oh, mcsweeney's. you couldn't post a tintin list before i spent an hour paging through five brothers: the romney campaign blog for my list submission? i'm not claiming superiority, i just - that's a lot of romney. anyway:


1. What Happened at Midnight
2. Grazing with the Elephants
3. The Mysterious Caravan
4. Turkey Bowl!
5. By the Company They Keep
6. The Great Airport Mystery
7. The Missing Chums
8. The Tale of the Tape
9. Danger on Vampire Trail

Hardy Boys: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9
Romney Boys: 2, 4, 5, 8

in other romney boys news, "five on five" in this week's new yorker fuels my girl-crush on lauren collins. her "talk of the town" pieces are boss:
It’s not hard to wonder: Do all sibling pentads get along this well, and, if they do, how would they get along with the Romneys? The question was put to Ron Hassoun, the Israeli-born proprietor of Five Brothers Audio and Video, in Williamsburg. The thirty-seven-year-old second son of what he describes as a “pretty boring” and “not very close” family, Ron—who’d been supporting Rudy Giuliani—said that he wasn’t really interested in the Romneys, or in the fact that they, too, constitute Five Brothers. With a little prodding, however, he agreed to play ambassador on behalf of his siblings Ethan (thirty-nine), Jimmy (thirty-five), Stephen (twenty-five), and David (twenty-one) on a telephone call to Tagg Romney.
in other crush news, in turn, i indulged the missus and made a donation (in the amount of his tax return) to team obama - and immediately received a fundraising note from the clinton campaign. awkward.*

how's super...thursday treating you?

*speaking of awkward, those of you who know of my phobias will appreciate how difficult it was for me to research this (these?) at the office this morning. gah - i'd rather read about the romney boys.


tom said...

Well, it looks like your list is super-timely. Mitt's hanging it up.

lauren said...

seriously, i have the worst timing EVER. also, how 'bout that concession statement in the AP piece?

"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror," Romney will say at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

oh, snap! i thought mormons were supposed to be courtly!

tom said...

Well, the LDS just lost their leader to a long battle with the clock. (Courtly? Perhaps. But healthy? Absolutely -- the new leader is 80, according to press reports, and looks, well, perfect. That's not out of character for your average Mormon.) So maybe Mitt's not in a happy place right now.

Or maybe he's just a dick. Exhibit A: "Double Guantanamo" -- which should only be used in context with a nearly-impossible Scrabble play.

(Of course, everybody on that side of things is going to say "surrender" a lot the next eight months. Maybe people will tire of it by the end.)