James Thurber’s 1939 short story.
Arts and Culture
the new yorker
the secret life of walter mitty
God, I loved that story the first time I read it. And, when I was a kid, my dad took me to Lincoln Center to see a film festival, and the Danny Kaye version was part of it. Only one of the movies I remember, in fact.
In the story, as I'm sure you know, absolutely nothing actually happens to Mitty. It's entirely daydreaming. In the Danny Kaye version, a 1947 production, Mitty becomes a kind of accidental hero. And this Ben Stiller version has pretty nearly nothing in common with Thurber's story. I wonder if it's any good.
I am a huge James Thurber fan. I always imagine him to be a bit like Walter Mitty. I think he was.
Old-School Banter Scroll
LHP Chris Capuano (0-0, 3.00 with NYY)
RHP Anthony Ranaudo (12-4, 2.41 in Triple-A)
7:10 p.m. YES Network and MLB Network
RHP Shane Greene (2-1, 3.28)
RHP Allen Webster (1-0, 3.38)
4:05 p.m., YES Network and FS1
RHP David Phelps (5-5, 3.89)
RHP Clay Buchholz (5-7, 5.87)
8:00 p.m., ESPN
Baseball Think Factory
MLB Trade Rumors
Lo Hud Yankees Blog
This Isn't Happiness
Everyday I Show