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Apr 8, 2014 06:51 PM

Is anyone taking this course with the old NY times restaurant critic ????

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  1. No, unfortunately, but I would guess that he would prefer to be described as "the former NY Times restaurant critic."

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    1. re: Skippy1414

      Yeah, he deserves a LITTLE respect ;-)

      1. re: Skippy1414

        Maybe not. Here he is being all old and stuff, bitching about these kids today and their crazy inability to understand his references.

        1. re: small h

          He's a character, that's for sure ;-) I used to read him for laughs, as much as anything.

          1. re: small h

            When I was a kid in 1960, how much would I have understood cultural references to 1920?

            1. re: mwhitmore

              I don't know. Can you remember that far back?

              Bruni's point isn't really about youth. It's about nichification, and that affects all ages. You weren't nichified in the '60s, 'cause there weren't as many niches.

              1. re: mwhitmore

                I think I knew a lot more about the decades that came before I was born (1961) than young people do today. I blame this mostly on the fact that we had only 10 or so TV channels to watch, so we were immersed in reruns of old TV shows and old movies unlike youth of today is. ;)

                I once mentioned the names "Elton John" and "Scarlett O'Hara" to a 20something I worked with about 5 years ago and he had never heard of either one.

            1. I'm going to spend the money on a good meal instead

              1. I don't think he has much to offer in the way of culinary knowledge.... I don't know how he was able to become restaurant critic at the NYT in the first place.

                1. First, the class is full and closed. Second, I don't know a lot about the curriculum at Princeton, but is this a course anyone off the street can enroll in if not a matriculating student?

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                  1. re: ttoommyy

                    I haven't got the foggiest clue.

                    1. re: kevin

                      I wasn't asking only you kevin. It was really a question thrown out to anyone who may know. Sorry, didn't mean to put you on the spot.

                        1. re: ttoommyy

                          No, this is not a course that can be taken by non-Princeton students.