Elizabeth Wurtzel on Mission Chinese

There’s a familiar local restaurant (that is, its NYC counterpart) reference in Elizabeth Wurtzel’s latest polarizing spew of unhappy humblebrag:

But I don’t think I really want to be going to the new P. T. Anderson movie and Mission Chinese with someone new when I’m 85. And I don’t think anyone will want to be doing that with me.

I sure hope P.T. Anderson is still making movies when Elizabeth is 85.

21 Responses to “Elizabeth Wurtzel on Mission Chinese”

  1. tuffy says:

    How in the world anyone can read that drivel long enough to get to the Mission Chinese reference is beyond me.

  2. eatherarm says:

    I really like your turn of phrase: “polarizing spew of unhappy humblebrag.”

  3. james o'boston says:


    tried. really tried. then i recognized the style. well, that particular, instantly-recognizable, familiar-yet-distant, stirring-of-memories style that we call in these parts the “failed novelist” and thus, inevitably, owing perhaps to a sleepiness rooted in a boredom I had known as a youth, or perhaps to the weariness of familiarity measured against old age, and surrendered, dutifully, willingly, to the only escape, that being sleep: black, silent, enveloping sleep.

  4. older and happier says:

    I’d love to go to MC when I’m 85! What the heck is wrong with that? I mean if I can still eat solids.

  5. mark says:

    Is Elizabeth Wurtzel someone One Needs To Know?

  6. Pete says:

    Mission Chinese is disgusting. yuck

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Incorrect, sir.

    • Hazbeen says:

      +1. Threw away my food.

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        Your loss. Mission Chinese is fucking delicious.

        • Hazbeen says:

          Well, I actually LOVE real Chinese food. I eat and cook it regularly. MC is not Chinese food and the hipster Guy Fieri who owns/runs it actually will tell you that himself. It was an exercise in media manipulation and life-style marketing. And you guys bought it. Food blows, but he’s a great marketing person.

        • Bob Dole says:

          Sure if you like blowing lava out of your ass the following morning.

          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

            If the moderately spicy food they serve there has that kind of effect on you, you might want to check with your doctor, cuz that’s abnormal.

  7. ALWAYS HIGH says: