I haven’t read the much-discussed article on the Morons social club in the new issue of Distinction, which is apparently not stocked at any newsstand east of La Cienega. But LAT sportswriter T.J. Simers took a look at the magazine, which also includes a feature on the Dodgers-owning McCourts. Does he riff on it? Of course he riffs:
THE McCOURTS were smiling, which struck me as odd. If someone called me a “moron,” I wouldn’t be smiling. In fact, I can speak from experience on that.
Frank was holding a baseball in one hand and the Screaming Meanie in the other, because you never know when she’s going to pop off. Across them the magazine had superimposed another headline: “Is This The Hottest Team In Town?”
I’d like to meet the morons who dreamed that one up, so I looked inside and discovered that it’s a “Tribune publication” and located in the Times building. That leads me to believe the same people who own The Times might own this magazine, which would of course exclude them from being morons. Please, don’t press me further on this subject.
Fortunately, the Tribune Co. has a legendary sense of humor.