My best advice to you is some that my brother Danny received the very year that Ronald Reagan was elected president.... Just be the ball. Be the ball. Be. The. Ball.*
Gawd. Peggy Noonan is a Visiting Whatnot at Harvard this year, conducting study groups on the Latest Whatever in Contemporary Wherever and What It All Might Mean Eventually. Gawker has a hilarious roundup of Noonerisms as faithfully recounted by study group attendees.
My personal favorite: I'm not a brain surgeon. You have to be a professional. I did my best and I didn't kill anybody. I can't remember what the point of my answer is.
The study group has been described by one attendee as “two hours of listening to a woman who should not be permitted to operate heavy machinery.”
Next time, kids, sign up for the Beowulf seminar instead.
*A faux Noonerism by a clever Gawkerer.
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