Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I Was Born A Poor Black Child

Forbes contributor Gene Marks is making waves with his envelope-pushing advice that if he were a "poor black kid" he would lift himself by his bootstraps by "work[ing] to make sure I got the best grades possible" and buying himself a computer at TigerDirect.

I'm sure that's fine advice, but personally, if I were born a poor black child, I'd learn to play banjo or invent a little flying buttress to keep people's eyeglasses from sliding down their noses, because that worked so well for Steve Martin:

Oh, also: Gene Marks is a jerk.