When I open the paper on Sunday, I'm prepared to read a profile of Matthew Settle that refers to him as "TV's hunky rebel dad." Am I happy about it? No, I'm in purgatory. But I will read the article from opening image (Matthew Settle on a skateboard. Pathetic.) to philosophical final quote ("I am a dad.....and I'm playing a dad."). That's the rub of weekend news.
Between their series of articles breaking the news on how Mad Men rules all and their hard-hitting expose of college tour guides who don't walk backwards, the New York Times may get on my Nixon-esque dislike list. Alexis Bledel is getting very lonely.
That being said, Monday is a real day which demands real news. And as such, it's not a day for the World's Most Unprofessional Op-Ed masquerading as an actual news piece. That would be "Democrats Pounce After Christopher Christie's Misstep. "
I know it's August. I know it's hot, and summer-y, and that you're trying to figure out how to tactfully tell your son or daughter that they will never get into an Ivy League school. But it's also Monday. For some people -- the people who use "summer" as a verb and prance through the days of the week like some endless martini-soaked beach party -- it doesn't really matter what day it is. But other people -- the people who wake up every Monday feeling self-righteously above their current jobs -- would just like to read "NY Region" news and fantasize about living in the Tri-State area without having to read militantly anti-Democratic sentiment.
It's not that I even care that much. But seriously, if you're going to say that the Democrats are 'grabbing hold of [the Christie scandal'] as if it were a defibrillator," just put it in some cutesy Sunday Magazine op-ed, okay? I'm trying to pretend I'm on the 'A' Train here.