You know what the problem is with pointy-headed academics these days? We don’t write books that the average person can understand. It’s all post-structural theory this and performative that, no reasonable ideas that normal people can understand, let alone use! Well, Susie at Suburban Guerilla and Anglachel point us to commenter Robert Stanley Martin, who ran a bunch of lefty political blogs through the wringer along with this humble blog, too. Here’s what he found (also posted at his blog, Pol Culture):
–Glenn Greenwald: Genius
–Nouriel Roubini: Genius
—Pol Culture (me): College (postgrad)
–Anglachel: College (undergraduate)
–Paul Krugman (blog): High school
–The New York Times: High school
–Daily Kos: High school
–The Daily Howler (Bob Somerby): Junior high school
–Historiann: Junior high school
–The New Yorker: Junior high school
–Atrios: Elementary school
–Americablog (John Aravosis): Elementary school
There are some shockers there. I mean, the Daily Kos is written at a higher intellectual level than The New Yorker or Historiann? Are they kidding? However, I do think they pegged John Aravosis just right. I’m assuming a “Nursery school” option wasn’t available.
Thanks, Robert, for your gentlemanly defense of this humble blog! When I ran Historiann.com through the analyzer yesterday, it was ranked as High School, so I’ve been promoted! Yay? (The company was much better in my old junior high, I have to say.) Do I say “wev” too often? Is that it? Or is it the Barbies and their cunning, tiny knitted couture? My guess is that Nouriel Roubini hasn’t posted much on the Sex and the City: The Movie, and Glenn Greenwald has completely ignored Skipper and Judy Jetson.
Yeah, that’s gotta be it. I love these–they’re not from the Historiann barbie knitwear collection, which you can see elements of here, here, and here, if you really want to. It’s ski season here in Colorado, and since Historiann (a native-born flatlander) does not faire du ski, she’s got her eye on this apres-ski wear. I don’t know if I’m confident enough to pull off the retro look of that knitted matching sweater and skirt on the left, but I would kill for that fur-trimmed coat and hat on the right.