welcome! jeremy freese is a professor in sociology at northwestern university. he finds blogging to be a good diversion from insomnia and a far better use of time than television.
I vote for the Greenbush Bakery's spelling. Mmmm...
Just so you know, I think LDM is a fake and a cheat. I "just happened" to be in the bookstore yesterday and no one placed any dozen glazed at my *precious feet* or anywhere near me.
Though I myself would probably go with "donut." However, "doughnut" evokes thoughts of sticky, gooey, mushy raw doughnut dough....much like LDM's affection for Nina.
The poem was a fake. I am the real Lonely Donut Man, and I did not write it. Sorry, Nina.
I think, LDM, you don't get it. You are a fake as well, as is the poem, as are comments where people take on fake identities or write whatever strikes them as ridiculous or provocative or funny, without standing behind any of their words. And I am sure this note will just elicit another string of comments from different people pretending one thing or another. I would guess that fewer than 50% of anonymous comments are sincere or in any way real and frankly, I can ususally tell which ones are genuine. Yours are not among them. Sorry, LDM.
First, LDM, if you tell Nina you are going to meet her at a bookstore and give her donuts, you had better show up or you can expect no end of wrath like that of the preceding comment. She is not someone to be trifled with.Second, Nina, was your last comment directed at Real Lonely Donut Man or Fake Lonely Donut Man? I couldn't tell.
Sexual Congress and Trans-Fatty AcidsThough oft not thought congruent, donuts and dalliance do correlate. Some tantalizing research at N.Dak. State U. suggests groping behaviors are enhanced by gorging on trans-fatty acid foods. IF the JFW readers are intested in the specifics, I can oblige, or I can just pine for the affections of N. - the choice is yours. LDM
Yeah right - that half-baked donut man probably rounded up some Dakota farm boys who had been buggering sheep, hauled em' to a dance, gave them some Crispy Cremes laced with Spanish Fly and turned em' loose. Do some factor analysis on that one, buster!
I think "donut" ads a certain nod to postmodernist sensibility that should not be taken lightly. One is acknowledging the proletariat by using the vernacular spelling. On the other hand, using the proper "doughnut" would imply a certain pedantic flair that can never be underestimated. Is LDM an academic? If so, perhaps the proper form would be... um... proper? To introduce yet another variable, and to acknowledge the youth, are we talking in terms of noun, or verb?
okay, okay. i think this is getting out of hand. lonely donut man uses the goofy modern (or post-modern) spelling and i say we go with it. you don't see LDM insisting that jeremy spell his name with an I instead of a Y, do you?
Jeremy,A favorite word of mine for your list: lu·gu·bri·ous from,(since this is anonymous, I'll leave some hints)"Deli Dan Burritos""Wooden THOJ tokens" (made by me)"I like kicking, kicking!" (not me)"Free drinks and bowling after midnight"(I think you were there...)"Animal Ball""Math Bee""speed-racer"p.s. Love your blog
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