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Their crazy woman-brains would be telling them they'd better get cracking if they wanted to avoid a life of barren spinsterhood. So there'd be that to deal with. Worst of all, Polly's wedding would be filled with Australians. Men who forked snakes in the sun-baked desert, and popped the eyes out of dingos with old ANZAC rifles, and surfed between gaping shark mouths, all while downing 20oz. cans of Victoria Bitter. Men trained by gap years padding about Thailand and India in a drunken stupor, flipping off the local constabulary.

I didn't hate him when his smarmy wide eyes stared out at Ann Curry on the Today show while I tried to get through a bowl of Froot Loops. And I didn't hate him when he was briefly linked to Scarlett Johansson. Or when Sean Penn signed on to play Grant in the Manassas movie, to be directed by Tim Robbins. In a burst of not-hatred I turned the page so fast I gave myself a paper cut. There was Tim Drew, he of The Darwin Enigma, posed with his arms folded, in a natural history museum, in front of a Victorian phrenology model.

So he had achieved none of my three goals. The summer before college, Cockroaches Convene blew my mind. I read along as Proudfoot tramped through the cemeteries, and then I went back and read it all again. But Jim Dinwiddle, the man who invented all that, was found dead by Memphis police in a Dumpster in 1978, with a plastic bag taped around his head. Likewise, 0 for 3. After the impossibly good Well Bred, Helen Eisenstadt morphed into a gnomish far-left scold, whose essays about "oilo- cracy" appeared in the shrillest of alternative newspapers.

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