Let them eat car

By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 5, 2007

Dumbing down America, part 1785
A new tome is getting big play in both the book review and sports sections of the newspapers and mags these days, I Dream in Blue, by Roger Director, a Los Angeles-based TV screenwriter and producer. It is about his obsession with the New York Giants of the NFL.
Like those Hollywood brain-deads in linen suits with cancer tans out in LaLaLand who crank out remakes and insipid three-quels, because they have the creative minds of tadpoles, Director’s new book brings to mind a previous venture into these waters, A Fan’s Notes, by Fred Exley, a brilliant fictional memoir that was the first in a trilogy (including Pages from a Cold Island and Last Notes from Home), published in 1968. A Fan’s Notes also focused on the protagonist’s obsession with Giants, blending in alcoholism and other less glamorous facets of life in an “unhuman society.”
Frank Gifford, we hardly knew ye.

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