Monday, November 28, 2011

IDIOT PUNDITOCRACY Reprieve: But Not For Long ...

My internet service was down for a couple of days ... but I'm back up! So here goes:

JONATHAN CAPEHART, on Barney Frank’s retirement: “For a lot of folks on the left, he’s brilliant.” Oh, Jonathan, can you tell us what he is to a lot of folks on the IDIOT PUNDITOCRACY? I gotta say, Jonathan, this one almost caps your little “amusing” zinger hurled at the GREAT independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont after his marathon filibuster on the Senate floor, an appeal to America's conscience to think on economic justice and income disparity before OWS was fashionable. Jonathan, if you own some regular work clothes, non-designer triple $$$ figure jeans, and sneakers/not hush puppies, check out an Occupy Wall Street demonstration sometime. You might learn something, though I doubt it ...

GQ This ... How would a shitty, skittish, shallow rag, "influential" among metrasexual narcissists, and boasting fewer "scoops" than the supermarket tabloid National Enquirer, try to boost circulation? If you're GQ, the self-styled Gentlemen's Quarterly probably avidly read by Jonathan Capehart, the answer is to project a specious list of so-called "25 least influential people," President Obama being #25, our buddy Big Eddie coming in at #3, and predictably, the hapless Tim Pawlenty #1, perhaps because Lawrence spent most of his "expert" capital promoting that yawning loser. Suffice it to say that the wingnuts went orgasmic over such nonsense. Shooting spitballs at the "fat redhead" (Big Eddie's self-deprecating descriptor) is a sure sign he's scalping psycho wingnuts on a consistent basis. And a certain competitor who likes to wear tight little black T-shirts and blue bullet-proof vests to match his eyes.

GQ is notable for being "closely associated with metrasexuality" — a term coined by Mark Simpson of the British tabloid Independent about his visit to a GQ exhibit in London, of which he wrote: "The promotion of metrasexuality was left to the men's style press, magazines such as GQ [etc.], the new media which took off in the Eighties and is still growing.... They filled their magazines with images of narcissistic young men sporting fashionable clothes and accessories. And they persuaded other young men to study them with a mixture of envy and desire." — and silly, inconsequential lists.

Quote of The Day: Dana Milbank, on the rise of Newt Gingrich, Willard Romney's serial flip-flops, and new allegations of a 13-year illicit (marriage vows-wise, but consensual!) affair between Ladies Man Herman Cain and some other woman (losing count): "The Republican primary process has become some sort of mass suicide."

Hey Rev: The camera's over here.

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