Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

One of these things is not like the others. Can you guess which one?

Mark Twain

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Glenn Reynolds

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All appear in the "pages" of The Atlantic but only one is a racist, fear-mongering idiot whose dearest wish is to live long enough to have sex with an android. Great artists often have personal views that later generations find abhorrent, but David G. Bradley's editors obviously believe that we should put up with abhorrent views from mediocre minds as well.

If The Atlantic wants to publish more work from modern luminaries such as our Captain Reynolds of The Light Brained Brigade we suggest fellow law professor Ann Althouse.* Her intellectually rigorous examination of the sex life of Bill Clinton will fit right in with the new direction of this venerable magazine.

*Hi, Ann!


Anonymous said...

Oh please, it's tit for tat. Megan knows she's beholden to Glenn Reynolds for getting her name out to the public.

If he hadn't pushed her useful idiot posts to everyone during the warblogger/econblogger era in 2k3/2k4, we'd never have her in the Atlantic.

Susan of Texas said...

Yes, McArdle's going to link to Reynolds for that reason but she didn't buy his article.

Anonymous said...

No, but I've become tired about bloggers who used to claim they were new and would be better than the old press.
Instead, they just use their incestuous relationships with each other to push each upwards into the same old media outlets. Douthat, Friedersdorf, Reynolds, McArdle, etc.

Susan of Texas said...

They always saw themselves as people on their way to better things. McArdle doesn't hold herself to any professional standards whatsoever on her blog ("Such is blogging") yet also thinks that anyone with her credentials is a deserving member of the meritocracy.

And they do it all so they can serve the financial interests of their multi-millionaire owners.

Clever Pseudonym said...

Ahem. That's Glenn Harlan Reynolds to you, lassie.

fish said...

A bit off topic (okay maybe better described as "on a previous topic") but thought you might appreciate this article in the WSJ about bankruptcy filings for 2010. As you can see, filings increased for the year, only the rate of increase was a bit slower than last year. Final proof if you will of Megan's continued innumeracy.

Rugosa said...

Twain, Emerson, and Longfellow would never have allowed themselves to be photographed with an arm around someone dressed as a giant pink bunny, either.