Man of letters

Our Own John Yohalem is the subject of a quizzical posting on dishy gawker.com today. Dear John (whom La Cieca likes to call “The Ragin’ Pagan”) wrote a letter to the New Yorker in response to a mention in an article on Asperger’s syndrome. It seems that author Tim Page recalled John’s erstwhile(?) habit of scribbling the dates and lineage of the dear Hapsburg dynasty on the walls of the New York subway system and came to the conclusion that he must have ended up homeless or institutionalized! While John is hardly homeless, he certainly can be considered an institution, both on his own blog and here at parterre.com where he is one of our most prolific commenters. (As always, La Cieca will respect her cher public’s privacy and will not divulge the relevant nom de plume.) The Gawker writer finishes by warning, “Watch your ass, Alex Ross,” a sentiment La Cieca echoes, though not perhaps for the same reason.

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