Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rhapsody in Eww

Shorter David Brooks, "Rhapsody in Realism", New York Times, June 24 2014:
David Brooks is off today. He's sitting in an imaginary bar that would be on West 49th Street if it existed, wearing a fedora and tormenting the bartender with veiled allusions to a pathos-heavy story he refuses to actually tell, preferring instead to cite the save-your-marriage books Sarah used to leave in the bathrooms; there were five bathrooms in the Cleveland Park place, each with its own nice magazine basket, and in each magazine basket there was one of these quirky counterintutitve chicken-soup-for-the-relationship books. He thought she was tipping him ideas for columns, but she was trying to tell him something.

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