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Dan Savage + John Rabe - Desk Jockeying

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On Sep 29, 2009, at 8:02 AM, Rabe, John wrote:

Dear Dan Savage,

Okay, buster. You have Ann Landers' desk. I bought Ingmar Bergman's desk at auction. Let's have an “Advice Off!”

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Dear John and Dan:

My father beats me. My mother is a drunk. My brother attracts me. I also have seasonal affective disorder. What should I do?

– Suffering in Stockholm

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Dan: Move to a sunny climate, break ties with your family, and get counseling … and do it now before the Santorum hits the fan!

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John: I recommend you stew about it for thirty years, then call a family meeting at your summer house, reminisce for hours, but never address the issues.

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(Okay, Dan, I didn't really buy the desk, etc. It went for $900k with other stuff.)

-- John

From: Dan Savage [mailto:mail@savagelove.net]
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:11 AM
To: Rabe, John
Subject: Re: Write-Off

900K?!?!? ann's went for under $200!

-----Original Message-----
From: Rabe, John
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:16 AM
To: Dan Savage
Subject: Re: Write-Off

Well, it also included a chair, wine glasses, tea set, and his favorite hot water bottle.

Let's see... Ann will be remembered for the phrase, "thirty lashes with a wet noodle." Ingmar gave us the image of a knight playing chess with Death.

- J

-----Original Message-----
From: Rabe, John
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:20 AM
To: 'Dan Savage'
Subject: RE: Write-Off

May I put your response in my blog?

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Savage
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:33 AM
To: Rabe, John
Subject: Re: Write-Off

yup.

everyone's priorities are so out of whack.

[this email sent from ann lander's desk]

Photo from Dan Savage of his desk, slightly censored:


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