A swing and a miss!

So there appears to be a tumblr full of “awesome people hanging out together,” which I learned about thanks to Andrew Sullivan.  (The picture he chose was of Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Colbert [who are deeply awesome] and Christina Hendricks [who is amazingly beautiful and quite possibly awesome but I don’t know because I don’t watch “Mad Men”].)

After passing part of a slow afternoon scrolling through, I’ve decided that “awesome” is a deeply subjective term.  Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein?  Awesome.  On the other hand…

Whoopsie! It seems that, in addition to Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Louis Malle (all of whom are awesome) and Claude Lelouch (who may be awesome, for all I know), some rapist has snuck into the shot there on the far right. I guess “awesome people hanging out together with the occasional reprehensible bit of slime” is too wordy?

Russell Saunders

Russell Saunders is the ridiculously flimsy pseudonym of a pediatrician in New England. He has a husband, three sons, daughter, cat and dog, though not in that order. He enjoys reading, running and cooking. He can be contacted at blindeddoc using his Gmail account. Twitter types can follow him @russellsaunder1.