Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Great Regulars: So committed was he [Frank Louderback] to his place

in the contest, however, that he asked District Judge Steven D. Merryday for time off from the trial, citing his nonrefundable hotel deposit, and the travel plans of his friends and family. Judge Merryday was having none of it. His treasurable response, in which he borrows from both Dorothy Parker and The Sun Also Rises, and makes elegant use of the criminally underemployed adjective "perfervid", deserves quoting at length:

from Sarah Crown: The Guardian: Who's the Papa? Hemingway lookalike competition dealt cruel blow


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