Calling All Catamounts

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Y.P.R. solicits your alumni updates, yearbook scribblings, and passed-notes to high-school crushes along with the usual reviews, parodies, deleted chapters, etc., for this month's Book Club selection: Sam Lipsyte's Home Land.


The Way We Live Now

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by your humble coëditor, Josh Abraham, over at The Black Table.

& Recently . . .

Pop Stars in Hotel Rooms: An Occasional Series by Steve Finbow

How to Get a New York City Straphanger to Bankroll Your Alternative Lifestyle by Tony Antoniadis

Disquieting Modern Trends: Offspring Edition by Will Layman & Chris Osmond

Niles from “Frasier” Takes Acid on an Overnight Spelunking Trip with Deebo from Friday and Reënacts Plato’s The Cave by Brian Champlin

Hamlet by P. G. Wodehouse by Jaime J. Weinman

Andrei Codrescu, exquisite corpse


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Sunday, August 13, 2000   |    One-Question Interviews

Neal Pollack, supercharged satirist


1. How come us Jewish folks are so hairy? I look like Robin Williams and the Wolfman had a kid.

Neal Pollack

Body hair, as you know, contains your unique “chemical signature,” designed by nature to sexually attract other mammals. From personal experience, I know that Jews get laid all the time, so we must smell good. Therefore, we’re so hairy because God wanted us to be that way. Note to Jews: Do NOT get rid of your body hair, because that will lead to the extermination of your people, unless you've already reproduced with a non-Jew, in which case you’ve already screwed up everything.

Mr. Pollack is the author of Never Mind the Pollacks, Beneath the Axis of Evil, and The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature. His Web site is