i just find that argument quite annoying and unsubstantiated.
What exactly constitutes an intellectual connection?
well these people who make those ‘intellectual’ arguments in favor of Dan and Blair have been completely misappropriating the word 'intellect’ and 'intelligence’, associating it solely to the connection based off an 'academic’ connection when the human mind is much more than stuffing it with references of words and pictures.
I think what’s beautiful about Chuck and Blair is that they can have that. They can have the 'boring’ 'academic’ connection in moderation. But they also have other levels of the mind at which they connect. in the far recesses, in the darkest places where complex peculiarities are hidden. And it’s not like the simple book and movie connection they can have with their classmates and practically 87 percent of the literate word. Those are very idiosyncratic peculiarities such as 'fetishes’ and transcendental 'emotional cognizance' that Dan and Blair simply don’t have. Chuck and Blair only have that with each other and that’s why they’re special. They’re so much deeper and than book and movie. i don’t find a book and movie connection something to feel supreme about. It’s a very commonplace connection and the basis of friendship, nor romantic feelings.
And yes like you said, you don’t have to be an 'intellectual’ snob to be smart. Chuck may have never gone to college but he is smart regardless. He is street smart and so is Blair more than anything. They know how to hustle and scheme more than they know how to elaborate jargon to make one’s head hurt. And i love Chuck and Blair like that. I don’t care that they aren’t intellectual snobs.
I mean they are elitist about their standard of living and they both have that in common. Dan could never provide Blair with that standard of living after they got past the 1st stage of their relationship. And i’m sure she doesn’t care about the German films as much as she cares about living on Park avenue.