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David Brooks’ confusion-provoking column has everyone tweeting

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David Brooks’ most recent column, “The Thought Leader,” seems to be about … something. It seems to be a sly putdown of the Gawker generation of writers; that, or it’s a self-effacing reflection on Brooks himself. Or, it might be aimed at the entire Internet. Whatever it is, it has people tweeting.

http://twitter.com/#!/AG_Conservative/status/412797012568838145

Don’t fret. The best part is that simply reading tweets about the column is more fun than reading the column. Here’s a sample of Brooks’ latest.

Within a few years, though, his [The Thought Leader’s] mood has shifted from smarm to snark. There is no writer so obscure as a 26-year-old writer. So he is suddenly consumed by ambition anxiety — the desperate need to prove that he is superior in sensibility to people who are superior to him in status. Soon he will be writing blog posts marked by coruscating contempt for extremely anodyne people: “Kelly Clarkson: Satan or Merely His Spawn?”

Of course the writer in this unjustly obscure phase will develop the rabid art of being condescending from below. Of course he will confuse his verbal dexterity for moral superiority. Of course he will seek to establish his edgy in-group identity by trying to prove that he was never really that into Macklemore.

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She was a Thought Leader!
Big book hawker, yeah.
It took me soooooo long
To find out!
But I found out.
–David Brooks— Nathan Heller (@nathanheller) December 17, 2013

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We told you the tweets were more fun.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/17/david-brooks-confusion-provoking-column-has-everyone-tweeting/

RIP: Former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has passed away

http://twitter.com/#!/NathanWurtzel/status/306159014310461440

Dr. Koop, who served under President Reagan, was 96.

Wow, RIP. RT @ethanklapper: C. Everett Koop, anti-smoking surgeon general who spoke frankly on AIDS, dies in NH at 96. -@ap

— Matt Ford (@HemlockMartinis) February 25, 2013

RIP C. Everett Koop. On behalf of bow ties, beards, and non-smokers, thanks for your service. static.thedartmouth.com/2008/02/28/pho…

— Joe Colucci (@wonkinakilt) February 25, 2013

oh no.. how sad @breakingnews @ap C. Everett Koop, anti-smoking surgeon general who spoke frankly on AIDS, died in New Hampshire at age 96

— Becky Parker (@SportingBecky) February 25, 2013

Rest In Peace C. Everett Koop, a truly exceptional Surgeon General who skillfully distinguished politics from his duties as a public servant

— Shawn Pasternak (@ShawnCP92) February 25, 2013

c. everett koop was one of my personal heroes. i and the others he influenced and helped will greatly miss him. rest in peace, mr koop.

— joshua conti (@analoguepilot) February 25, 2013

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has died. He was 96. I remember meeting him several times when he came to our studio.

— Dave Crist (@W5BWS) February 25, 2013

RIP Deep respect for SGKoop RT @ap: BREAKING: C. Everett Koop, anti-smoking surgeon general who spoke frankly on AIDS, dies in NH at 96 -RJJ

— Caroline Blessing (@vampirecari) February 25, 2013

RIP Former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop, Pioneering Pediatric Surgeon Dies at 96 ht.ly/1SN99H – 1st SG I remember

— Kari B Hertel (@karibowieHertel) February 25, 2013

Sad news 🙁 RT @nathanwurtzel: RIP C. Everett Koop. He was 96.

— Dan Isett (@DanIsett) February 25, 2013

C.Everett Koop has passed away.Met him on a few occasions over the years. What a kind, gracious soul.He really cared.RIP.#koop

— Pat Gribbin (@Zoomjockey2) February 25, 2013

RIP and thanks for your service, C. Everett Koop. Sometimes controversial, sometimes soothingly avuncular, always an American original

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) February 25, 2013

R.I.P.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/25/rip-former-us-surgeon-general-c-everett-koop-has-passed-away/

17 Easy Dinners Everyone Should Have In Their Arsenal

Back away from the instant ramen. You got this.

1. A hearty slow-simmered chili:

Like this three-bean version you can make on the stovetop. Recipe here.

More ideas: 24 Chili Recipes That Will Warm You Up

2. A classic pasta that only needs a few ingredients:

 

Like Marcella Hazan’s famous four-ingredient tomato sauce, or a back-to-basics Cacio e Pepe. Recipes here and here.

More ideas: 21 Simple One Pot Pastas

3. A casserole that will feed a crowd:

 

Like this white chicken enchilada casserole that’s ready in less than an hour. Recipe here.

More ideas: 20 Casserole Recipes To Try

4. Chicken (or fish) in a simple white wine sauce:

Like this stovetop chicken piccata with lemon and capers. Recipe here.

More ideas: 23 Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

5. A savory stir fry:

Like this one loaded with fresh vegetables and a DIY sauce of rice vinegar, sesame oil, molasses, and soy sauce. Recipe here.

6. An easy sheet pan dinner:

Like oven-roasted chicken breasts with tomatoes and chickpeas. Recipe here.

More ideas: 30 Easy One-Tray Oven Dinners

7. A foolproof slow cooker soup:

 

Like big batch minestrone. Recipe here.

More ideas: 24 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners

8. A filling frittata that goes beyond breakfast:

Like this one with bacon, potatoes, green onions, and plenty of cheese. Recipe here.

More ideas: 31 Breakfast-For-Dinner Recipes

9. A light but filling fish fillet:

Like balsamic glazed salmon. Recipe here.

More ideas: 23 Quick and Delicious Fish Dinners

10. Homemade fried rice that’s even better than takeout:

Recipe here.

More ideas: 15 Make-At-Home Dinners That Are Better Than Takeout

11. From-scratch pizza that beats delivery:

Like this barbecue chicken version. Recipe here.

More ideas: 31 Exciting Pizza Flavors You Have To Try

12. A perfectly seared steak:

 

13. A meatless option that even carnivores will crave:

Like white bean ragout with cherry tomatoes and Parmesan. Recipe here.

More ideas: 29 Vegetarian Classics You Should Learn How To Cook

14. A healthy meal that puts everything you need in one bowl:

Like these spicy fish taco bowls with tilapia, red peppers, black beans, avocado, and brown rice. Recipe here.

More ideas: 21 Healthy and Delicious One-Bowl Meals

15. Mac ‘n’ cheese that doesn’t come with a seasoning packet:

Like Martha Stewart’s version here.

More ideas: 21 Mac ‘n’ Cheeses That Are Better Than A Boyfriend

16. A simple seafood option:

Like garlic butter shrimp over rice or quinoa. Recipe here.

More ideas: 15 Flavorful Seafood Recipes To Make This Summer

17. And a burger that’s not boring:

Like this one with cheddar, sauteed mushrooms, arugula, and homemade dijon. Recipe here.

More ideas: 28 Badass Burgers To Grill

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John Bolton urges Trump to look at zeroing-out a UN agency or two

OK, so we’ve already heard from former CIA director John Brennan on the United Nations and President Trump’s threat to withhold aid, and his tweet has made him the new poster boy for The Resistance.

Fortunately, John Bolton, former ambassador to the United Nations, jumped on Twitter today and gave the opinion of someone’s who’s been in Nikki Haley’s seat and who also seems to value America’s sovereign rights over those of other nations in the UN.

Read more: https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/12/21/john-bolton-urges-trump-to-look-at-zeroing-out-a-un-agency-or-two/

Adam Baldwin, others share laughter through heartbreak with #SadGoogleSearches

http://twitter.com/#!/AdamBaldwin/status/367849529787166721

Now that is sad, but it was just the tip of the iceberg of tears once #SadGoogleSearches got rolling:

http://twitter.com/#!/doctorveritas/status/367730623198146560

The floodgates of heartbreak and pity had opened:

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http://twitter.com/#!/FunRossGeller/status/367806091310399488
http://twitter.com/#!/RonoldWeesly/status/367806049501212672
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– French Stewart filmography
– Dancing tips
– Beanie Babies value chart
#sadgooglesearches— patrick (@tastefactory) August 14, 2013

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http://twitter.com/#!/Bosko_DePompo/status/367730856653107200

This last one has probably been asked by somebody at the Department of Energy on multiple occasions:

http://twitter.com/#!/YoungNobler/status/368072364124147714

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/15/adam-baldwin-others-share-laughter-through-heartbreak-with-sadgooglesearches/

‘OMG, are you kidding me???’: Tour bus graphics gone wrong [pic]

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If it was me, I'd find a different way to promote my Dallas-based tour bus company. #JustSaying pic.twitter.com/RQYewVeECM

— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) September 23, 2014

“Big things happen here?” Really? That’s the slogan you chose to go along with that picture?

@mrglenn Uh…yeah. That would seem to be a good idea.

— GlenninVirginia (@GlenninVirginia) September 23, 2014

@mrglenn "Excuse me driver, where's my seat on this tour bus?" "It's back…and to the left."

— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) September 23, 2014

@mrglenn <facepalm>

— bfwebster (@bfwebster) September 23, 2014

@TxAgSheepdog @mrglenn Even the placement of the door handle is just plain wrong.

— Mark Bahr (@markbahr) September 23, 2014

@mrglenn "Mr. Mayor, here's a great idea. Let's put MLK's face on every Memphis city bus and with the words, 'Huge events happen here.'"

— Joel Engel (@joelengel) September 23, 2014

@mrglenn No words…

— Gene A. Boehman (@gaboehman) September 23, 2014

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/23/omg-are-you-kidding-me-tour-bus-graphics-gone-wrong-pic/

Derby fans rip Tom Hammond’s appearance

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NBC Sports anchor Tom Hammond is anchoring the 2012 Kentucky Derby. Consensus is building that Hammond’s makeup job was a total bust.

NBC has to ease up on Tom Hammond's makeup. Hats and horses! Place your bets! It's Derby time! #kentuckyderby

— A Kesh (@akesh) May 5, 2012

Disappointed in Tom Hammond's make-up artist this year. He needs more #latherhimup

— BG (@TrueBenGammon) May 5, 2012

#KentuckyDerby host Tom Hammond is a handsome woman who should fire his makeup people.

— Chris Cardinal (@chriscardinal) May 5, 2012

And Derby coverage has begun…does anyone else think Tom Hammond looks a little scary in hi-def this year? #yikes

— Steve Rose (@RosesAreRojo) May 5, 2012

Dear Tom Hammond, you look like you moonlight as a clown…and last night was a rough one.

— Andrew Emerson (@blandyblemerson) May 5, 2012

Woah!!!! Is Tom Hammond wearing too much mascara???

— Clint Bubba O'Neil (@Bubba_ONeil) May 5, 2012

Looks like @NBCSN slathered far too much makeup on Tom Hammond. #DerbyOnNBC

— Tom Kopacz (@TomKopacz) May 5, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/05/derby-fans-rip-tom-hammonds-appearance/

Rich Lowry: Shooting suspect showed signs of mental illness

Authorities are still saying very little about accused Planned Parenthood shooterRobert Lewis Dear, including any speculation on a motive for the shooting. However, reporters are nowtracking down former neighbors of Dear and learning some very strange things. National Review editor Rich Lowry has tracked down some of the more interesting revelations reported by ABC News and the Washington Post.

Hang on, there’s a Part 2.

Hood isJohn Hood, who lived in a mobile home next door to Dear in the small town of Walterboro, about 50 miles west of Charleston.

The Washington Post has also talked to former neighbors of Dear, many who wished to remain anonymous.

Ted Cruz did offer his prayers for Colorado Springs in a tweet today, but other Republicans have yet to weigh in.

Lowry has compiled what information has so far been uncovered about Dear at National Review.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/11/28/rich-lowry-colorado-springs-shooting-suspect-exhibited-classic-signs-of-mental-illness/

Kid Caught With Makeup All Over His Face…Swears He Didn’t Do Anything

The first rule of being a kid is when backed up against a wall: deny, deny, DENY!

It doesn’t matter if you’re actually the one responsible for whatever catastrophic event that sent your parents over the rails, simply pass the blame on to an unknowing scapegoat. That always seemed to work for me!

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Unfortunately for three-year-old Hux, he was caught red-handed (literally).

After his mom noticed that the room he was “watching TV in” was a bit too quiet, the toddler emerged covered in lipstick and mascara. Knowing full well about the unspoken rule of denial, when asked if he had been playing with makeup, he tries pinning the blame on his sister.

Unfortunately for Hux, I don’t think he got away with it this time, but maybe he could come teach all of us a quick makeup lesson or two.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/makeup-denial/