(Huh. Sounds like a book title.)
Now that Tiger has proved he really is "just one of the guys," let me bring
up the noir angle of this media circus. Oh yeah I know the atmosphere is
more carnival than most noir stories, and maybe there won't be bloodshed and
bullets flying this time, but there are common elements.
See, I believe one major aspect of noir is the sexual side: that a noir guy
thinks with his ... willie wonka. After all, a guy, like Archer, would
follow her up the alley licking his lips, and Spade KNOWS he'd of done
nothing differently than his partner. That's why Spade never ever trusted
Brigit. (The Flitcraft parable is about guys can't stop thinking with their
The most important part of these Clinton-Letterman-Woods stories is not that
these guys thought with their willie wonkas. Not that they thought they
could get away with it, either.
The most important part is that they thought they could trust the Other
"My life would have been so different if I hadn't taken off my underwear." ~
Eamon Casey, the former Archbishop of Galway.
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