October 21, 2005

Insert Small Moment of Triumph Here

The husband complains every now and again about my magazine habit. Not about the fact that I read them, but about the fact that I save them. Now, I fully admit I'm weird this way. While some people would be content to keep a file full of articles they'd liked and had ripped out of magazines, that's not my m.o. I like to keep the entire magazine itself because it provides a frame of reference for the article. For instance, somewhere in the vast collection of junk that one could identify as my belongings, there is a Life magazine from July 1969. That was back when Life still published weekly and was huge---and this particular issue covered the first moon landing. Now, I hadn't even been born yet when this was published, but I found this particular issue, of course, to be very, very cool when I came across it in the Cake Eater folks' assorted clobber. Not only did you have cool moon landing photographs, but you had ads for portable radios. And for cigarettes and for brands of cheap whiskey that don't even exist any more. Pretty cool, no?

Yeah. Go ahead and call me Lileks if you must. I can take it.

But the husband isn't wild about this magazine habit. Because I like to keep a lot of magazines. For many different and varied reasons. And they have a tendency to pile up. This annoys him, and, of course, he wants me to throw them out. I refuse and say, "Gee, honey, you'll never know when they'll come in handy!" Like today. When dearest Jonathan mentioned an article on Sarah Silverman from the March 1999 GQ in this post, I was able to email and inform him that I had that issue of GQ lying around. I asked him if he would like me to scan the article for him. He responded in the affirmative and so I present the scanned copy of Michael MacCambridge's Sarah Silverman Has The Cleanest Breasts in America.

Which I never would have been able to post if I wasn't a packrat!

Take the jump if you're interested in actually reading the article.

click on the image to magically enlarge!

UPDATE It should be fixed! Sorry!

Posted by Kathy at October 21, 2005 03:06 PM | TrackBack

Thank you very much for putting this up. I think that part 4 is up twice though, and 5 isn't.

But thank you again.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 21, 2005 03:42 PM

Ack!! No page 270!! and it was just getting to a good part (parts..)

Posted by: MKL at October 21, 2005 03:46 PM
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