Monday, January 26, 2009

David Kelly Doesn't Like Women Who Like Sex, Or Lesbians Who Like Television.

A regular contributor to the NYT's "Paper Cuts" blog named David Kelly has, in four paragraphs posted this afternoon, managed to insult millions of women at once without making a single coherent point.

The post begins as a muse on the murder of a character on "The L Word" and ends with a sweeping condemnation of romance novels and the women who love them.

Among Kelly's observations:

For those of you who don’t have Showtime, the premise of “The L Word” is that beautiful women like to have sex with one another.

Kelly's thoughts on the death of Mia Kirshner's character, Jenny:

It’s possible someone murdered her just because she was one of the more annoying characters on television.

More about Kirshner:

Her character on “The L Word” also had a brief stint as a stripper, for which loyal viewers are still grateful.

Regarding Kirshner's contributions to "I Live Here," a recent non-fiction book about displaced women and children:

Part travel narrative, part graphic novel, part “paper documentary,” it proves that George W. Bush got at least one thing right: “One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”

Kelly's comment on a recent Salon Slate essay by June Thomas about the appeal of female Secret Ssrvice agents in romance novels:

Further proof, if any were needed, that romance novels remain what they have always been: pornography for women.

Who exactly is David Kelly, anyway? Anyone know? We've combed the Internet and the NYT website for a clue and can't find anything. We're pretty sure he's not the guy married to Michelle Pfeiffer.

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