Monday, July 04, 2011

Jackoff Smirnoff

John Caruso:

I've never understood the appeal of Slavoj Žižek, whose main talent appears to be to take any topic, no matter how straightforward, and obfuscate it with meandering pseudo-intellectual bafflegab. He's like Yakov Smirnoff without the hilarious jokes or penetrating insights. I admit I haven't read much of his stuff (for the aforementioned reasons), and I'm willing to be proven wrong about this if someone happens to know of a particularly brief and brilliant article of his that I absolutely must read, but as it stands, oy vey.

Ahahahahaha. I've always had much the same reaction, but never got around to articulating it. Thanks to John for saving me the effort.