Thursday, April 06, 2006

Tom Wolfe explains it all

The celebrated author has always been ahead of the curve:

In his recent novel, "I Am Charlotte Simmons," Tom Wolfe portrayed athletes at his fictional Dupont University (a Gothic-style school in the North) as lumbering, thuggish "herpes pustules" who get all the women and get away with everything. The lacrosse team comes in for particular scorn.

"Lacrosse," one character says, "is one of the only two sports where white boys are the ones with the machismo." (The other is ice hockey.)

1 comment:

  1. Ehem, what about rugby?
    At least I like to think I'm macho...