I can't even guess which one it could be. I guess that's the joke -- no one will ever know what's real or what's fake in this column.
From Gawker:"We hear Pollak has been opposed to the feature for a while, even though it's the sole solace in the lives of some elderly New Yorkers, because he hates that the items in the column are impossible to verify. In the words of our informant, he "knows" that this isn't the first false item that's slipped in."So what does he care anyway? Jerkwad.
I smell a rat. There was a month-long lag between the original submission and its appearance in the Times. How could they have gotten it done this time in a week?
I agree with Anonymous---it's really impossible to know which entry is fake. But who carries a RUCKSACK???
Yeah, sorry, it's not true. I'd like to help, but I don't buy it. As for Pollack's letter to the Dean, Andrea should consult a lawyer. I have a feeling she has a case against Pollack and the Times if she suffers any loss. As pointed out on the show, her school is an uninvolved third party, and Pollack clearly sought to cause her harm.
Exactly, Pollak had no right to contact Andrea's school. What is trying to even accomplish? Maybe he'd like to call my mom on me?
i can set you up with free legal counsel if you'd like...also, i'm glad there will be continued entries sent to mr. pollak at the times. listening to that smug bastard on the phone last week made me want to jump through my radio and strangle him.
The escalator at Lex and 53rd isn't very long. But the one at Madison and 53rd... that's a biggun.
If I had stayed in college I'd be able to come up with a proper superlative for this Michael Pollak guy. The grand narrative of being a bourgeois prick grants his action instant canonicity.His bank account and credit card numbers should be skywritten over Ouagadougou, leaving him unable to cover his deductible on his medical visit for painful rectal itch.A grown man "tattling?" I'll have to toss my OED. They're redifining pathetic.
I'm guessing it's the Anne Wolfe one. It has pointless location-checking and is oblivious to class. The Janet Wagman LeMonnier (rucksack) one is fake but I don't think you wrote it.
I'm not sure whether consulting a lawyer is necessary, but I certainly think that turn-around is fair play. We should all be contacting Pollak's bosses to let them know about his vindictive attacks on a (relatively) innocent college student. This is not professional behavior. Pollak is as much of an embarrassment to the Times as is the Metropolitan Diary.
speaking of overwritten, check out bartleby's post! yowza!
I can't guess which one it is. Which makes me wonder if all of them are fake and Mr. Pollack (who really is no gentleman but is a weak hunter looking for even weaker prey) is either lied to always or intentionally prints lies. So should the Old Gray Lady fire him for lying or always printing lies? I think they should fire him for needlessly harrassing Andrea.
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