Are Sundays just not the same without that Sex and the City fix? Well, for those modern gals who count SATC, Tasti D-Lite and Sunday Styles among their desert island picks, low culture has the remedy.
Ladies, treat yourself to a lo-cal binge on the comic strip Cathy. In many ways our Cathy is the original Carrie Bradshaw – perpetually whining, pathologically self-aware, and ultimately interested in only the four c’s of diamond buying (that’s cut, color, carat, and clarity if you didn’t know). But Cathy is more than just ur-SATC – she’s newly engaged.
Indeed that Mr. Big of the comics page, Irving, has finally proposed. And Cathy said yes! Although she might not have the fantastic support group that Carrie did, her ever kvetching mother is sure to provide all the doubt and dialogue that the three viragos of SATC managed to shriek. And while you can’t buy Cathy’s clothing, wouldn’t a collectible print of Cathy’s journey to wedded bliss prove the perfect alternative?
With this record-length will they/won’t they finally resolved, we can finally shift our concerns to other comics: will Heart of the City ever play doctor with sci-fi geek/sidekick Dean? Will Mallard Fillmore ever agree with those liberal professors? And can the Lockhorns ever get along?
Indeed the mewling, man-hungry women of SATC may have retired, but the comics page is here to save the day.
How many high-concept romantic comedies can one moviegoer take? Two, apparently – 50 First Dates and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – although we’ll just have to wait until Friday for The Prince & Me. Clip and go with low culture’s handy guide to all those heady laughers and never get confused again.
50FD – Oahu, Hawaii
ESSM – Rockville Centre, Long Island
Former comedian turned serious actor in lead:
50FD – Adam Sandler
ESSM – Jim Carrey
Female lead with body issues (chubby):
50FD – Drew Barrymore
ESSM – Kate Winslet
Unattractive, humorous male sidekick:
50FD – Rob Schneider
ESSM – David Cross
Former Hobbit in supporting role:
50FD – Sean Astin
ESSM – Elijah Wood
Long-term or short-term memory loss?
50FD – Short-term
ESSM – Long-term
50FD – Lead character named for writer Henry Roth
ESSM – Title taken from Alexander Pope poem
Piece of crap?
50FD – Yes
ESSM – No, mostly
Did anyone else assume this cover story would be about forced sodomy among little leaguers?
Like a website designed by Borges with OCD, Slate has taken its organizational impulse to a new level. Increasingly minute divisions in Slate’s content are filtered into increasingly nebulous departments – presumably someone thinks this is useful. Just a cursory look at some of these headers strongly suggests that someone on the masthead has lost the plot. Decide for yourself:
Categories Suggesting Daily Content:
day to day
Content from Somewhere Else:
in other magazines
Slate Knows Best:
supreme court dispatches
And a Fraction of the Rest:
brave new world
ad report card
Deceased Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin and Sauron pawn Saruman the White
Actually, his name’s Seamus. But he’s still creepy-looking.