwing their wet blankets on her experimental prose. And it’s just like reading a typical Brown column, you’re like, Wow, some good reporting here, and then some epic weirdness makes your mental brakes screech like Ian Svenonius stubbing his toe. But this one’s better because…
- Here’s Brown writing her own Brown parody sentence (all italics mine):
And Obama dished risotto, one by one. Offering steamed, fresh broccoli.
- There is apropos-of-nothing color:
Man in green sweater: “You really are tall.”
“I am tall,” Obama said.
- And, finally, complete kerblooey:
And the guests stood behind in the hope that she left behind.