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bunglehead

David Brooks is a fucking idiot

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I've been reading that motherfucker's garbage for over a year and a half now, and even tortured myself by trying to plow through one of his "books", "On Paradise Drive"

After reading his drivel, I am fucking tired of him blathering on and on and on and on about how everything is either:

A: Not as bad as "The Liberals" would have "you" believe,

B: Not anybody's responsibility in the White House.

C: The Democrats fault.

 

Well Fuck YOU Brooks, I'm done with your idiotic rants.

The only thing he's written lately that was actually thoughtful was about Harriet Miers. Oooh, careful! That's a hot potato! I mean everybody liked her! Oh wait, that's right...by the time you wrote your dumbass column on her, it was already a given that there was no fucking way she was being nominated!

Note to Mr Brooks: Stop getting your opinions directly from Scott McLellan and form an independent thought once in a while. It hurts a little at first, and it's kind of scary, kind of like the first time you have to walk to the classroom all by yourself,but you'll get used to it.

Good luck buddy! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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Ditto. And note his wide presence in the NY Times, PBS, and NPR commentaries. Liberal media my butt.

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Curiousity got the better of me here. Turns out the NYT David Brooks is the same one that was at the University of Chicago with me during the early 80's. At the time, he used to write a few amusing social commentary bits for the college rag. Sounds like maybe he should have left it at that.

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Sounds like maybe he should have left it at that.

He gets paid lots of money for the kind of introspective/blowhard/onanistic drivel we write for free!

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Curiousity got the better of me here. Turns out the NYT David Brooks is the same one that was at the University of Chicago with me during the early 80's. At the time, he used to write a few amusing social commentary bits for the college rag. Sounds like maybe he should have left it at that.

 

So that's what happens to the idiots that write for college newspapers, huh?

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I don't like his politics but his social commentary (Bobos In Paradise) is dead-on...

 

I thought that book was dead-on as well, but then I guess that's no surprise.

 

I think my favorite concept was "Status-Income Disequilibrium."

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Brooks, who arrived at Chicago as a liberal, penned an April 5, 1983, Maroon column, “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” that purported to be a biography of conservative pundit and National Review editor William F. Buckley Jr., including this scene from a typical day in the patrician’s life: “In the afternoons he is in the habit of going into crowded rooms and making everybody else feel inferior. The evenings are reserved for extended bouts of name-dropping.” As collegiate parodies go, it was a success. When Buckley arrived on campus to give a talk entitled “Reflections on Current Disorders,” he asked if Brooks was in the lecture audience—he wanted to offer him a job.

 

But the parodist was in California, preparing to meet another famously conservative thinker, Milton Friedman, AM’33, in a local public-television debate, taking a socialist position against the free-market economist. As Brooks recalled in the New York Observer, “The show was essentially me making a point, and he making a two-sentence rebuttal which totally devastated my point, and then me sitting there with my mouth hanging open, trying to think what to say. That didn’t immediately turn me into a conservative, but....”

 

I actually remember this article, now that they mention it. It was actually a pretty spot on satire of Buckley and memorably funny. I think that's the last thing I ever read by him that was memorable in any way, but I haven't read any thing of his since he left the UofC.

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I think that the "Bobo's in Paradise" is more or less apolitical - more of a class skewering - BoBo is short for Bourgeois Bohemians - than a political rant.

 

Might be a painful experience for those that actually shop at places like "Restoration Hardware" though.

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