Posted by: wtfwjd? | January 16, 2009

wtfwjd?’s First Law of Friedman

wtfwjd?’s First Law of Friedman:

It is impossible to analyze Thomas Friedman’s writing without employing the phrase “what the fuck.”

To wit:

The first rule of holes is when you’re in one, stop digging.When you’re in three, bring a lot of shovels.”

First of all, how can any single person be in three holes at once? Secondly, what the fuck is he talking about? If you’re supposed to stop digging when you’re in one hole, why should you dig more in three? How does that even begin to make sense? It’s stuff like this that makes me wonder if the editors over at the New York Times editorial page spend their afternoons dropping acid or drinking rubbing alcohol. Sending a line like that into print is the journalism equivalent of a security guard at a nuke plant waving a pair of mullahs in explosive vests through the front gate. It should never, ever happen.

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