How To: Be Culturally Elite

I enjoyed [this *New York Times* essay by David Brooks](http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/08/opinion/08brooks.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin) about showing off your cultural superiority via one-upmanship. Most importantly:

> “…in order to cement your status in the cultural elite, you want to be already sick of everything no one else has even heard of.”

Somehow I can never quite manage this, but I vow to work harder in the future. In unrelated news: I am so sick of that little kid next door—her paintings are derivative and her singing is *uninspired*. Lame.

Sorry Dan, if you had posted this post last week, I would have been all over it, but given that this is this week, I’m already sick of your insightful and interesting posts. I’m busy reading a few blogs that haven’t been written yet.

C