Better a drunk - and a jerk - than a cripple
"If anyone thinks I am drunk, I am." Novelist John Fowles,
explaining his using a cane to walk onstage at a lecture event in San Francisco,
as reported in Leah Garchik's June 2 San Francisco Chronicle column. "He
wasn't drunk," lecture producer Sydney Goldstein told Garchik. "That's
what he wanted to say instead of admitting that he had suffered a serious
"Interviewing Bernard Malamud 16 years ago, Personals was put off
by his crustiness and demands to check on his quotes before the story was
published," wrote Garchik. "It turned out that Malamud's reason
was the same as Fowles'; he didn't want to admit that he'd suffered a stroke."
Both handicapping and crippling
"What's the point of handicapping an important component of the
transportation industry?" Editorial in the May, 1998 issue of Bus
Ride, trade journal of the over-the-road bus industry. The lead story was
headlined, "Proposed ADA Rule: Will it Cripple Motorcoaches?"
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