Saturday, May 03, 2008


I can't remember when I've been so repelled by a human being:

On Sept. 11, Wurtzel, who usually gets up at the crack of noon, was asleep when her mother called to say a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center. “My main thought was: What a pain in the ass.”

Her apartment was at ground zero, on Greenwich Street, south of Chambers. She could see the twin towers from her window. Or she could have, if she had bothered to get out of bed.

Then the second plane hit, and more people called. Wurtzel finally hauled herself up in time to watch one tower collapse. “I had not the slightest emotional reaction,” she recalls. “I thought: ‘This is a really strange art project.’ ”

Wurtzel takes a tiny bite of monkfish and ponders the worst terrorist attack in New York’s history. “It was a most amazing sight in terms of sheer elegance. It fell like water. It just slid, like a turtleneck going over someone’s head.”

She takes another bite of monkfish. “It was just beautiful. You can’t tell people this. I’m talking to you because you’re Canadian.”

Then her windows blew in. Airplane chunks landed on her roof. Wurtzel crawled into the basement and was later removed from the building. To this day, she can’t understand why everyone else was so upset. “I just felt, like, everyone was overreacting. People were going on about it. That part really annoyed me.

Wurtzel became hysterical only when she realized she wouldn’t be allowed back to fetch her cat.
Disgusting. I apparently missed this when it happened, she's noteworthy today for her lame and lamebrained attempt to defend Obama's friendship with Weather Underground dickwads Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Die in a fire, lady.


Anonymous said...

Her reaction when she could not retrieve her cat pretty sums up her mental disorder. Hopefully she will also see the beauty in the artful display of self immolation and particpate fully in it.

Anonymous said...

elizabeth wurtzel is noteworthy for writing a book on her clinical depression. one effect of that is the inability to feel empathy. sounds to me like she hasn't cleared that hump. and I might add is the opposite of "bleeding heart liberalism" which you don't seem to be a fan of either, no?

Uncle Mikey said...

You got me there. Why doesn't anyone leave their name on these comments? Who are you people?