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Oy vey, that’s a big kidney

Curtis, 7/21/04

I swear I’m not obsessed with this issue, really. But, well, how many eight-year-old black children — hell, how many eight-year-old children of any race — use the word chutzpah in the course of casual conversation (or, as in this case, in the course of casual media criticism)? I’m just saying. At least there aren’t any quotation marks around it.

I really enjoy (and by “enjoy,” I mean “enjoy ironically”) the titles of movies and names of rappers used in Curtis. It’s as if they’ve been chosen by someone who doesn’t himself have any contact with pop culture, but sometimes talks to a guy who does.

5 responses to “Oy vey, that’s a big kidney”

  1. Ian
    October 16th, 2004 at 4:28 am [Reply]

    …and wouldn’t it be great to live in cartoon land, where the sheer effort required to draw other people ensures you have empty cinemas, wide streets and acres of lovely nothing between each building?

  2. Prehumous
    February 11th, 2007 at 9:08 pm [Reply]

    No. Because what would happen if you had to live in a comic strip like Fortress of the Multi-Tentacled Horrors or Mary Worth? No one would hear you scream!

  3. Kristy
    April 23rd, 2009 at 3:26 pm [Reply]

    …actually, as a kid we used the word chutzpah all the time…

  4. Kathe
    July 28th, 2009 at 11:56 pm [Reply]

    I used the word chutzpah as an eight year old.

  5. Roger M. Wilcox
    May 20th, 2013 at 9:33 am [Reply]

    The only times I would have used “chutzpah” as an 8-year-old would have been as an excuse to emphasize the “chhhhhh” sound at the beginning of the word, and then spit.

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