Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Richard Cohen Officially Enters the "Hey, You Kids, Get Off My Lawn" Stage of His Career



His descent into the abyss of self-parody is complete! Richard Cohen looked around recently and noticed that all the kids are sporting arcane and troubling drawings on their bodies. Asking around, the dogged typist discovered that they're called tattoos, and much to his horror also found out that they're permanent!

I think this is what's called a "trend piece."

But really, it's all about Richard Cohen. It always is:

I have decades' worth of photos of me wearing clothes that now look like costumes. My hair has been long and then longer and then short. My lapels have been wide, then wider, then narrow. I have written awful columns I once thought were brilliant and embraced ideas I now think are foolish. Nothing is forever.


Add one more to the list of awful columns you thought were brilliant, Richard!

7 comments:

FranIAm said...

Ink Stained Wretchedness? What a lovely name for his column overall!

Matty Boy said...

It lacks the jaw dropping spectacle that one finds in the best work of Brent Rinehart, but I guess that's the point isn't it? One is an inspired amateur, and the other is a clapped out old hack.

karenzipdrive said...

I once knew a woman who spent her early 20's drunk and in the Army. While stationed in Germany, she had tattooed on her bicep a Smurf holding a large, sudsy beer stein with the word, "Germany" written under it in a crude, old English script.
Now that she's in her 40's and a recovering alcoholic, I think she may regret that tattoo.
That being said, anyone with a few bucks can have an unfortunate tattoo lasered off.
For Cohen to waste column inches on a trend that's at least 25 years old by now shows how utterly out of step he is.
Must have been a way slow news day.

dguzman said...

What the hell else is he going to write about--world peace?

Lulu Maude said...

Now he looks like Letterman.

Jun Okumura said...

Are you nuts? No way I'd trade place with losers like Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Amy Winehouse...

Okay, you have to admit that he may yet have a case there with Amy.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Richard is pathetic, isn't he? To think that a major newspaper pays him big bucks to write drivel like that makes me want to bang my head against the wall. Has he hit bottom yet? Is there worse to come?