Lucinda Betts and Elise Logan sent me the link to NPR’s piece by Jack Murnighan who is a closet romance reader (not so closeted anymore, Jack). Wonder if Jack prefers the romances with “Jack” as the titular character?
Not unlike the great late-teen realization that girls like sex too, the very thought that men and women were occasionally conjuring the same sugarplums made me feel much closer to my female compeers in general, and less like a creeping lust monster.
Here is a Capital! piece of social media mockery. It’s Pride and Prejudice recast in Twitterverse. There are so many brilliant moments that it’s hard to quote just one favorite.
@Darcy I can hardly wait to dance with @JaneB. She is the most capital girl I have ever met. #loveat1stsight
@Bingley Any savage can dance. #proofofmysuperiority
@Darcy JaneB’s sister, Lizzy is pretty. You could dance with her. It would be capital fun.
@Bingley She’s tolerable, but she is not handsome enough to tempt me. Also: could you stop saying “capital” so much? #abovemypeers
@CharlotteL RT @D*rcy “She is tolerable. But she is not handsome enough to tempt me.” #twitteratiRtwats #takeyrtweetsprivatefool