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!

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

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