Blood porn and pronouns

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So far, there are two nominees for the most inexplicable thing in today’s news. NOMINATION 1: David Brooks’ utterly inexplicable blood porn column today in the NY Times. I think he’s making a point about how suffering whilst very cold builds character. But we ought to consider also the possibility that this might just be outtakes from a movie Mr. Brooks is writing entirely based on bad experiences he’s had while playing World of Warcraft. Or maybe, in Mr. Brooks’ own mind, he is secretly the Black Knight. I know, I’m grasping at straws here… I suspect no actual explanation is possible without getting into very uncomfortable territory. NOMINATION 2: CNN’s deep analysis of the relative frequency of specific proper nouns and personal pronouns in Harold Ford, Jr.’s NYT op-ed today about why he’s not running for Senate. Citing wordcount.org, the CNN report in 103 words conveys… oh nevermind. I can’t believe there is enough space on the Internet for this. I am replacing it my mind right now with this.

Blood porn and pronouns

Updated