I was out recently at a bar where I met up with a friend and met some friends of that friend. There was the usual chatting, and then it came to light that I am a professional philosopher. One of the friends of the friend seriously asked me if I'd read the "What is a Philosopher?" piece from the NYT blog, and what I thought about it. I told her I hadn't read it, probably wouldn't bother, and had never read any of the author's professional work.
She replied, "Well, I took some Philosophy in college, and liked it. When I read the piece, I was struck by how amateur it seemed. It reminded me of an 18 year-old boy's attempt to describe what his rock band sounds like: [in a dumb stoner voice] 'We're a mix of early-Metallica and Korn, but with melodies like REM,' in other words, self-important, immature, bullshit. There's nothing worse than a old man trying to sound cool."
I've now read the piece. "An 18 year-old boy's attempt to describe what his rock band sounds like" captures it perfectly.