Tina Fey is a smart woman even dumb men like. But that kind of success comes with a price. Or rather, a point: the saturation point. Doree Shafrir, once of Gawker and now of the New York Observer, asked this morning: "Just curious ... ... when the Tina Fey backlash is gonna start. Because, you know, it's inevitable. Any guesses?" The response, within a small circle of bloggers, was deafening. "It's just a matter of time" says Gabe Delahaye the ex-The Unethicist, calling her the J. Lo of comedy. But wait! A retort! "No way, Jose" says Gabe's co-blogger on Videogum, Lindsay Robertson (paraphrasing). Moms — hers specifically — have no idea who Fey is. My opinion? If Tina Fey can survive endorsing Hillary Clinton, she can survive anything. Also, there's a piece of lint in my belly button that won't come out no matter how hard I stare.
Gawker intern/Black Table contributor Lindsay Robertson has now accumulated a healthy group of stalkers at Craig's List, thanks to her weekly Craig's List roundup. The people impersonating her are the creepiest. Lindsay, Lindsay, Lindsay! Everyone wants to be Lindsay! Just as well, though. Lindsay may soon be giving up her Craig's List duties to pen an 800 word book proposal for a novel about a young gossip column intern who's consistently abused by her bossa bitchy editor from Alabama who demands that her martinis be mixed just so. Let the bidding war begin!
The week in Craig [Black Table]
The Black Table's Lindsay Robertson reads Craig's Listso you don't have to. This week: "threesomes, the effect of bricks on penises" and "Jay Schultz." (There are 80 Jay Schultzes in New York, but the Craig's Listers are all sure they're talking about the same guy.)
The week in Craig [BlackTable.com]