11 March, 2005


From an article about the Left Behind series of books in Harper's Magazine:

Seeking a better view of the action, Rayford abandons his ATV for a Hummer, "riding shotgun," which, write Jenkins and LaHaye in something less than a Proustian reverie, "transported him back to college when he and his fraternity brothers would compete to call the favored seat, sometimes as much as twenty-four hours before a trip." [Emphasis mine]

Now, I'm sorry. But calling shotgun 24 hours in advance? We all know that's BS. How can I accept a story from an author who obviously doesn't even understand the basic rules of shotgun? Sheesh.