The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: Malcom Gladwell Edition

If I have made any contribution to following Orwell’s advice to banish all clichés from our writing (because clichés usually represent sloppy thinking) it is my occasional use of “a perfect storm of tipping points!”  (Usually in reference to climate hysterics, since they are awash in “tipping points” and “perfect storms.”)  This two-minute video cutting Malcolm Gladwell, whose genius lies in inventing one-word clichés, down to size is so awesome I nearly had to replace my computer keyboard because I was drinking my morning coffee at the time:

(Hat tip to Charles Murray for flagging this for us.)