I'm a long-time subscriber to Esquire Magazine. I got swayed by the substantial savings of a multi-year prepaid subscription, so they keep coming to the house whether I want them or not.
If you find this episode hard to believe, you can save yourself $4.50 and read the article online here.
In the interest of full disclosure, I submitted a story to Esquire a while ago and got a typical form rejection letter that said it wasn't right for them. Mine was a satirical story about an idiot adventurer, and the very month I got the rejection they printed a story about a real idiot adventurer who was just like the guy in my story. The difference was that the story they published was full a fawning admiration, without a hint of irony. It's no wonder they hated my story. You see, Esquire wants to be "the most interesting man in the world" from those Dos Equis beer commercials, when they are actually that grey-haired guy on Project Runway. (No offense intended toward Tim Gunn. Mr. Gunn seems like a very nice guy who is perfectly happy being Tim Gunn.)
If you're not familiar with Esquire, sorry for wasting you time today. I hope you found the clip amusing, if a bit puzzling.
Hey, who knew Lily was in an 80's music video? The direction of this video was so goofy -- the lyrics are actually quite moving. Maybe I'm too sentimental -- but why did they shy away from the true emotions behind the words. They blew it. Still a great song though.