September 6, 2006

No matter how bad you look...

... "hipster" is always within reach:

35 comments:

somefeller said...

Oh, Ann, a Michael Moore is ugly joke? This is Jeff Goldstein territory, which is to say, beneath you. Or at least should be. If you had just left it off with a tagline like "Michael Moore - the hippest guy ever to come from Flint, Michigan!", you would have made a clever comment and gotten the point across, without going for the (now conservative blogosphere cliched) easy joke.

Oh, and before someone chimes in with a predictable "gee, are you upset she insulted your idol" comment, I'm not a big Michael Moore fan. I think his work is heavy-handed and he inserts himself too much in his films. Errol Morris and Deborah Stratman are much more my speed as documentary filmmakers.

SippicanCottage said...

Wow. Necrophilia and Coprophagia in one day.

tiggeril said...

Grow the beard back! Grow the beard back!

Palladian said...

somefeller, your comment is dangerously close to "You, a law professor!" territory.

Sippican, not to mention that "world's fattest man has surgery" post earlier today...

Sort of reminds me of the 35 year old men with quasi-mohawks that I see rolling around New York on skateboards. The sad thing is seeing physically attractive people actually making themselves look like ugly dirtbags in pursuit of the hipster look.

Revenant said...

At first glance I thought the picture was of a fat woman with close-cropped hair. Seriously, stick a curly grey wig and a mumu on that guy and he could star in Big Momma's House 3.

I agree with tiggeril. He needs to regrow the beard. Excess weight can make men look feminine, and Moore's fallen victim to that.

SippicanCottage said...

Um...sufficient goats!

word verification: pcpyy

indeed!

MadisonMan said...

I hope I'm aging more gracefully.

This is the counterpoint to the Katie Couric posts of Monday, right?

Brian O'Connell said...

Yeah, Ann. Doin't make fun of fat people. Make fun of Flint, Michigan!

somefeller said...

"somefeller, your comment is dangerously close to "You, a law professor!" territory."

No, it's not. While I don't post here all the time I think I've done so with enough civility to be given the benefit of the doubt. Most "you, a law professor" comments are dumb comments in which the person doesn't like what Ann has to say and feels a need to bring up her profession as an argument of some sort. The law professor comments usually don't prove anything other than the fact that the person making the comment doesn't know much about law professors one way or another and can't come up with anything better to use in their argument.

My comment is simply that "Michael Moore is fat/ugly/sweaty" jokes are at this point really tired, and that Ann can do a lot better. The cliche may be amusing to some people, as all cliches are (personally, I always get a laugh from a pie-in-the-face gag or a fart joke), but that doesn't make it any less of a cliche.

Pogo said...

Really?
I never seem to grow tired of hearing "Michael Moore is fat/ugly/sweaty" jokes".

But I thought this was more of a "older men trying to look hip generally fail badly" joke.

But I'm game for both genres.

chrisburp said...

The picture reminds me of a Roy Orbison photo--wouldn't want to insult Roy though.

BJK said...

Roy Orbison got faa-tttt....

BJK said...

darn it...beat by one minute!

Ron said...

Wow, that Garrison Keilor has put on a few pounds, hasn't he?

Sippican: I can see "necro Copro" being a new personals short hand:

"SWM NecroCopro seeks pulse-optional similar. No cats."

HaloJonesFan said...

OH GOD IT'S TERRIFYING GET IT OFF MY SCREEN AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

tcd said...

Thoughts of Thanksgiving dinner spring to mind suddenly. Why is that? Can't quite wrap my hands around it. Ugh! This is so frustrating I feel I need to wring somebody's neck!

Johnny Nucleo said...

It's not that Michael Moore is ugly (Other than me and Ann, who isn't ugly?). It's that he looks so goddamn miserable. Look at that guy! He's a millionare and a rock star of the left, but can he enjoy it? Of course not, because America is doomed, doomed, doomed!

What must it be like to ride around in a limo all day thinking America is doomed, doomed, doomed?

If I were Michael Moore I'd just say screw it and get some hookers and some blow and a bucket of original recipe, which I would not share with the hookers. But I would share the blow, because that would make them more amenable to my bizarre sexual tastes.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, I just pointed out that he went for the hipster look. You all are the ones making a big deal about him being fat. At least he's mobile.

Johnny Nucleo said...

Because he's got a limo!

Fenrisulven said...

AND it looks like he took a bath.

But I see now why he grew a beard. Something about the mouth is petty..

SippicanCottage said...
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SippicanCottage said...

Ann- It was a boat in search of a mooring.

Johnny Nucleo- Whoah big fellah. Who isn't ugly, you ask?

You're talking to the cottage man here. Women want me. Men want to be me. Man, I'm better looking than Cary Grant chromed. If I was any better looking you'd have to avert your eyes. I'm ashamed of myself being this good looking and smart too. I get more tail than a toilet seat. When I get run out of town people think it's a parade. I've got more chicks than a rooster... I...I...

Well... my socks match, anyway.

J. Peden said...

What was he arrested for?

knoxgirl said...

Michael Moore is fat/ugly/sweaty

LOL!

Goesh said...

I thought we had finished with Necrophilia??

Al Maviva said...

My comment is simply that "Michael Moore is fat/ugly/sweaty" jokes are at this point really tired

Somefeller is right, Ann. Michael Moore can be decimated on the merits without resorting to posting pictures that allude to his gluttony and unhappiness, or his failed attempt at appearing stylish.

But if you absolutely had to go there, you could have noted that his shirt sleeps six, and comes with an optional fly, vestibule and ground tarp.

bill said...

Don't see Roy Orbison, though Garrison Keillor almost works. The photo reminded me of an older Truman Capote, but with hair.

Goesh said...

He looks like Vlad the Impaler, a centrist figure in the Daily KOS blog and anchor for the prorogation of conservative politics. Personally I don't think he would f*** the dead, but from a culinary perspective, who is to say?

tjl said...

"Michael Moore is fat/ugly/sweaty" jokes are at this point really tired."

Surely Plato was right when he suggested that beauty and truth are not unrelated.

MD said...

But somefeller, I thought she was making a fashion joke, not a he's fat joke? I guess I read too many fashion blogs, hipster that I am...

Fenrisulven said...

J. Peden: What was he arrested for?

Game-Set-Match to Peden. Nicely done :)

Freeman Hunt said...

I wish the hipster look would end.

Men, embrace your masculinity!

reader_iam said...

After seeing this post, I realized that Moore's glasses and mine are startlingly similar (except mine are red). How distracting! I have not been able to get this out of my mind as I have been getting ready for the day (you know, washing face, brushing teeth a coupla times, applying make-up...).

Damn it, if I end up thinking of Michael Moore every time I look into the mirror, I'm going to hold it against you, Ann. Or send you the bill for new specs.

Thank goodness I grew my hair out over the last couple of years.

Joe said...

To paraphrase Zappa, the ugliest part of his body is his mind.
Sippican: Necrophilia and coprophagia on the same day - LMAO!

Pat Patterson said...

Please tell me that is not Wally Cox before dying of some glandular disorder?