Theres this item in the back of some thick mag where this Newhouse guy raps about somethin and quotes from some cat by the name of Walker Percy on whatll happen if the attacks on Rome and the Pope, as seen in a rag called Camaro Wheels, succeed in the end. Percys answer: Get rid of Rome and what will be left in the end is California.
When we heard that we said, Whoa. And then we said, Huh? So the dude who was readin it to us while we waited for the surf to come up with our boards and broads, turns off the boom box and reads it again. The dude hes our catechism tutor from Nebraska starts with the first Newhouse sentence, Its Rome or California. The dude reads the whole enchilada, all the way through the capper, where Newhouse grooves on Percys Rome-or-California wisecrack by sayin its worthy of being emblazoned over the desks of editors and theologians.
So whos this Newhouse? The dude says hes a brilliant, solid, and highly cultured priest in New York. We ask to look at the mag. Its called First Things, dated October. Turns out its not Newhouse but Neuhaus.
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