I have always counted on Doghouse Riley to keep me on an even keel about David Brooks's lifetime sinecure at the NYT, but …
My theory is that Bobo’s primary purpose in writing columns these days is to provide material for Pierce.
… I can't argue too much with that.
Especially when you get bonus nuggets like this:
It was time for his daily walk with Geppetto, the busboy who worked the kitchen, as opposed to Douthat, the busboy who worked the big parlor with the fireplace and got all the good tips at Christmastime.
That calls for our favorite flowchart, wouldn't you say?