Monday, December 19, 2011

Inside every comment is a blog-post struggling to escape

Here's Jonah Goldberg:
If, however, you think these are crazy and extraordinary times, then perhaps they call for a crazy, extraordinary — very high-risk, very high-reward — figure like Gingrich.
Goldberg is of course plagiarising my second-favourite William Tenn story:

By the time the Conservative Republicans met in convention assembled, the danger of loss by landslide was already apparent. They changed their tactics, tried to meet the attack head-on and imaginatively.

They nominated a hunchback for the presidency. This man suffered from the additional disability of being a distinguished professor of law in a leading university; he had married with no issue and divorced with much publicity; and finally, he had once admitted to a congressional investigating committee that he had written and published surrealist poetry. Posters depicting him leering horribly, his hump twice life-size, were smeared across the country over the slogan: “An Abnormal Man for an Abnormal World!”

Thx Substance and Wiley!


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Will we live happily ever after, S.C.?

Gentlewoman said...

What hump?

Smut Clyde said...

Will we live happily ever after?

Yes (for values of 'happiness' that include 'kept around to throw sticks for humanity's successors -- a breed of intelligent Newfoundland dogs').

Von said...

I love this.
I also love the wv: vonsmor
I am mor what?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I saw 'Night at the Museum' yesterday, S.C.

Throw The Bone!

(Sadly, I can not find a youtube to go with this.)

Kathleen said...

All i'm saying is the last time I clicked on a link to a short story from here, some crazy dude ate a giant spider and died.