Take, for example Most Incoherent Column Ever.
Matt Taibbi wrote:And yet the best thing of all is the rhetorical flourish at the end – a rare triple-figurative dismount, which he sticks with Nadia Com?neci-esque confidence:Friedman wrote: Without an external midwife or a Syrian Mandela, the fires of conflict could burn for a long time.
Bizarre imagery, to be sure. But here's the kicker:
this is at least the ninth time that Friedman has written a column calling for an Arab Mandela -- and at least the third time he has used the winning Arab-Mandela/midwife imagery combination.
And that is what is passes for informed discourse among Very Serious People.
Speaking of informed discourse, Taibbi recently asked
What would a Tom Friedman porn film be called? I nominate "Something Really Big Is Happening."
Maybe you have to be a fan of "readers of Tom Friedman" to think that "The next six inches are critical" is funny. I do.
And if you do, you'll really want to learn who the Suprise Winner in the contest is. I will be laughing for at least another Friedman Unit.