Theories that hold water

David Brooks wants you to know that he’s a member of the Educated Class, which, according to Purple Avenger, means he’s not entirely useless:

The “educated class” is useful because they provide job security for plumbers. They’re all too stupid to change a leaky flapper valve themselves. Thousands of plumbers would be out of jobs were it not for the “educated class”.

Before you ask: yes, I can change a flapper valve.


  1. Lisa Paul »

    6 January 2010 · 10:20 am

    I thought the very definition of a Renaissance Man was someone who was educated, could dash off a few stanzas in iambic pentameter AND change a flapper valve.

  2. CGHill »

    6 January 2010 · 10:32 am

    Were that all it took, I’d qualify, and we can’t have that.

    (See also The Soliloquy of Hamlet the Blogger.)

  3. McGehee »

    6 January 2010 · 1:51 pm

    Brooks’ assurance to the world that he is educated seems apropos my comment in the Warren Beatty thread.

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