January 3, 2014

Quite a few serious journalists mistook an obvious satire — on a blog written by a man who's published in The Atlantic and The Huffington Post — for a genuine account of smoking pot with David Brooks.

How could you possibly think that the actual stoner friend of Brooks had cranked out a hilarious essay that quickly? One reason is that you "simply wanted to believe in a David Brooks who let a black kid take the blame for Brooks’ pot-smoking because 'if he got in a little trouble, it might be good for him.'"

11 comments:

Julius Reincarnate said...

Ugh... Where are we??? I see my little metal car there next to Atlantic Ave.... did I buy that, Althouse? Your low-carb dinner is starting to affect my mind.

I tried to care. I read the first sentence at the link -- it was my sentence, my penance... but no, I can't go on... There are things to care about, and there is God, and there is Jesus, and there is not this nonsense, at least not in my life... and it ought not to be in your life either, Althouse... because you are an Angel and I think the world of you and if I were ever asked who my intellectual and cultural mentor is, I would answer "ANN ALTHOUSE"...

But PUH-LEEZE not this, Professor! I shall pray for you daily... but not this...

chuck said...

“Idiots? That’s about a dozen good journalist friends of mine you’re talking about.”

Exactly 8-)

Julius Reincarnate said...

Lookie here... Everyone who has smoked pot has smoked pot with David Brooks... because it's one big timeless communal shared-consciousness experience. Has been since the Scythians and the Eleusinian Mysteries. Such the nature of cannabis...

Still haven't read past the first sentence. I'm not a masochist, after all...

Has anyone bought Pacific Ave.???

SteveR said...

Right leaning people couldn't care less about David Brooks but liberals need him.

cubanbob said...

Julius that was wonderful. Even if I could I couldn't have said it better. Now for the cherry on top where is betamax?

Sam L. said...

I missed all, well, not ALL of that, 99.9%, except for this. This is as far as I go.

FullMoon said...

I read Greenburgs essay and laughed out loud.

I read Brooks column. I believe Brooks is trying to convince us he was "hip" once upon a time, but he is way more cool now.

It is apparent that Brooks is not familiar with the killer weed. Perhaps he neglected to inhale.

SteveR said...

"Three against two-Ukraine versus the Middle East, Side two Brain Salad Surgery"

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I once mistook a toke and that's all I have to say about that.

rcommal said...

Reading in backwards order the list of the tags attached to this post pretty much sums up it all. ; ) : )

Mr. Forward said...

I was David Brooks dealer. He only thinks he smoked pot.