Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Giving It To Malcolm Gladwell

The Revolution Will Not Be ‘Liked’: "The fact is, there are too many bands in the world. We’re talking about thousands of misguided people who are making everyone around them broke and miserable and overcrowding this wonderful city. I mean, you talk about process, about sharing a process. What process? What is the process, Jerry? Do you know the process of actually learning how to play an instrument? Do they? Do they know how long it takes to actually become good at playing an instrument? TEN THOUSAND HOURS, Jerry."

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barnhouse (#1,326)

LOVED this. So funny, so satisfying.

brianvan (#149)

After reading the post, I'm still not sure as to how this amounts to a parody of anything Gladwell said. Mostly because it seems more like a parody of the sort of people who thought that Gladwell's claims about social media were audacious and ignorant.

After all, there really ARE too many bands in New York.

deepomega (#1,720)

Right? Not to mention the part where mocking Gladwell for being anti-blogging and technologically illiterate flies in the face of his… you know… blog.

barnhouse (#1,326)

Really? It did not read to me like a parody so much as a dramatization of the Gladwell Method–bombastic, full of non sequiturs, this weird combination of sarcastic superiority and point-missing.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

The word you're looking for is "pastiche."

barnhouse (#1,326)

You say sooth!!

My hairpin is broken.

pepper (#676)

I'm unsure whether to Tweet, Share, Reddit or Digg this post.

Baroness (#273)

I read this snippet thinking of Kramer ranting at Seinfeld. Over a wacky scheme gone awry!

"They're called hipsters, Jerry!" (Does crazy dance, audience goes wild.)

Leon (#6,596)

A friend of mine once said Rush was a band every stupid person thought was very smart. Sometimes I feel this way about Malcolm Gladwell – like right after I read what he writes.

What is strange to me is that so many smart people like him. Thank you for sharing some mockery.

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