Friday, July 06, 2012

David "Bobo" Brooks and Charlie Pierce go Shakespeare

Charlie 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 tedium
that would ascend the brightest heaven of malarkey...

Can this cockpit hold the vasty fields of France
Or may we cram into our vast spaces for entertaining the very casques that did affright the air at Cleveland Park?

And let us, ciphers to this great account
on your imaginary forces work
And pretendeth that this whole thing doth not reek of the grandest Fail.
After 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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