February 8, 2011

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had a non-internet version of this in grammar school;
it was called a book of mad libs.

Sadly, no one was dumb enough to buy my mad libs the way people are dumb enough to buy anything by Gladwell.

Anonymous said...

They aren't really auto-generated. I just got "The Snipping Point" [picture of a Orthodox Jew holding large shears] "Why the 8th day of Joshua's Life will Really Suck."

David said...

The following might be the subtitle of all of them:

" Don't Believe Your Lying Eyes - Believe Me "

Actually, it could be the subtitle of most nonfiction books these days.

Kalim Kassam said...

OT, but whaddaya think of this?

Would Michelle necessarily be in a position to know if Barack had quit smoking?

Jokah Macpherson said...

The Jokin' Point

Paavo said...

I like this one the best

http://www.malcolmgladwellbookgenerator.com/images/2.jpg

Most of them are not that funny.

Moses on the Mount said...

Sailer criticizes Gladwell for his wide-eyed gullibility. But that wide-eyed gullibility is an inseparable part of the Galdwell marketing package.

Gladwell seems to passionately believe his own divorced-from-reality grand unifying big idea schick. He's more like a couch-hopping Tom Cruise than a bemusedly calculating L.Ron Hubbard.

His childlike wonder over uncritically recycling, summarizing and mass packaging some moonbat academic works makes it all the more appealing to his mass middlebrow audience seeking insights that seem to boarder on the profound.

Anonymous said...

LOL.

Steve, you just can't help yourself

Anonymous said...

Why exactly are we supposed to hate Malcolm Gladwell again? I've never read any of his books but are Blink, The Tipping Point, and Outliers really that bad? What's so bad about them?

Anonymous said...

What would self-generated Sailer books be like?

1. Karl Rove, the half-brained dunce. Story of Real Estate and Incompetence.

2. Disparate Chimpact. How Reagan went from New Deal monkey see monkey do to free market monkey business.

3. Let the Good Times Roll. Why it's not a good idea to hand out free beer to blacks.

Anonymous said...

Too much real stuff going on to mock Gladwell now.. I don't know how any SWPL types could still waste time reading such stuff, with the stuff going on (Bernake, fed, failing middle east, failing diversity etc. )

Silver said...

Why exactly are we supposed to hate Malcolm Gladwell again? I've never read any of his books but are Blink, The Tipping Point, and Outliers really that bad? What's so bad about them?

You don't have to "hate" him; just recognize him as an ardent purveyor of misinformation -- all done under the guise of "overturning the conventional wisdom."