(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Saturday, March 12, 2005

good thing to remember
This morning's David Brooks column should be posted over every blogger's and every pundit's desk, as a constant reminder: if you don't have anything interesting to say, just keep quiet. I think it is the stupidest thing I ever read.

posted by sam 11:21 AM 5 comments

5 Comments:

Yikes! I generally avoid reading Brooks' vapid columns, but this one tops (bottoms??) them all. One line in his column seems to sum it all up:
"Gone is the grand and pointless gesture."
Maybe Brooks' goal was to bring it back.

By Anonymous Fitz, at 3:42 PM  

You got that right Sam. I think that David Brooks had a wild night out for the first time in 25 years. And, predictably, public pondering on how appalling it is to be such a tight ass follows.

David

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:07 PM  

My lord, you are so very right! And of course, it is everyone else's fault that he stupidly worries about caffeine levels.
Love, your wife.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:37 AM  

I saw this post a few days ago and was not tempted to click through. Yesterday, the Times-Picayune ran the column with a headline mentioning New Orleans, so I thought, this can't hurt too bad....
Per Brooks: There were about six appetizer, including oysters, foie gras and various lobster confabulations.
Well, I supped at Antoine's a few weeks ago, and it was not my first nor my last trip there, but...
THEY DON'T SERVE LOBSTER AT ANTOINE'S. And do you suppose that Brooks didn't notice that the meringue pie roughly the size of a football helmet had ice cream in the center of it, otherwise known as BAKED ALASKA? So after he "stumbled out of Antoine's," do you suppose the staff rolled their eyes and muttered, "Don't come back, asshole."

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