Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Destination unknown

He grooms for effect, too, maintaining a mustache so thin that it prompts a double take — is that lip liner or actual hair? — and a goatee that on this occasion crawled like a spider plant to a destination below his chin. His natty-meets-naughty aesthetic is all his own, and it carries over to his phraseology, which weds scholarly words and cheeky colloquialisms. A little-known wine, for example, is “esoteric juice.”—Frank Bruni, The Tipsy Diaries, NYT



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