Shuffering & Shmiling
Shuffering & Shmiling

Shuffering & Shmiling

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"And then there’s times when you’re like, “This is so stupid. This is so hard. This makes no sense. I’m flying down this mountain. I got spit all over my face. I’ve just like been digging so deep over that last climb. Flying down this hill totally naked. I’m freezing cold. I hate this.” And then there’s times you’re just like, “This is great, I’m the man. This is rad.”"

"Former reporters tell stories of a Christmas disco where the dancefloor was almost empty while various guests resorted to the toilets to snort cocaine; and of a ripple of panic when the Sun let their anti-drug hound, Charlie the Sniffer Dog, loose in the newsroom."

"“When God saw that people, instead of turning to God, were turning to the medicine cabinet, God made himself available in the medicine cabinet,” Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a figurehead of the Jewish Renewal movement who dropped acid with Dr. Timothy Leary in the 1960s, once said."


So the guy walks out of the men’s room and he’s, like, “Hey, bartender, I think your genie might be hard of hearing.”

And the bartender’s, like, “No kidding. You think I wished for a twelve-inch pianist?”

So the guy processes this. And he’s, like, “Does that mean you wished for a twelve-inch penis?”


"I am forced to acknowledge that we carried an ad for a belching preventative two or three weeks ago, but that was because the advertising manager was asleep."

"getting used to the taste of fizzy white wine is the main obstacle to a life alienated from the norm."

"“The image of the journalist as wallflower at the orgy has been replaced by the journalist as the life of the party,” she observed. She is talking about the “I-lost-my-laundry-while-covering-Yalta school of reporting” era in which we now (1980) live; the reporting that uses first-person singular pronoun to the point at which the reader begins to blush at the revelation that what has been published is the author’s diary entry instead of an articulate, informative report."

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