Friday, December 27, 2013

David Brooks Phones It In

Fresh from a several-month "book leave" and returning the Gray Lady just long enough to squeeze out a few, genuinely terrible columns, Mr. Brooks has now gone back to the literary hammock to parcel out his own end-of-the-year-fake-award thingies, most of which Mr. Brooks' flash-fries in same gloppy vat of obsessive Centrist trans-fat he uses to kill the flavor of virtually every subject:
On the one hand, [Aaron Swartz] seems to have been the victim of the formless freedom of the Internet life. On the other, he did have intellectual daring and a fierce independence.
Overall, it's probably a mercy, although Senator Rand Paul would probably disagree:
"I do support letting David Brooks dick around for a couple of weeks if he wants to. If you extend it beyond that, you do a disservice to pundits like him," I imagine Sentor Paul saying. "When you allow people to continue collecting a check while being this lazy and unproductive, you're causing them to become part of this perpetual wingnut-welfare-dependent group in our economy."


JerryB said...

Hey DG

Hope you had a good whatever you celebrate. Lots of good food and good lovin around here. Let's hope the next one is at least as entertaining as this one has been.

See you in the funny papers. (sorry, I know that's an oldie but I couldn't resist)

freq flag said...

Heh, indeed...definitions are funny, funny things:

"foster dependency"

Guess it all comes down to which side your toast is buttered on and who's holding the knife.