Monday, June 22, 2009

I Think She Tried To Write This One For Us

*still giggling*

The Singular of Data is Anecdote:

If it's a recession when your neighbor loses his job, and a depression when you lose yours, the depression just ended for the McArdle-Suderman household. Peter has accepted a Koch fellowship* to work at Reason for the next eleven months, and today's his first day.

Oddly, the stock market does not seem to have gotten the message that the depression is over. So I thought this blog post might help.

* Yes, that Koch. No, I had no idea when I wrote about them that he would be applying for a fellowship. We both thought he'd have a job by now. But journalism seems second only to auto manufacturing in job losses during this recession; by our count, about 20% of our friends have lost jobs in the last six months.
and I'm still giggling too hard to even respond.


Ken Houghton said...

It was either that, or admit that she got schooled by Ezra.

Susan of Texas said...

I don't think I've ever seen her admit she was wrong, even when presented with copious evidence, multiple times.

Anonymous said...

Calling her boyfriend a journalist is ridiculous. He's a political hack. That's part of what makes them such a great couple. He writes the party line, and she makes pancakes for the party gatherings of like minded small brains.

clever pseudonym said...

So, this is essentially Megan's post:

"My boyfriend landed a fellowship."

Just when you think she couldn't gaze any deeper into her own navel, she comes up with this stuff. Megan - NOBODY. FUCKING. CARES.

inkadu said...

Hey, the recession has hit the McArdle household hard. They are only getting an extra Kindle after being sure that they can transfer their digital libraries from their IPods.

Chad said...

Libertarian welfare once again comes through for the McArdle household.

nilsey said...

whats funny is that these folks probably think they have integrity - ironically - just because they can't hack it to make the real money like their B scholl buddies.

bulbul said...

Our Lady of teh Gadgets:

"I'm a total supporter of hard DRM."

What a surprise.

896216598755556665 said...

I'd like to see a serious libertarian (not corporatist) defense of hard DRM. But the difference between libertarian and corporatist has not been clear to me since high school.

Downpuppy said...

The outright deception of her healthcare posts is new. We're used to clueless in all its forms, but the deliberate faking, with all her
"I'm so clever, they'll never notice delusion" isn't her regular style.

It may have something to do with Peter's new post, which would be sad. Megan should end in incompetence, not inept corruption.

Max Renn said...

Her slip is showing. She really tried to distance herself from 'Koch-Related-Program-Activities' the first time this whole business came up with La Suderman. But, in the end, it's just about the wingnut welfare gravy train.

Peter a journalist? Oh it is to laugh. And man, for B-School grads, they do suck at career planning.