Thursday, May 19, 2011

* IMF (International Momentary Fun): Holden Caulfield and DSK

Y' innerested ?

 Something is missing from the allegations that Dominique Strauss-Kahn emerged from the bathroom of a $3000 a night hotel suite last Saturday, naked, and in full erotic mode, ready to pounce on an unsuspecting maid who happened in to the suite to "clean".

What's missing is Maurice.

Maurice is the "elevbator guy" in J . D. Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye.

Holden Caulfield is returning to the Edmont Hotel (a fourth-rate, 1949, Manhattan hotel) where he is hiding out for three days until his parents get the news and digest it that he has been thrown out of his third prep school in three years:

Then all of a sudden I got in this big mess.

The first thing when I got in the elevator, the elevator guy said to me, "Innarested in having a good time, fella? Or is it too late for you?  . . . Innarested in a  little tail tonight."
(Salinger, p. 95)

Admittedly, the French hotel DSK was frequenting was a far cry from the Edmont.  And Maurice, the elevator guy, is a far cry from the politically correct personnel of  any establishment in 2011.

However, the same dynamic might have been operating  last Saturday, only on a more expensive level.  And both parties may be telling the truth: DSK in full-rut mode, may have been prepared for the person entering his room to be someone  whose services he had paid for previously  through a hotel "liason" (aka pimp). While the maid entering the room may have innocently intervened before the  paid  person "arranged for" had a chance to appear.

How else can one explain this nude character running around the room in full mounting position, like Peter Griffin, the slob in Family Guy?
It just doesn't make sense, unless he was on cocaine, or simply berserk.
The allegations  include "forcing her to engage in oral sex."
Can anyone FORCE that---- without the risk of becoming the new Mr. Bobbit ?
There's something missing here. ( No pun intended.)

My hunch is, there's a Maurice somewhere lurking in the shadows.

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