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13 Nov 2007

I Know Someone Who At Least Should Read the Side of the Box.

Written by sally @ 5:54 pm — Section: Uncategorized

So I was reading the first chapter of How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard online, and this paragraph is not only true, but also fills me with dread/makes me have hives:

Reading is first and foremost non-reading. Even in the case of the most passionate lifelong readers, the act of picking up and opening a book masks the countergesture that occurs at the same time: the involuntary act of not picking up and not opening all the other books in the universe.

I have felt that guilt before — that by reading this book, I’m not reading all the other great books out there. I generally have this feeling when I start a really stupid book. HELLO GREAT WORKS OF LITERATURE! I SHUN YOU FOR THIS TREACLE.

In other news, I read that today on Ellen, Heidi Klum said that Britney Spears taught her how to use a diaper correctly. From Us Weekly‘s website:

“We were talking about babies and diapers and she explained to me a lot of things about diapers I that didn’t know,” Klum told DeGeneres.

“You know these sticky things on the side? I never knew that they were there. To close them in the front, I was always putting string around. I had no idea,” Klum said.

Please note the part where she says a) she didn’t know how to use a diaper and b) that she used to tie string around her babies.

6 Responses to “I Know Someone Who At Least Should Read the Side of the Box.”

  1. Lucy said:

    Sweet Jesus. I LOVE Heidi Klums! I am mortified to learn that Britney Spears had to teach her how to use a diaper.

  2. poobou said:

    Maybe German diapers are supposed to be tied with string? Or maybe her nannies usually changed the kids’ diapers for her? But yeah, that’s sort of horrifying when you consider that Britney’s oldest child is a lot younger than at least one (if not 2) of Heidi Klum’s kids.

  3. liz said:

    She never saw a picture of a properly used diaper? Like on the packaging for diapers? Or in the hospital, when the nurses presumably handed her a diapered baby at some point? I hope Heidi’s joking, because then this would be hilarious instead of simply baffling.

  4. sally said:

    I’m hoping that there are comedic pauses/a few words that were not transcribed. Like:

    “To close them in the front, I was always…..putting STRING around or something.”

  5. sally said:

    Ok, peoples, watch and decide.

  6. Krista said:

    Hmm, after reviewing the tape I’ve come the conclusion that Heidi Klum was being sarcastic. Sh’s witty and pretty!….bitch.