How easy is it to be a NYT columnist? Blog ››› August 20, 2008 7:52 AM EDT ››› ERIC BOEHLERT ? So easy that when you can't think of anything insightful to write you're allowed to invent scenes and concoct diologue. Nice work if you can get it. Short Link copy link We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.