Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dogma. meet karma... but I see you've already been introduced chased each other

A Juggernaut from the Ratha-Yatra is top-heavy, slow-moving, and hugely impractical, and requires a vast staff of minions. Surprisingly, there are no Top Gear episodes in which the team commandeer a couple and race them through the streets of Puri. MAKE IT SO.

So when one of the many US Izvestia clones tries to pimp out presidential aspirant Rand Paul as "an Internet juggernaut that his competitors will be forced to chase", yes, this seems fair enough.

They further describe Paul as "tech-savvy and youth-focused", this being America, where a 52-year-old tribble-mobility-vehicle can claim to Speak for the Yout and the courtiers will pass on his self-assessment unquestioningly. As for the "tech-savvy" part, the Wonkettariat were deriving no end of delight from Paul's unfamiliarity with this thing called a DMCA, which resulted in his announcement speech disappearing from the Youtuber because he didn't think Warners would notice him borrowing their musical property. He is, however, as aware as any high-school student of the plagiaristic potential of the Whackyweedia.

It belatedly occurs to me that if you put one of the St Petersburg rostral pillars on wheels and pulled it along, it would be a Juggernautical.


rhwombat said...

"You say "opthalmologist",
I say "ophthalmologist,
Let's call the whole thing off.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

a 52-year-old tribble-mobility-vehicle


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Needs more giant Brooklyn wang...