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David Brook’s latest column about marijuana has released the snark from all corners of the Internets:

Vanity Fair also takes a swing:

For a little while in my teenage years, my friends and I read David Books columns. It was fun. I have some fond memories of us all being uninformed and feeling superior together. I think those moments of uninhibited self-righteousness deepened our friendships.

But then we all sort of moved away from it. I don’t remember any big group decision that we should give up reading David Brooks. It just sort of petered out, and, before long, we were scarcely reading him.

We didn’t give it up for the obvious reasons: that his ideas were repetitive and self-evident; that citing a Brooks column at a dinner party is a good way to get yourself mocked; that young people who read Brooks go on to join the College Republicans and perform patronizing monologues about “elitism” that are themselves elitist.

David Brooks: Been There. Done That.

And then there’s the parody accounts:

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