Does the New York Times mock me?
This weekend I watched “The People vs Larry Flint”. One of the scenes is:
Larry: You guys read Playboy? Friend 1: Well yeah. Friend 2: Sure. Jimmy: Yeah. Larry: Uhmm . . . Did you, uh--excuse me, Baby. Did you enjoy this month's article on how to hook up your quadraphonic stereo system? Friend 3: I think I missed that one. Larry: And, uh, did you follow their advice on how to make a perfect martini? Chester: Hey, Larry, c'mon man, move over. Larry: Who is this magazine for anyway? I mean, ya know, it's like if you don't make twenty thousand-plus a year, you don't jerk off. Seven million people buying it, and nobody's reading it. Gentlemen, Playboy is mocking you!
Today I opened the New York Times Travel Magazine, that is included with the Sunday edition of the paper (yes, I get the paper version). I found an editorial for the Yves Saint Laurent’s Travel Adapter, at a list price of 450 US. The description reads: “Considering how long stylish travelers have had to cart around less-than-beautiful electrical doohickeys, it’s a wonder that fashion hasn’t come to the rescue sooner.”
I wonder if the New York Times is mocking me.
And I haven’t even mentioned the ads for many of its products.