September 19, 2006
WB: Idiocracy Now
Posted by b on September 19, 2006 at 01:02 PM | Permalink
Tucker Carlson has no sense of rythme, even the good reverend couldn't save him. He was the first to go.
Posted by: pb | Sep 19, 2006 1:30:12 PM | 1
Since the topic here is "idiocracy now," I trust the following isn't OT:
link to NYTimes
It links to a story about Chrysler, which has just announced a quarterly loss of $1.6 billion. This is not, in itself, idiocratic. What is idiocratic is Cheney's speech this morning to the Automobile Dealers of America (linked shortly ago by the barkeep at the Whiskey Bar). In his speech, not one word about the fact that the country's entire automobile industry--well, the Big Three, anyway--is rapidly evaporating off the face of the earth. No, it's a speech about America's wonderful mission in Iraq.
I'm not closely attuned to the automobile dealers in my community. It's not the world I move in. But my heart goes out to those guys--captive audience to a twisted, sick little man who can't even say that he feels the automobile dealers' pain. I find this almost uniquely pathetic and contemptible, and I hope those guys didn't have to give Cheney a rousing ovation. That would be really, really painful.
Posted by: alabama | Sep 19, 2006 2:37:49 PM | 2
So, you listen to me! Listen to me! Television is not the truth. Television is a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, story tellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business. So if you want the truth, go to your God, go to your gurus, go to yourselves because that's the only place you're ever gonna find any real truth. But man, you're never gonna get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear. We like like hell! We'll tell you that Kojack always gets the killer, and nobody ever gets cancer in Archie Bunker's house. And no matter how much trouble the hero is in, don't worry. Just look at your watch--at the end of the hour, he's gonna win. We'll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true! But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds--we're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here. You're beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube. You even think like the tube.
This is mass madness. You maniacs.
I take my prophecy mad and neet.
Posted by: Kevin J. Maroney | Sep 19, 2006 2:55:38 PM | 3
Meanwhile, Lovelock is saying we've got 10 years to Doomsay.
This is natural selection in action, my friends.
Posted by: ch | Sep 19, 2006 3:35:34 PM | 4
The line between politics and low-brow entertainment grows more vague every day, soon it will be as hypothetical and irrelevant as the US-Mexican border.
Posted by: ralphieboy | Sep 19, 2006 4:04:46 PM | 5
Oh, the Irony...
It makes my head hurt. Damn them, goddamn them to hell!
Posted by: Uncle $cam | Sep 19, 2006 6:56:38 PM | 6
I would have guessed ahead of time that she would have been promoted.
Yeah, my head hurts too, and much too often these days.
Posted by: Juannie | Sep 19, 2006 7:59:55 PM | 7
From U$ link:
Since OSI began operations in 1979, it has won cases against 102 individuals who assisted in Nazi persecution. In addition, more than 175 individuals who sought to enter the United States in recent years have been blocked from doing so as a result of OSI's "Watchlist" program, which is enforced in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security.
I will go have an aspirin.
Posted by: a swedish kind of death | Sep 19, 2006 8:17:38 PM | 8