Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hey - It Ain't Called "Berzerkeley" For Nothing!

If you've ever lived there, then you know what Zombie's talking about:
I call it “the Berkeley expression.”

Whenever I visit Berkeley — in particular certain upscale areas populated by academics and wealthy intellectuals — practically everyone I see has this creepy look on his or her face. It’s hard to describe, but once you’ve seen it enough times it’s unmistakable: a special kind of conspiratorial smugness, a faint “knowing smile” coupled with a glance that conveys a sense of not just personal superiority, but of mutual superiority. In an instant, the Berkeley expression communicates to everyone in the vicinity, “Isn’t it great that you and I and all of us here are morally superior to the rest of the world?”
Of course they're nothing of the kind, and if you continue to read the article, you'll discover what they really are - a bunch of entitled liars, and despicable cheats, who'll scream "raaacist" whenever they don't get their way.

Well, actually, Zombie's saying something else entirely. But it's for that, more than anything else, they think they're the shit. They practically invented behaving that way.

And, in truth, we actually don't know what Zombie's talking about,...

1 comment:

  1. Aw, Crackster -- surely you can front a little credit to the city that produced this living, breathing example of spiritual and moral Superiority to the rest of us unenlightened dupes?

    (Q: How many Berkeleyans does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    A: [in tight-lipped, rage-suppressing voice] "THAT'S-NOT-FUNNY!")