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  •  Stephen Sondheim!? (none)
    You are hilarious.  Forgive my stereotyping, but yes, only a 51-year-old gay man would make that comparison.  I'm sure Em's management won't be pushing him as our generation's Stephen Sondheim anytime soon.
    •  Either (none)
      you don't know Sondheim or you don't understand Eminem.

      And yes, your stereotyping is offensive. Maybe you'd be a little less "sick and tired" if you opened your mind a bit.

      •  My comment (none)
        was intended in only the most lighthearted way.  I was saying that I liked your comparison.  Should have done a better job telegraphing my tone, I guess.  But I'm in theatre, so when I talk about 51-year-old gay men and Sondheim, there is only love, I promise.  It's not that I think only 51-year-old gay men can like Sondheim, it's that unfortunately too few people who are not 51-year-old gay men have any idea who he is.  I certainly didn't mean to challenge you.
        •  I overreacted. (none)

          And of course you're absolutely right about how few people know and appreciate Sondheim. Sad but true.

        •  Not to mention (none)
          Stephen Sondheim absolutely obliterated William Safire on the topic of Clinton's impeachment. Safire was so dumbstruck he devoted an "On Language" column to analyzing how good Sondheim's letter was. The letter ended with the request

          "tell him [Safire] to go back to his roots."

          -- in one stroke mockingly quoting Safire's old boss Nixon and letting Safire know he's better with etymology than political commentary. Delicious.

          If only Sweden had an army...what a coalition we could have had.

          by Thoreaufare on Tue Oct 26, 2004 at 07:58:43 PM PDT

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