Monday, November 14, 2005

william faulkner would be proud

Excerpt from a Monica Lewinsky letter to Bill Clinton (see pg. 2 for this quote):

"Whitman is so rich that one must read him like one tastes a fine wine or good cigar - take it in, roll it in your mouth, and savor it!"

Like you, I can't help but wonder if this letter was written after the now-infamous cigar incident between Bill and Monica. Because if it was...I think you know where I'm going here.

This may be the greatest illustration of a double-entendre since Slim's (Lauren Bacall) line in To Have and Have Not - "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."

I hope they use this letter to teach double-entendres in high school English classes. Kind of like how my 11th-grade English teacher used the movie The Natural to teach us about the femme fatale in literature. (Yeah, you read that right.) This is what you get when you go to a public school in the South. Edjumakashun at it's finest.


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