Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Friday, February 6, 2009

Megan Is Sent To Blogging School

Megan McArdle, hard at work.

This is the glamorous blogging lifestyle, my friends: three hours away
from the internet makes one feel dangerously disconnected, like the whole
financial system might have collapsed without your noticing.

She doesn't--she wouldn't--she can't possibly think we envy her life? Can she? Could she really be that self-satisfied? Well, yes, but it's still weird to see.

And we already know the financial system collapsed without her noticing, because she cheered on the collapse the entire way. More deregulation! More derivatives! More money for bankers! Woohoo!


Anonymous said...

Three hours and she's feeling withdrawal? Fuck, and I thought I was the poster child for Internet addiction.

You know what I did when the Internet went down at work yesterday for 2 hours? I talked to people. I had a long animated discussion about literally everything with a coworker.

Jesus, does she have any real live contact with humans anymore?

Susan of Texas said...

She's blowing smoke; she's notoriously lazy. She's never worked on the weekend and before the business channel she often was an infrequent poster. She's been a lazy thinker, researcher and blog maintainer too.

Anonymous said...

I had an old co-worker who'd always want to know what time I got to work that morning and how late I stayed the night before. Then he'd brag about how late he stayed yesterday and how he'll probably have to stay later tonight. I couldn't care less because I hate working after 7:00 p.m.--it fucks up you're whole night.

Megan's worse. Does she seriously think we believe that she's a hard worker? As I recall, when she was on Wall Street she says she used to show up early for work, stay late at night, but then do absolutely nothing during the whole day except look busy. No wonder that career fizzled out so soon. Good idea getting that MBA, Megan, that really advanced your career, didn't it?

And her post doesn't even make any sense. What the fuck is she trying to say? That it's glamorous to get disconcerted after a few hours away from her creepy libertarian websites? Or is she being ironic? It's hard to tell.

Grammar note: In the clause after the colon, she starts out using "one" as the personal pronoun then switches to "you" in the subordinate clause. Do both one and you refer to her, or does one mean her and you mean her readers? Both one and you serve equally well as personal pronouns, but you have to be consistent when using them--otherwise your point becomes unclear to one's readers.

Susan of Texas said...

Flautus, she has a post up criticizing the New York Times for copy editing mistakes.

Incredible. Absolutely incredible. Her lack of self-awareness is beyond belief. We wonder how these people can be so oblivious to the consequences of their actions. I guess it's just a matter of deciding one is perfect, and therefore no additional thinking is in order.

Anonymous said...

Megan criticizing bad editing and writing is like telling someone they need to get help for their alcoholism while stinking drunk.

No, Megan. If you want to see the worst sentence ever written in journalism, you do not have to look any further than most of the posts on your own damn blog.