Thursday, April 4, 2013

The fact is that 'Huis Clos' was re-made for English-speaking audiences as 'Red Dwarf'

“They want to shut us up completely, and that’s why the attacks against me have been so vicious,” Carson said on the Mark Levin radio show. “I represent an existential threat to them.”

An “existential threat” is when Jean-Paul Sartre, polishing his coke-bottle glasses, shows you around a room with Second-Empire decor and a single door, and reminds you how horrible it would be to spend the rest of eternity locked in there with only two other people for company.

15 comments:

El Manquécito said...

Other existential threats; ennui, turgid tomes and harsh cigarettes.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Don't forget lack of showers and such as.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Black turtlenecks, natch...

Substance McGravitas said...

“I represent an existential threat to them.”

This is where liberals are at a real disadvantage because a right-winger could justify invading Ben Carson and stealing his oils.

mikey said...

Well, c'mon now. He must be an existential threat - he's every bit as effective as Kim Jong-Un...

Smut Clyde said...

Sadly, I have already made the blog-claim that a "existential threat" is John-Paul Sartre warning you that he's feeling a bit queasy and could easily throw up.

Smut Clyde said...

Also too.

tigris said...

René Descartes telling you he doesn't think much of you.

Smut Clyde said...

To be viable, the threat must induce fear and trembling.

tigris said...

Not just lack of existence? SHEESH. Ok, he also chucks a cold and hungry rat in your trousers.

Smut Clyde said...

turgid tomes
Perhaps El Manquécito's comment was intended for the Bibliophilia thread over at the House of Substance.

Yastreblyansky said...

a "existential threat" is John-Paul Sartre warning you that he's feeling a bit queasy and could easily throw up

That is being remade as the Sean Hannity show, in which a lonely, mentally ill protagonist talks incessantly to imaginary crabs.

El Manquécito said...

Meanwhile, over at whiskeyfire, some old Herr Dr guy says;

An "existential threat" is when Jean-Paul Sartre, polishing his coke-bottle glasses, calls your attention to a blog with a single door and reminds you how horrible it would be to spend the rest of eternity locked in there with two other people.

Slightly edited.

Smut Clyde said...

I am shocked to find plagiarism going on at whiskeyfire, but what can one expect from a blog where they can't spell 'whisky'?

Another Kiwi said...

El Manquécito means "Riddled" does he not?
You'll stay here and like it, young man.