Friday, June 10, 2011

If We're Not Supposed to Dance, Why All This Music?

Weiner was discussed at Thursday Night Pints, just two this week, me and D. We each told each other exactly what we could have guessed each of us would say re: Weiner. That's not precisely true: he had heard me tell the George Carlin joke about power before, how anyone driving slower than me is a jerk and anyone driving faster an asshole, though he hadn't heard me say that the only person I know who ever ran for any office who wasn't an asshole ran for office to keep a particular asshole out of office but also to prove a non-asshole could win, and he lost. 

What's it like in Blogland, he asked. Everyone's digitally competing to be the definer of the ultimate cultural significance of Weiner, I said. That everyone's digitally competing to be the definer of the ultimate cultural significance of Weiner instead of impotently yammering about about anything that matters IS the ultimate cultural significance of Weiner. My blog will say this Friday morning. You don't get a scotch for that, he said, though I got a charity pint for effort since I don't drink scotch.


Gregory Orr

To be alive: not just the carcass
But the spark.
That's crudely put, but…

If we're not supposed to dance,
Why all this music?


  1. And here I assumed Mr. Fattman was a cartoon on Adult Swim.

    Didn't mention Weiner one bit at my cesspool and that means I *don't* win the internets? Dammit, I really wanted that t-shirt.

  2. Bwahaha! At first glance I thought you said furries instead of ferries. My way was funnier.

  3. I'm happy to say I've refused to put a blog post about weiner's wiener.

    Are we nothing more than a nation of Chris Matthews? (rhetorical ?)

  4. Also. I'm confident that Planet doesn't need my opinion but the Panasonic Lumix (same as my Leica) is a terrific camera.

  5. Reich + Salon = eternal lies, under pretense of shared cultural values and wisdom.

  6. When I saw the headline, "What do you want in White Flint?" I found myself thinking, if only for a fraction of a second, that they'd renamed the city in Michigan in order to lure back industry & investment. Silly me.

  7. Also. Robert Reich is not profoundly stupid.

  8. If Reich believes Obama is a good faith actor - as in has the same motivations as Reich* but either can't or won't act on them - Reich is profoundly stupid.

    * Reich may or not be a good faith actor himself, though if I had to choose who was shittier, Reich or Obama, it's Obama by a landslide)