So, the latest Topics etc. is up over at The Auteurs', and while most will find it suitably pungent, all will find an admission therein that a lengthy pastiche was removed from its contents before the column was published. This action was taken for a number of reasons, not least of which was that I didn't see much point in getting whichever parties might be offended by the burlesque get pissed off not only at me, but at The Auteurs' editor, and the noble institution of The Auteurs itself. So here's the idea, which I hope doesn't come off like the tossing of red meat in an ignoble bread-and-circuses context: If you'd like to see the pastiche, let me know, in the comments sections here and/or there, and if I receive a satisfying amount of positive feedback for my negativity, I'll post it here, some time over the weekend. In the meantime, enjoy my vinegary evocations of veal sandwiches and more, here.