I speak, of course, of Mary Elizabeth Williams’s head.
But has a guy who once made a bit out of peeing himself at the MTV Awards truly had “an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain”? Is the guy who rocked a jazz flute solo in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” really “a fearless observer of society” with an “uncompromising perspective of social injustice and personal folly”? You betcha.
Yes, she’s talking about Will Ferrell. A very silly woman, to borrow Jane Austen’s phrase. I wish I could bring this to the attention of my old 11th-grade English teacher (who was not shy about sharing his opinion that Twain was the greatest American writer ever) just to watch him sputter in apoplectic indignation.