Clinton and the gutbucket

An interview (sort of) with Bill

Ah Bill. Beamed around the world, beaming, this week. What a hero.

So, on that note, a final word this grey Friday evening from Zachary Kanin at the New Yorker's Cartoon Lounge, a place of constant lunatic cheer.

This (sort of) interview with Monsieur Clinton contains the immortal line:

You can put a turtle in a box full of sandpaper but it won't sound as sweet as yer pappy's gutbucket.

For that alone, it must be read.




Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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The NS Podcast #176: Younge, guns and identity politics

The New Statesman podcast.

Helen and Stephen are joined by author and editor-at-large for the Guardian, Gary Younge, to discuss the findings of his new book: Another Day in the Death of America.

Seven kids die every day from gun violence in the US yet very few make the national news. Is there any way to stop Americans becoming inured to the bloodshed? The enraging, incredibly sad and sometimes peculiarly funny stories of ten kids on one unremarkable Saturday attempt to change that trend.

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