Perhaps the scariest thing about Huffington Post Media senior editor Jack Mirkinson’s fun little riff on Maureen Dowd’s instant-classic “Harsh/Mellow” field trip is that a couple of his suggestions for similar Grey Lady op-eds seem completely reasonable.
In fact, if we didn’t know any better, we could have sworn we already had the following pair of items bookmarked:
After consuming the cocaine that he smuggled through a crumbling American airport, Tom Friedman subjects his cab driver in Bangalore to a deeply intense, four-hour monologue about green capitalism.
Paul Krugman explains how his six-month flirtation with LSD in the early 90s changed how he saw the banking industry.
The only journo notably missing from this HuffPo post is Nicholas Kristof. As in, after ingesting mushrooms, the globetrotting Pulitzer Prize winner decides he must add back two middle initials to his byline.
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