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this is satire, right?
If there was a precipitating event for drastic change, it took place in the late summer and fall of 2009 with the departure of two of the most precious people in my life. My wife, Lisa, left to take a job as an administrator at New York University Abu Dhabi. My youngest son went off to Kenyon.
If you believe that NYU-Abu Dhabi exists, then I will give your favorite team Yuni Betancourt.
Seriously? How did my link NOT start a Girl Talk hijack?
I've never heard of Friday Night Lights before this
Gucci clothing or whatever it is (I thought they just made bags)
I never fit the traditional definition of a sexy male straight or gay—tall, ripped, six- packs within six-packs. I wanted the power that sex provides, all eyes wanting to #### you and you knowing it, and both men's and women's clothing became my venue
Why is that messed up, #25? I have the most boring wardrobe ever, but I completely understand that sentiment
I did not expect to find out that the author is the older ugly male version of Lady Gaga.
Healthy people don't drop half a million on clothing. But that's part of what needs to be talking about.
If this is a joke, it is not funny. And if it is, as I suspect, even partially serious, then shame on GQ for publishing it. No amount of page hits is worth exploiting someone's mental illness.
They make good money selling cigarettes, too. Bissinger needs help, not a byline.
Bissinger wrote it.
It was going to be published somewhere.
Thanks Sean. We realize that now, but something this fantastical this close to April Fool's day will always come under scrutiny.
Why in the world do you keep talking about "this close" to April Fools' Day? Do you understand the concept of April Fools' Day? Jokes for April Fools' Day - as lame as they are - occur on... wait for it... April Fools' Day. Which is April 1st, not March 27th.
Why in the world do you keep talking about "this close" to April Fools' Day?
Do your friends make the publishing decisions for GQ? :-) Because maybe I'm wrong but I've never heard of April Fools' jokes starting early
This week, I cannot even open a car door without worrying about honey being under the handle.
My friends are dicks, they wouldn't do this on the obvious day.
I will never understand the obsession a disturbingly high number of men have with womens' feet, for example, and I doubt Rex Ryan could explain it to me.
Because maybe I'm wrong but I've never heard of April Fools' jokes starting early.
But GQ articles editor Devin Gordon put all that noise to rest:
Blanket tweet, since this is coming up a lot: No, this story is not an early April Fools joke. gq.com/news-politics/…
— Devin Gordon (@Devingo913) March 26, 2013
The linked photos above are from his radio show days last fall. Should remove all doubt.
I RTFA. Short version: Bissinger is extremely pretentious and self-centered, thinks about his clothes constantly, wastes $$$$, not much of writer, father or husband anymore, but seems to think his mid-life crisis is important because it's about him.
I don't actually care whether it's a joke. I've never heard of Friday Night Lights before this and my only exposure to Buzz Bissinger is when he was sitting in a chair looking angry, very angry, as Will Leitch was running rings around him in a discussion about media.
I have no intention to read the many pages of this article; I have no intention to ever care about Buzz Bissinger or the twisted things he's into. If he tells me he has spent $600,000 on Gucci clothing or whatever it is (I thought they just made bags), I will believe him.
Also, this thread is useless without commentary by our resident fashion plates, like (IIRC) Smitty.
I was expecting a Keyshawn hijack.
I just learned that Buzz Bissinger isn't a character from the Tank McNamara comic strip.... so that's something...
1. You're kind of being a killjoy here. Bissinger is an ####### and any opportunity to mock him should be seized. If George Saunders has confessed to a Gucci addiction, I'd probably seriously consider that I was missing out and I should also start buying Gucci. I want to look hip and dangerous, too!
I wonder what his kids think reading this article. Well, I'm going to inherit a fortune in tacky Gucci clothes that may be valuable if we can scrape off all the crusted ejaculate!
I doubt he's buying leather goods every single day like a true addict.
Oh and there is never a situation in which a man should be wearing high heel boots in public.
What if you're the king of France?
Leather is for bikers, celebrities, and kids.
I have a really nice leather jacket, but I always feel silly when I try it on and end up going with something else. I would feel more comfortable wearing it with sunglasses and a European accent.
"Buzz Bissinger" is one of those thousands of names that sort of float around in the space occupied by "Justin Lieber"
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