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Friday, December 31, 2010

a deleted thought from holden caulfield

"nothing gets me more mad than when someone tries to tell me a fat girl has a terrific face for chrissakes. usually the person telling me is always a girl, like they're the ones who have to kiss it. i'm serious. i really am."


itsmecissy said...

So, no fat chicks for Holden?

itsmecissy said...

What a noodge.

Robert Crane said...

i don't know what to say really. i get in these holden moods where i can hear him sayin' this stuff. suspect it has to do with a childhood memory of being compared to holden.

now why this particular observation is beyond me, except i heard someone say this about someone else and thought it's right up there with "has a nice personality", which believe you me was how i was described to many a potential girlfriend during my rather illustrious and short-lived dating period.

in the end, it's mean, i know, but hey that's holden for ya. he is a lout.

itsmecissy said...

We have all been superficial & mean at one time or another. That's life.

BTW, I read your Tribute to J.D. Salinger, it was very good.

Robert Crane said...

yeah, and when i get that way i start to feel superfecal.

as for the tribute, glad you enjoyed it. the story is actually true. when jd died i decided it was time to find out what mrs. shangle was trying to say when she told me, if i didn't smarten up, i'd turn out like holden. i also was curious why it made my mom so mad. now i know, especially being one of her loin products and all.