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The Greatest NY Times Wedding Story Ever

The New York Times is probably this nation’s greatest newspaper, with world class investigative journalism, phenomenal writing, and a fantastic opinion page. But it’s much much more than that. The Times is a status symbol and, for a certain type of person, it is as important to be seen in public reading the Times as … Continue reading

Let’s Make Fun of Mitch Albom!

Mitch Albom is beloved by millions for his heartwarming, if not cheesy, stories like Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five Peeps You Meet in Heaven. He’s also a smug little man who makes up news stories and panders to his audience. So I’m going to spend the rest of this post making fun of him. … Continue reading

Thomas Friedman: Wrong Again

Joseph Bottom of First Things, a conservative journal of religion, culture, and politics, thinks that David Brooks coined the term “beyondist.” A beyondist is one of those people who claims to go beyond the liberal/conservative divide, or beyond the sterile politics of left and right, yet, predictably, falls safely on one side or the other. … Continue reading

So Grantland’s Jonah Lehrer Loves Them Intangibles

When you buy a car, don’t worry about horsepower or fuel efficiency, says Grantland’s Jonah Lehrer. Look at the car seats. Test them out. See if they’re comfortable. That’s what a $20,000 investment is all about. But I digress. Lehrer’s column isn’t a mindbogglingly stupid essay about cars. That’s just the anecdote. It’s a mindbogglingly … Continue reading

A Guy Gets Dumped. He Whines About It in a New York Times Essay. I Make Fun of Him.

Heartbreak is pretty universal. But to a certain type of person known as a hipster, a breakup is a unique experience that grants him not only a right, but a duty, to blab to the world about a lost love that can only be partially replaced by wearing skinny jeans, putting on black rimmed glasses, … Continue reading