November 9, 2007

"I was overwhelmed by a sudden access of lava-like agony, accompanied by the vertiginous sensation that there was no there there."

That's Christopher Hitchens describing.... guess what?

13 comments:

AllenS said...

I'm going to comment before I click the link: Mexican food?

AllenS said...

Good, God! What was the man thinking? Why would any man do this?

Ron said...

"There's no there there"? Dorothy Parker is on his mind at that moment? Yikes!

Plus, we should apply (ahem) the phrase "sandpaper handjob" in our political discussions here, i.e., "Hillary gave Obama a sandpaper handjob about health care in last nights debate," or "Rudy gave McCain a sandpaper handjob on waterboarding yesterday."

Paco Wové said...

Hmmm.... waterboarding? Anal sex?

Simon said...

Interesting that the avowed atheist, in his moment of pain and horror, turns instinctively to...

"...surely you can't be serious about putting … Oh Jesus."

Simon said...

Ron - I really think it would be for the best if we did not.

Lawgiver said...

Hmmm.... waterboarding? Anal sex?

Given a choice I would prefer waterboarding.

Trooper York said...

A dinner date with Maxine.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

If he thinks that's bad, just wait 'til he gets to Purgatory. [God willing.]

Paul Zrimsek said...

That was a hell of a thing.
--Tony Shalhoub in Galaxy Quest (1999)

stoqboy said...

There is no there there - Gertrude Stein.

Trooper York said...

[having his belly hair waxed]
Andy Stitzer: [yells] Yooooooooow, Kelly Clarkson!
Andy Stitzer: [yells] Yoooooooooow,
I hate you.
Andy Stitzer: [yells] Yoooooooooow,
Blow me.
Andy Stitzer: [yells] Yoooooooooow,
You suck. Ok that's enough. I have to go home and post some comments on Althouse.
(The 40 Year Old Virgin, 2005)

Blake said...

Fun fact:

Steve Carrell was actually being waxed for that scene and the subsequence scene of him walking down the street in his blood-flecked shirt is not a special effect.

Talk about suffering for your art.