Most disappointing footnote ever

October 13 2010

I’m just finishing the excellent ‘Half the Sky’, a call to arms for women’s rights around the world by the New York Times columnists and general heroes Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl. As serious as the subject matter is, though, the apparently random arrangement of footnotes after about page 150 does lead to some surprisingly and rather dull footnotes.
The asterix for ‘Golden penis’ above, for example, is apparently to elaborate this:

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