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  • "Still, this buttboy stage in the career is very important because it is during this period that the young intellectual learns about the various players in the field, who is important and who is not"

    - David Brooks, "Bobos in Paradise"

    January 5, 2008

  • This sounds a tad homophobic.

    January 5, 2008

  • That certainly wasn't how I meant it, and my apology to anyone who was offended or taken aback. I was thinking of the second definition of the second listing.

    Brook's book is pretty casual, but I was surprised to see him use such a colloquial term, which why it caught my eye in the first place. Also, I guess I think it's funny. Should I recalibrate my sense of what's funny?

    January 6, 2008

  • I agree with kewpid (at least that's how I usually hear it used), but I assumed you didn't mean it that way, John.

    January 7, 2008