Mister nice guy
December 3, 2012 2:00 PM   Subscribe

Mister nice guy - As a cartoonist, Tim Kreider seemed to loathe almost everybody. His essays tell a different story.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (10 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I love Tim Kreider. Thanks.
posted by dumbland at 2:16 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Never realized Kreider was a Blue Jay. Huh. I guess some nice people go to Hopkins after all.
posted by Nomyte at 2:37 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Time Kreider is awesome. Thanks for posting.
posted by joedan at 3:14 PM on December 3, 2012

Just finished his essay collection We Learn Nothing a few days ago - a wonderful book I can recommend to everyone.
posted by twsf at 3:28 PM on December 3, 2012

I've loved The Pain for a long time. I haven't read We Learn Nothing, but I'd like to. I'll probably ask for it as a Christmas present.

He belongs with the good ones simply for this cartoon, which I refer to all the time.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:34 PM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]

He accurately called this year's election (including primaries!) in March:
SPOILER ALERT: none of what’s happening in the headlines right now means anything at all. The Republicans will ultimately nominate Mitt Romney because that’s who the money guys who control the party have chosen as their nominee. ... Romney will lose to Obama because nobody likes him.

(love his characterization of the parties in this comic too)
posted by axoplasm at 3:38 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

That's one of my favorites too, Rustic Etruscan, along with Don't Mind Grandpa, which is sheer brilliance on the subject of social mores changing over time.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 6:19 PM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]

I like this guy. Thanks for the post.
posted by Pudhoho at 6:37 PM on December 3, 2012

We Learn Nothing has been duly kindled.
posted by flippant at 8:22 PM on December 3, 2012

And see, that's what I never liked about the Kindle: Why associate your e-reader with book-bonfires?

Tim Kreider would have found a wittier way to say that.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:29 PM on December 3, 2012

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