Saturday, April 6, 2013

March Madness

Dear Madame L,

Who do you think will win the NCAA championship game this year, the Louisville Cardinals or the Michigan Wolverines?


The Wolverines' Biggest Fan

Dear Wolverines Fan,

And you got your punctuation right, too! You're an amazing correspondent.

However, Madame L is sorry that you're supporting the Wolverines, because Louisville is going to win the game.

Madame L is well aware that the so-called experts are giving Michigan the advantage, but clearly they're not taking into account the pure heart and true grit and hard-core take-the-bull-by-the-horns-and-drive-in-and-shoot-and-win character of the Louisville team.

Madame L has just finished a marathon viewing of the Louisville-Wichita State game followed by the Michigan-Syracuse game, which showed that Louisville je-ne-sais-quoi. They'll win if for no other reason than for their injured teammate Kevin Ware. 

But watch Michigan's Mitch McGary, an amazing player, and he's only a freshman!


Madame L

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Hunger Artist

Dear Readers, 

Madame L thinks this is one of the best short stories ever written. She hopes you will follow this link to "A Hunger Artist" and read it. Then please tell Madame L what you think of itl.

Why does the hunger artist fast? 

“Because,” said the hunger artist, lifting his head a little and, with his lips pursed as if for a kiss, speaking right into the supervisor’s ear so that he wouldn’t miss anything, “because I couldn’t find a food which tasted good to me. If had found that, believe me, I would not have made a spectacle of myself and would have eaten to my heart’s content, like you and everyone else.”