September 19, 2007

Gleanings from the Graveyard Culture

adanr.jpgReally Rather Pathetic:

Among the most egregious indignities he suffered, Mr. Rather says, was the network's response to his request to be sent as a correspondent to the scene of Hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005. "Mr. Rather is the most experienced reporter in the United States in covering hurricanes," his lawyers write in the suit. "CBS refused to send him," thus furthering its desire to keep Mr. Rather off the air. -- Rather's Lawsuit Says CBS Made Him a Scapegoat
Or they could have felt that one blowhard was enough to inflict on New Orleans.

abright.jpgNot all that Bright

Jessica Cutler: Obviously drugs are a distraction from… you know, real sex, and the way intimacy is when you're sober. But if you really don't want to deal with that, you will have a lot of drunk sex, high sex. It's fun, but it's not real. I mean, I don't do this frequently. I would say the last time I, you know... (laughs) got high and had sex was last week. And I woke up the next morning and thought, "That was sloppy!"....

Susie Bright: Well, I'll just clear it up for our audience. Jessica Cutler is a talented writer. She is not ugly -- she is so not-ugly. She is bankrupt, however. She's very pretty, very bankrupt... And she's slutty in all the good ways that so many of our slut-positive friends like to be. D.C. Sex Diarist Bares It All - 10 Zen Monkeys

arattler.jpg"You can assume alcohol was involved,"

Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland grabbed a 20-inch rattler from the highway near Maupin, and three weeks later, to impress his ex-girlfriend, he stuck the serpent in his mouth.

He was soon near death with a swollen tongue that blocked his throat. Trauma doctors at the Oregon Health and Science University saved his life.

"You can assume alcohol was involved," he said. Actually, not just beer. It was something he called a "mixture of stupid stuff." -- Man bitten after putting rattler in his mouth | Seattle Times

Hey, dude, like get a clue bro. Deep Throat's BDTD.

ahomelessZombie.jpgTaking to the high ground in San Freakcisco. Jason Calcanis sees the slime and the shame of the city by the sludge and learns the solution:

"In my last message about the zombie/hipster/homeless problem someone gave me a tip which has restored my faith in power of blogging: "One thing I've found in SF is that the homeless don't walk up the steep SF hills, which is why I live on a hill in North Beach. They tend to reside in flatter areas with more people, like in the Mission." Random thoughts from a Starbucks outdoor cafe on Jessie"
I know how he feels. In my last visit to Baghdad by the Bay I was treated to one of the professional and permently in residence homeless taking a dump on the sidewalk. Unlike dog owners, the city does not force these people to put it in a plastic bag and take it to the garbage can. When I am made Emperor, my first act will be to install my patented social policy that solves two problems with one edict:

apoocher.jpgSad and lonely site of the day. Beyond the fake-family fad.

"FLEXPETZ is a shared dog ownership concept that provides our members with access to a variety of FLEXPETZ dogs. All FLEXPETZ dogs complete obedience training and some FLEXPETZ dogs are also certified as therapy dogs. Through the FLEXPETZ shared dog ownership concept, members can spend from just a few hours to a number of days with each of our dogs. FLEXPETZ dogs are available in varied breed sizes to ensure compatibility with our member's individual lifestyles and unique circumstances. FLEXPETZ - Flexible Pet Ownership"
You know, it is stuff like this that confirms that fact that a lot of Americans 1) just can't stand each other, and 2) have way too much money to indulge themselves.

aPinch_SulzbergerImage3.jpgMore mutual anal bleaching at the New York Times editorial meetings: One could, and many do, fill boxcars of blogposts on how deeply depraved the Times has become. In a way, it is clear that -- with the dwindling revenues and circulation -- many previous Times readers have already written them off. Continued drops in this sort of thing, however, only force the once proud paper into greater and greater froth in order to please and pander to the hard-core bozos that more and more consitute their remaining readership.

Presented for your consideration from The Twilight Zone, yesterday's "caring" editorial bemoaning the buildup of Iraqi immigres outside the door of America. The final bit of this exercise in mediocre moaning reads,

"Welcoming Iraqis into the United States as refugees is not cost-free. It draws skilled people out of a country that desperately needs their talents and makes it increasingly likely that they will never return home. Washington, however, has a profound moral obligation, especially to those Iraqis who have risked their lives on America's behalf. If America abandons them now, it will mean even more suffering and more shame for the United States from this shameful and disastrous war." -- No Way Out - New York Times
Note the blithe obiviousness of the gaping holes in this hacked-up clot of smarm. First, it is clear that the Times has no interest whatsoever in the fates of millions of Iraqi "Left-Behinds." That will just be too, too bad should it come to pass. Second, the Times has no consciousness whatsoever of the role it has played and will continue to play in consigning untold numbers of "Left-Behinds" to death and slavery. Won't be their problem. Will it? Few organiztions can claim to be run by wall-to-wall craven cowards and paycheck prostitutes. In this, the Times remains not only distinctive, but superior.

They say that, in time, the Web will destroy newspapers. Faster, please.

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Posted by Vanderleun at September 19, 2007 9:50 PM | TrackBack

"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Not to mention that when it comes to unskilled, useless and outright parasitic immigrants from, oh, say, Mexico, the NYT can't shovel them down our throats fast enough.......

Posted by: askmom at September 21, 2007 8:09 PM

What 'askmom' said goes for me, too. Although I wouldn't call them useless; many are willing to work, and others are willing to prey upon others. The NYT doesn't seem to have a problem with that.

Posted by: Sam L. at September 23, 2007 8:14 PM
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