Oh No He Di'int!

The Minnesota Star Tribune actually printed this. It’s by a special writer named Larry Fuchsberg. The title?

Minnestoa Orchestra and a peculiar troika

If you’re not familiar with the word “troika,” I will graciously define it for you. Well not me, the Free Dictionary.

troika: n.; A team of three horses abreast.

Why do I bring this up, you may ask? Because he calls Jennifer Higdon a horse.

As Captain Hook might say, if he was real and not a fictional pirate, who probably wouldn’t even frequent Minnesota anyway, especially in winter because it’s so darn cold and there’s not much money to be made from piracy that far up on the Mississippi—if he read this, he’d scoff: Bad form.

On a brighter note, another horse is Rachmaninov.


AnthonyS said...

I think you could have a new feature on Detritus-- non sequitur animal / composer pairing analogies!

Jennifer Higdon : Horse as Matthias Pinscher : ___________?

Oh yea, that would rock and you know it.

Sator Arepo said...

@ anthonys:

Nice. How long before it gets ridiculous though?

Oh, wait..