|[a] Grand Forks RF|
No need. You had me at "North Dakota."
|[b] Fruit or vegetable? RF|
She had no idea, and she didn't particularly care—not in the "now I'm famous" way, at least.
Her authenticity has been on display in various media outlets in the last week, so let's take a look at a few articles on Marilyn Hagerty. It will buy me just a little more time to think about the interstices between irony and authenticity. You see, Ms. Hagerty has me stumped. On the one hand, she is Everygrandma with a pen and a newspaper column. On the other hand, she is so guileless that her disarming phrases appear to be a formidable strain of savvy.
|[c] Forks RF|
"I'm Lutheran, so that wouldn't apply to me."
I would like to write more (you know that I almost always do), but I am befuddled, and wonder WWWBD? I have checked and rechecked "the transcript." I have read her own account of her trip to New York, and I have watched her interviews. Take a further read and listen, and just tell me if you see guile anywhere. I say that the most jaded sophisticate will be defanged within minutes. In the Art of War, Sunzi (Sun-tzu) writes of generals who have mastered this skill. Is it possible that this is a practiced kind of Lutefisk Strategem? I am about as speechless as I get, so I will let Marilyn Hagerty's voice carry us through today's post. Read and listen to every word. Really.
I think the Coen brothers have met their match.
|[d] Guileless RF|