David Brooks says something stupid, this time about sandwiches

‘The oft-trending New York Times columnist wrote about how upper middle class culture is alienating the working class, but his point was lost on many when he told an anecdote about a sandwich shop.’


It’s trending online. I live to keep you informed about these things.

Previously in David Brooks’ class-related tone deafness (trigger warning for the Ace Haters):

“Shorter David Brooks: I wish there were some well-funded, elite institution with the resources to introduce me to my doorman.”

 

 

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  • Killer Marmot

    Not even a first-world problem. More like a patronizing-stick-up-the-ass first-world problem.

  • Millie_Woods

    Ace Hater here. That POS was willing to sell out his country for what? I can only assume he was getting paid money to trash Trump and grease the skids for Hillary. One of three bloggers I could never trust again.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Ace (of AoSHQ fame) is a piece of human garbage who would throw his own mother in-font of a Greyhound bus if he thought it would get him ten more minutes at the cool table.
      He’s utterly untrustworthy, and a despicable human being.

      • I know you feel that way. I simply don’t know any of the details so I have no opinion about it.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I have hated the bastard since 2009, well before he went “never Trump”.
          I remember recanting my personal tale of hatred a long time ago here, maybe you missed it.
          I believe he shares a lot of the very same SERIOUS petty personality defects that Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs fame has.
          Yes, behind the scenes he really is that bad.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            The Great Sorting continues apace.

          • I do sort of remember the Pam Geller feud. I’m a huge fan of Geller. I thought he was a fan of Breitbart’s to be honest. But I simply wouldn’t know. I’ve often found him amusing over the years. That’s it. Really I have no dog in this fight.

          • Clink9

            He said he was going to pack it in and quit his website one night during the election because of Trump.

            What a shameless turd.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            He threw his tantrum then did the math and realized he had no other prospects that paid as well.
            He’s in it for the cash and is no different than “The Young Turks”.
            The only difference is the TYTs are at least honest about what side they are on.
            Ace is secretly (or not so secretly) very liberal.
            Do you remember his sermons to his readers on how Republicans needed to vote more “pragmaticly” and then he turned around, no less than a week later, and stabbed some Republican congressional hopeful in the back by telling everybody that the Democratic challenger wasn’t that bad and just a slew of last minute smears against the Republican, who lost by a very slim margin. Did she loose because of him? I don’t know.
            I have a feeling that she turned him down for advertising revenue and that why he knifed her at the last moment.
            With Ace, it’s a bunch of petty chicken-shit things that add up to him being a major creep and I always hated him after that.

          • Clink9

            When he was in his full on hate Trump mode I stopped going there.

            Only occasionally do I swing by. Really thought his little Trump tantrum back in October or November was the end of him but he’s sold his soul to stay in the money.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        All the never Trumpers need to have their heads shaved like what the French did to collaborators after the war.

      • Millie_Woods

        Glad to hear I’m not the only one who feels that way. If it wasn’t for his ‘army’ of sycophantic dunces, I’m sure he’d be the only person reading his blog.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          No, you are not alone and anyone he links to (I have no idea anymore) I kept at arm length, for the simple reason that if they crosses his rules, he pulled their traffic, and they were all addicted to the ad revenue, so they toed the line.

  • Hard Little Machine

    that’s so stupid even David the Idiot Brooks must have a ghost writer.

  • Waffle

    He kind of lost me when he referred to a ‘high school degree”

    • andycanuck

      Assuming she exists in the first place and is not an imaginary, literary device.

      • Ho Hum

        I would bet she doesn’t exist and is just a literary device. Brooks is too big a snob to befriend someone with just a lowly High School degree. This of course is the whole purpose of his obnoxious article. Just another opportunity to remind people that he considers himself better than vast swath’s of American’s – the “non-elite”. Brooks is one of the biggest neocons (with unfortunately too much influence) and he is always arguing to send the very people that he sneer’s at into endless wars in the middle east.

    • Frances

      Right you are. What’s tucked away in my closet is a high school diploma.

      • Waffle

        Current “education” is so watered down, I soon expect “degrees” for Grade 8 graduates.

        • Frances

          Not in our family. But then we are all giving undue privilege to the children and grandbrats by staying married.

  • andycanuck

    Assuming that Brooks can pronounce the Italian words correctly himself. And as “baguette” is French, the restaurant isn’t exactly a font of Italian linguistic knowledge itself.

    • NoBamaYoMama

      Perhaps he can pronounce “baguette of schitte”!

      • andycanuck

        Sorry, I don’t speak Austrian. I didn’t go to Harvard.
        ๐Ÿ™‚

  • tom_billesley

    Baloney.

    • The Butterfly

      No, mortadella.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      A good, high quality baloney is pretty good!
      Not like that Oscar Meyer crap that leaves a fatty after-film on your tongue.

  • David Murrell

    Anyone have the link to the original David Brooks column this drivel came from? I have a PhD degree, and I’m unfamiliar with any of those food terms he refers to. I would be lost in one of his pretentious NYC eateries.

    • David Murrell

      The column can be accessed here:
      http://uproxx.com/life/david-brooks-nyt-twitter/

    • And here’s an American Conservative article defending him, if anyone’s interested. Heck, they might even have a point. But if there is one it’s such an obvious, pointless point, and so cluelessly expressed, that I find it impossible to sympathize. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/sandwich-david-brooks-culture-class/comment-page-1/

      • David Murrell

        Thanks for the link, great article. Btw, some of the Twitter comments are hilarious. They brighten my day.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I know some good Mexican eateries!
      An eaterie is like a cafe, but much less pretentious.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I hope one day you get to try Taco Time.
        Makes Taco Bell look like pikers.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Is that Taco Time back there or out here?

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Wow, I just looked it up.
            Taco Time Canada is located across Western Canada.
            Apparently, they exist in the States, too.
            There are locations in California.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Oh, no.
            I misread the map.
            Nearest is Nevada.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Remember, I’m only 4 miles from Mexico.
            Supposedly San Diego is the world capital of Mexican Food as any good Mexican chefs worth a damn have found a way to immigrate north. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Drunk_by_Noon
          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Yes.
            I love their food.
            Usually only get a chance to have it when I go to the mall for Christmas shopping.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            You need to spend a week out here just doing Mexican restaurants.
            Mind-blown. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • So many carbs, though. I do like me some spice. Am on fence.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Which is why Mexicans are dropping dead of diabetes at an alarming rate in California.
            We have weaponized their own food against them.
            I call it “Zachary Taylor’s revenge”! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Actually, the easy fix for the carbs problem is to unwrap your burrito and eat it with a fork, or just order a ‘burrito bowl’ version. May not be available yet in the Great White North.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I know capicollo from watching the Sopranos.
      Also learned it’s pronounced gabba gool.

    • bargogx1

      That’s probably because what this is really all about is not an educational divide, but a hipster/non-hipster divide.

      • I think Brooks is too old to be a hipster.

      • Ho Hum

        I think it is a class divide. Brooks just wants to let people know that he is part of the elite ruling class.

  • The Butterfly

    Capicollo is something fancy now?

  • Clausewitz

    David I’m a fucking Faux Conservative Brooks. Probably was pissed because the servers didn’t have a good crease in their slacks. That seems to be his ideal he values the most.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I saw what you did there.

  • And what is wrong with Italian sandwiches?

    God, these people trip over their own feet to be more leftist and self-hating than thou.

    • The only-high school-educated are frightened by easily-translatable but foreign-sounding foods. They need to retire to Mexican restaurants to recover.

      • And not even real Mexican restaurants but the Taco Bell variety.

        • Because of course any good undergraduate degree teaches one the names of different specialized Italian hams.

          • Well, there should be such a degree.

          • There are way stupider ones.

          • Like Gender Studies on Gender Studies.

          • Clausewitz

            Peace studies, and Canadian Native Studies. Basically anything that ends with studies.

          • Mess with people’s minds.

            Have a class called “Useful Studies”.

          • bargogx1

            I want to know where to sign up for the pretentious food trendiness degree.

          • Clausewitz

            My guess would be Starbucks.

          • Clink9

            For a Half Caf Latte Expresso Tall Grandaaaay.