Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Murakami on cole slaw

On the flight to my too-short 48 hour weekend stint in Amsterdam, I managed to read Haruki Murakami's new novel After Dark. It's a good little book, not as tiresome as some of his longer novels, and its subplot about the beating of a Chinese prostitute put to rest all romantic illusions about the Dutch whores.

Mostly, I wanted to highlight this passage:
"I'm kind of a low-key guy. The spotlight doesn't suit me. I'm more of a side dish -- cole slaw or French fries or a Wham! backup singer-" (p. 13)
Cole Slaw Blog is not about being low-key. It is not about the side dish. It is not a Wham! backup singer.

It is Wham! itself, and my co-blogger is a George Michael look-alike.


DrunkBrunch said...

You don't even know how excited I was to see that George Michael Bluth was chillin' on the LES last week. Thank you, Gawker Stalker.

CrimeNotes said...

I saw that too, but it was actually someone who confused him with Flop.

beast of burden said...

Wow. Even from Europe you post more than Flop.

CrimeNotes said...

I got back Monday afternoon. I was in Amsterdam for just 48 hours. It was a whirlwind visit.

Mr. Shain said...

Wow, now that we know Flop looks like George Michael, Blythe REALLY will take him to the wedding.

Flop said...

No way that could have been me.

-- "[T]ucked-in red polo shirt"? Nope. I don't own a red polo, nor would I tuck it in if I did.

-- "[N]ot-overtly-cute girl." I only find myself in the company of New York's prettiest ladies. Especially at blogger fiestas.

-- "Both of them were articulately and slowly saying the name 'Zach Braff.'" I guess anything's possible.

-- "He was lankier than I would have imagined." Years ago, maybe. I am no longer lankier than in anyone's imagination.

Hence, this was not me, but actually George Michael Bluth. Maybe I should start asking out girls who look like Maeby.