RIP David Brooks

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not really

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:08 (seven years ago) link

to be fair, his soul is dead

tylerw, Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:09 (seven years ago) link

maybe, someday

am0n, Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:10 (seven years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/tSGDs.png

ice cr?m, Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) link

He and E.J. Dionne on NPR are like a shrimp and goldfish floating in a thin gruel.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:23 (seven years ago) link

lol i am ded

am0n, Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:27 (seven years ago) link

I always knew David Brooks was an asshole ....

curmudgeon, Thursday, 13 October 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) link

Bump this thread whenever he dies.

RIP, hell needed a bunch of cretinous demographic catchphrases.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 13 October 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) link

David Brooks epitomizes the kind of career pundit who always seems at least a tiny bit guilty that he gets paid at all. I used to think Frum was like that, too, though I heard an interesting sign-off from him on NPR yesterday, where he announced he was abdicating his point/counterpart position because he didn't feel his views currently aligned with that of "the right."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:00 (seven years ago) link

Frum has more brains than Brooks.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:00 (seven years ago) link

frum is worth a million brookses, which says more about brooks than frum

horseshoe, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:01 (seven years ago) link

lol xp

horseshoe, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:01 (seven years ago) link

Bobos in mourning.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:05 (seven years ago) link

I only brought up Frum because he's another guy who practically sounds like hand wringing.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:05 (seven years ago) link

Frum's a smart feller but I've never quite forgiven him for:

http://gopbelgium.com/images/booklist/The%20Right%20Man%20by%20David%20Frum.gif

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:09 (seven years ago) link

i hate david frum and the things he has historically stood for but at least he's not a total waste of space

horseshoe, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:09 (seven years ago) link

Not the right thread, but since we're posting remarks by GOP buffoons here's Douthat's latest dispatch from fantasyland.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 19:42 (seven years ago) link

So Frum with some hand-wringing seemingly admitted yesterday that stimulus might have been necessary and now Douthat says stimulus would have been ok if it had been done by a President McCain (in a better way of course than the Dems did). Oy veh.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:01 (seven years ago) link

oh douchehatpaws

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:22 (seven years ago) link

more like Ross don'tdouthat amirite

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:23 (seven years ago) link

my fav douthat moment was when i saw him interviewed on tv and the interviewer read a wonkete quote that called him a something like a misogynist neck beard homunculus and his response was all 'well sometimes you make arguments that work and sometimes they kinda fall flat but you know' and it was like dawg they just called u a homunculus

ice cr?m, Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:29 (seven years ago) link

lol

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:33 (seven years ago) link

In November 2009 I saw Douthat on a Friday at noon in the gay portion of Dupont Circle with a man-friend.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:36 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

haha wow: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/opinion/workers-of-the-world-unite.html

s.clover, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 02:57 (seven years ago) link

this turdball should write slashfic:

Occasionally you get a candidate, like Tim Pawlenty, who grew up working class. But he gets sucked up by the consultants, the donors and the professional party members and he ends up sounding like every other Republican. Other times a candidate will emerge who taps into a working-class vibe — Pat Buchanan, Mike Huckabee or Sarah Palin. But, so far, these have been flawed candidates who get buried under an avalanche of negative ads and brutal coverage.

This year, Romney is trying to establish some emotional bond with the working class by waging a hyperpatriotic campaign: I may be the son of a millionaire with a religion that makes you uncomfortable, but I love this country just like you. The strategy appears to be only a partial success.

Enter Rick Santorum.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 02:59 (seven years ago) link

The country doesn’t want an election that is Harvard Law versus Harvard Law.

wait, hasn't david brooks spent years arguing that this is a perfectly good thing??

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:32 (seven years ago) link

If you took a working-class candidate from the right, like Santorum, and a working-class candidate from the left, like Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and you found a few islands of common ground, you could win this election by a landslide.

Brown was born in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of Emily (née Campbell) and Charles Gailey Brown, M.D.[1] He was named after his maternal grandfather. He became an Eagle Scout in 1967. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian studies from Yale University in 1974. At Yale, he was in Davenport College, the same residential college as U.S. Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush

jhøshea nrq (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:38 (seven years ago) link

and you found a few islands of common ground

Sometimes he sounds just like Tom Friedman

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 05:18 (seven years ago) link

Has anyone read the Life Reports David Brooks has been running in the nytimes? It's a really good way to make yourself hopeless and depressed.

Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:37 (seven years ago) link

Otoh, you can probably say that about anything relating to David Brooks.

Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:37 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/opinion/brooks-the-materialist-fallacy.html

had to physically restrain myself from ripping the skin off my face as I was reading this.

s.clover, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 18:08 (seven years ago) link

He really is such a dunce.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 18:33 (seven years ago) link

what the hell's he talking about

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:29 (seven years ago) link

yogurt, I think

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 21:51 (seven years ago) link

He is doing a little kid level response to the standard criticism of Murray's latest book

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 22:17 (seven years ago) link

more like Roast in Piss

happiness is the new productivity (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 16:22 (seven years ago) link

Please take a number, if you would like to be the next columnist/blogger/economist etc. to critique David Brooks' latest pronouncement:

Here's Dean Baker

http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/david-brooks-denounces-economics-is-biology-next

Brooks also has an interesting theory on the loss of skills. He tells readers:

"The American social fabric is now so depleted that even if manufacturing jobs miraculously came back we still would not be producing enough stable, skilled workers to fill them."

Five years ago we had two million more people employed in manufacturing than we do today. Has the social fabric become so depleted in this period that these people or others could now not fill these jobs if they came back? If Brooks really thinks that the ill effects of unemployment are that extreme he should be screaming for more stimulus in every column.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:11 (seven years ago) link

brooks recasts real world problems as a morality play in his role as conservative apologist: every david brooks column

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:14 (seven years ago) link

tho often i guess they are not so much real world problems as fake made up problems

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:15 (seven years ago) link

Today's helping, courtesy of a certain ilx alumnus: http://www.salon.com/2012/02/17/david_brooks_i_have_heard_of_jeremy_lin/singleton/

But even while grappling with the tension between religious values and contemporary cultural values, which is basically well within Brooks’ wheelhouse, he demonstrates a hilarious misunderstanding of sports, and what sports are “about,” because Mr. Brooks has been spending far too much time in his cloistered elite liberal media ivory tower munching on brie and arugula and not enough time among Real Americans in their “Sporting Taverns” watching “The Big Game” over a pint of mass-market domestic lager.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:59 (seven years ago) link

suspect beating up brooks when u need an easy column will outlast "analyzing" linsanity/linreality tbh

the fading ghost of schadenfreude whiplash (Hunt3r), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:24 (seven years ago) link

A few generations ago, teenagers went steady. But over the past decades, the dating relationship has been replaced by a more amorphous hook-up culture.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:20 (seven years ago) link

a few generations ago, it was legal to marry a 15 year old

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:28 (seven years ago) link

a few generations ago, interracial marriage was against the law

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:28 (seven years ago) link

a few generations ago, bestiality was legal in Florida

ENERGY FOOD (en i see kay), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:36 (seven years ago) link

The half-century between 1912 and 1962 was a period of great wars and economic tumult but also of impressive social cohesion. Marriage rates were high. Community groups connected people across class

In the half-century between 1962 and the present, America has become more prosperous, peaceful and fair, but the social fabric has deteriorated. Social trust has plummeted. Society has segmented. The share of Americans born out of wedlock is now at 40 percent and rising.

Ah, the good ol' days..... If only married people had kids, we could have impressive social cohesion and a strong social fabric like we did before 1961, when only men could get decent jobs and we kept those darned negroes out of our good schools, restaurants, and bus seats....

everything else is secondary (Lee626), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:41 (seven years ago) link

beyond self-parody at this point

ploppawheelie V (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:26 (seven years ago) link

Brooks seems like someone who simultaneously can't envision meaning without a concept of God, and wishes he could believe in religion without doubts like those good folks in the flyover states.

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Monday, 6 May 2019 13:38 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...
one month passes...

go fuck yourself

https://i.imgur.com/DNE5bf5.jpg

mookieproof, Friday, 28 June 2019 15:14 (two weeks ago) link

drive yourself into a river of fire

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 June 2019 15:15 (two weeks ago) link

he’s still alive huh

― grim-n-gritty hooty reboot (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:25 (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

coroner criticises butt (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 June 2019 15:16 (two weeks ago) link

C'mon Dems. If you want David Brooks to leave the party he's been married to for decades, you have to put something on the table and be a little more centrist, willing to please, nubile, and sensuous.

— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) June 28, 2019

Simon H., Friday, 28 June 2019 15:19 (two weeks ago) link

the fact that obama and biden take this fucking goon seriously is a real indictment of their worldview

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 28 June 2019 17:25 (two weeks ago) link

Yes. We should all cater specifically to the needs and desires of David Brooks, because he is America's Everyman, perfectly typifying the lives we all lead as grossly overpaid NYT columnists and B-List media celebrities.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 28 June 2019 17:38 (two weeks ago) link

Cory Booker is a fan too, he loves The Second Wife.

JoeStork, Friday, 28 June 2019 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

I only wear New Balance because Nike was a goddess in a Greek culture that practiced slavery.

— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) July 2, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 19:28 (two weeks ago) link

holy shit he needs to be punched in the mouth

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 19:29 (two weeks ago) link

new balance also the choice of the discerning white supermacist for a while there iirc, makes u think

coroner criticises butt (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 19:32 (two weeks ago) link

lol like there was ever a second of doubt that Brooks wears chunky white New Balance

kinda figured him for and1s tbh

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 20:41 (two weeks ago) link

he might be enough of an 80s yuppie to rock khaki shorts and loafers w no socks

hell I do

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah but you can pull it off

after extensive GIS research I regret to inform ilx that I cannot find pics of David Brooks wearing shorts, or anything other than a suit

I cannot find pics of David Brooks wearing shorts, or anything other than a suit

His one admirable quality. No man over the age of 30 should wear shorts in public, and that's being generous.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:05 (two weeks ago) link

fortunately, unperson has always been a fount of generosity when Lord Sotosyn's involved.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:07 (two weeks ago) link

His one admirable quality. No man over the age of 30 should wear shorts in public, and that's being generous.

― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, July 2, 2019 4:05 PM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

question: what do you wear when it's over 100 degrees every day so that you dont feel like dying

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:09 (two weeks ago) link

a: shorts, you fuckin weirdos

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:09 (two weeks ago) link

question: what do you wear when it's over 100 degrees every day so that you dont feel like dying

Where I live it (currently, but who knows in a few years) doesn't get above the mid 90s, but I wear jeans and T-shirts about 350 days a year. The rest of the time I wear khakis. I limit my time outdoors and keep the air conditioner on at home.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

in general, life is better lived when you don't tell strangers what kind fo clothes they can't wear

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:17 (two weeks ago) link

if you (are a white guy over 30 and) don't wear shorts, your legs look weird and pale and spindly and hairy when you're naked

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:18 (two weeks ago) link

xpost

it (currently, but who knows in a few years) {...} keep the air conditioner on at home.

🤔

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:19 (two weeks ago) link

I limit my time outdoors and keep the air conditioner on at home.

what a thrilling existence

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:22 (two weeks ago) link

i mean no lie i spend a lot of time indoors bc the heat is oppressive but thats also why i wear shorts

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:23 (two weeks ago) link

https://media.giphy.com/media/l1K9DfyDTJoNmma3e/giphy.gif

DJI, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:35 (two weeks ago) link

what a thrilling existence

Home is where my books and CDs are. What does the outside world have that can compete? Other people? Fuck that.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:58 (two weeks ago) link

the outside world has shorts

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 22:03 (two weeks ago) link

my man

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 22:05 (two weeks ago) link

men over 30 shouldn't wear jeans and tshirts almost every day

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 22:09 (two weeks ago) link

Feeling v attacked rn

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 July 2019 23:52 (two weeks ago) link

It wasn't until I turned 35 that I got up the nerve to abjure the no-shorts-after-6-p.m. rule.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 23:54 (two weeks ago) link

I will NOT wear band t-shirts though.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 23:54 (two weeks ago) link

my summer clothes are cargo shorts and free t-shirts from when ive donated blood

hollow your fart (m bison), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 23:57 (two weeks ago) link

Fuck u shorts shamerz die in a fire

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 01:40 (two weeks ago) link

The danger of a grown man wearing shorts is that he’ll look like an overgrown child, so you gotta be careful out there. Wearing a polo helps.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 01:58 (two weeks ago) link

so long as it's not tucked in

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 01:58 (two weeks ago) link

I love how the last 10 posts could be sentences from a Brooks column.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 01:59 (two weeks ago) link

not tucked in yes

otherwise shorts are appropriate all year round

Dan S, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 02:00 (two weeks ago) link

I love how the last 10 posts could be sentences from a Brooks column.

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:59 PM (seventeen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lmao just trying to stay on topic

hey is david brooks dead yet?

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 02:17 (two weeks ago) link

he died from wearing shorts

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 17:11 (two weeks ago) link

His bobos fell out and got stepped on, RIP

Dan I., Wednesday, 3 July 2019 17:14 (two weeks ago) link

bobo dick energy

hollow your fart (m bison), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 17:19 (two weeks ago) link


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