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Talk Like a Mametian

By Margaret Hicks in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 12, 2006 3:31PM

Mamet10_12.jpgWhat the ... fuck … what the fuck are you doing?

Doing? What the fuck am I doing? I’m writing a post.

A post. A post on …

Mamet. The playwright. And author. He’s an author too. A playwright and an author.

An author, yes. I see.

He grew up … fuck … wait ... he grew up here. He wrote that play about selling real estate. He’s speaking at Harold Washington Library.

I see … I went to that library once. Big motherfuckin’ library. But I never wrote a post on it. I just went to it once.

Once? To the library? You went to the motherfuckin’ library once?

You’re writing this …

Post. Yes, about Mamet. And the library. Fuck. Don’t you understand?

I see. I think he wrote a movie I saw once. I understand.

He wrote a movie you saw once? Once? You saw …

A movie. Yes. Alec Baldwin. And the English guy. They were lost in the wilderness see? Probably not good enough to write a post on. And the play about the girl. Sexual harassment and all that shit. Should have known it was the schoolgirl bitch who lied. Shit.

He won …

What? Wait. He won …

Fuck. Fuck it. He won … fuck … he won an award.

An award?

Carl Sandburg award.

Carl Sandburg won an award?

No. Shit. Mamet won the Carl Sandburg Award. Understand? He’s going to be at the motherfuckin’ library. Speaking. Talking about … shit … talking about …

Shit. Yes. I understand. I see.


You can see David Mamet at Harold Washington Library, Fri., Oct. 13, at 12 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium