Thursday, October 02, 2008

If a Barbie Falls in the Forest...


Tonight I'm up for spectacle.

Hells, yeah!

I'm up for a 10-car pileup into a five-alarm fire in a fireworks factory.

I'm up

for this.

But however exalted or mundane things end up tonight, I remember this from Hunter Thompson in 2004:
Did you see Bush on TV, trying to debate? Jesus, he talked like a donkey with no brains at all. The tide turned early, in Coral Gables, when Bush went belly up less than halfway through his first bout with Kerry, who hammered poor George into jelly. It was pitiful. . . . I almost felt sorry for him, until I heard someone call him "Mister President," and then I felt ashamed.


which was followed by this from 2004


If tonight, Caribou Barbie collapsed and started barking out random, beauty pageant glossolalia tonight, the GOP wingnut base will sing hymns to her.

Liberals will yet again run through the streets Paul Revere-style warning "The Idjits are Coming!"

But for the Great Wad, it’s all just...curling.

Some exotic sport, played by strange people with weird equipment and an alien vocabulary that crops up once in awhile for reasons they cannot explain.

Which doesn't mean that, if you love curling, you shouldn't get your ya-yas all the way out tonight. I know I plan to.

Instead, leaven your "Do a shot every time Mooseolini cocks her head like Benji" drinking game (h/t The Stephanie Miller Show) with the knowledge that the Great Wad will wake up tomorrow unchanged, unaware that anything happened, and vaguely annoyed that all of the incomprehensible partisan noise ("from both sides", of course) is momentarily drowning out "Survivor: Gabon".

5 comments:

US Blues said...

Survivor: Gabon."

Jeez drifty, go easy on me. ;-)

andrea said...

The Rude Pundit on what Joe Biden should say...

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2008/10/what-biden-ought-to-say-rude-version-if.html

Anonymous said...

BOOM! Thanks DG :)

Melina said...

But...Gabon is the first one shot in HiDef!...
yes, I recorded it because I just couldn't move into this thing without a little Countdown first...

The words I was left with were "Freneticly folksy" from Rachel Maddow.
THis is a woman who is gonna boil your pet bunny...yeah, sure, shes all gosh-derned woman of the peoples, but cross her and she is gonna hunt you down and kill you with a kitchen knife.
It was something in the way her eyes narrowed as she said...whatever...she coulda been squeezing the charmin for all I care...and how she grabbed little limp Trix and pounded on his back real hard while the poor puppet boy tried to sleep. Shouldnt that baby be home in bed at some point?

Her folksy act is all shes got and its seeming sorta grasping and frantic lately. There is a real hard edge to that woman. I really dont like that she is gaining a national platform thru this run, because we will, sure as saccharine, be seeing her again! Shes a real faker and a real social climber...totally full of shot and disingenuous.

I still say Obama sweeps...its just the American way of knee jerk opposite day. If I'm wrong, well, VT looks good...maybe further north if there is gonna be a draft.

I feel like the specter of her standing up there next to Biden has cut us down a notch...we've lost something...and Dan Quayle is suddenly a great statesman! Its really humiliating.
I once had a stepmother alot like her, and I seem to remember backing her up to a wall and having to be pulled off of her because she was just so snotty and annoying.

fantastic as always Drifty!

Freida Bee said...

If a Barbie fall in the forest, how many thousands of years does it take for her to biodegrade?