Saturday, February 21, 2009

This Dumbass, Denby

Ana Marie is apparently going to read David Denby's illiterate and factually challenged book of nob-slobber, Snark. She starts by listing all these things that Denby believes "snark" to be. Some are right there on his title page. Snark is mean! Snark is personal! Snark is ruining conversations!

In short, snark is and does many things. But everything snark is and does, land mines are and do worse. And the world could make better use of a book about landmines. Even one written by a complete idiot.


whisper said...

denby disease: dillusional reality where you believe you and only you can detect cracks in the wall of polite conversation

KCinDC said...

He also seems to think snark is in some way related to "The Hunting of the Snark", which seems extremely dubious.