Friday, July 06, 2012
David "Bobo" Brooks and Charlie Pierce go ShakespeareCharlie Pierce and the imaginary Irish setter Moral Hazard have become the definitive interpreters of David "Bobo" Brooks' works, such as they are.
In Our Mr. Brooks Has a Problem with Boys Esquire Politics Blog 07/06/2012, he renders Bobo's latest column into Shakespearian verse, following the classical-lit posturing of his subject:
Oh, for a muse of tediumAfter that, Pierce can't manage any additional verses of mockery:
But do I have to go on with this? Either Brooks is stoned to the gills, or the Times gave every editor in its payroll a free trip to Neptune. ... Sucking up to the Plantagenets. Wow. You have to love a courtier pundit who tries to curry favor with a ruling elite that lost its power in 14-goddamn-85.This is also a nice line of Pierce's: "And, while we're talking about how difficult "social engineering" is, I feel obligated to point out that, in Louisiana, where they've gone all-in on charter schools, children are being taught that evolution is a fake because the Loch Ness monster exists."
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No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?
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