Paul Krugman Taking This Whole "Rock Star" Thing a Little Too Far
Nobel prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has recently enjoyed his time in the sun for being (A) a 2008 Nobel prize-winner, (B) correct about a bunch of things, (C) smacking down flashy upstart Andrew Ross Sorkin. All of which are beside those times Loudon Wainwright wrote a song about him and a moderator during a discussion at the London School of Economics once introduced him a "rock star". But this thing might have gone too far, now.
From Roger Ebert's review of the new Judd Apatow comedy - Get Him to the Greek, starring funny fat Jewish kid Jonah Hill and funny Limey sex-addict Russell Brand, about a lackee who has to get a rock star to LA's Greek Theater - this is your New York Times-related "WTF" parenthetical aside of the day:
In a movie jammed with celebrity cameos (New York Times columnist Paul Krugman?), we see...
P. Krugman is in a movie with P. Diddy? At this rate, dude's about to get pelted with a bunch of economist groupie-panties next time he walks in the Times building. Somewhere, Ross Douthat is on the phone, screaming at his agent while Charles Isherwood stews somewhere, feeling upstaged.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.