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What our country really needs is more snark from insular publications.
At first I assumed this HAD to be from The Onion. Unhappily, no.
Meh. Satire needs some resemblance with reality to actually be satire.
God is sneaking back in the door with Trump. Oh, what a revolting development that is. And this time it's not Gaia riding her environmentalist UN chariot.
I thought it was funny. Perhaps someone could explain what's offensive about it.
Duh Nooyawkah is on a rather steep downward trajectory.
Very funny. He forgot to mention the great star President Wormwood falling onto to us from the sky, and then spending all his time on the golf course when he wasn't transforming our society and screwing up things from Compton to Cairo.
Every 4 years it's the same thing from Democrats. Plagiarizing themselves.
Dr. Carson made a point of giving honorable mention to Lucifer last night in his speech. Fitting.
The New Yorker is at least as weird as the Book of Revelation.
The Green, Baby, Class, Social, etc. Profits are unhappy that Republicans are trampling their prophecies and cutting of their revenue streams.
Not true as sources tell me Trump and his keystone kops are basing the convention solely on two Corinthians!Praise the Lord! And pass the collection basket ... for Trump.>The idea Trump or any of his sycophants would know anything about the Bible is somewhat amusing.
Lamar Gonna Set You Straight....The "New Yorker"? None of this shit means anything to a black man: this is the clever shit clever White People read when they pretend shit matters. You all realize you're just saying the same shit over and over again, right? Do you even listen to yourselves..?Talking about Revelations: when White People deal with something they don't like they always get all epic about it. Having to take your Audi in for an oil change is NOT Armageddon, bitches: try living with a broke-down 1985 Cutlass Cierra with a glove-box full of outstanding tickets for Driving While Black ...You know what Armageddon is to Black People? Having to live with White People -- THAT'S Armageddon. Every day with White People is like The Last Day on Earth for the Black Man, and then we have to live it over and over. Blessed are the Meek, cause it sure as hell ain't the blacks...You think you got Problems? Fuck You.I am Laslo.
The New Yorker elites are just so, so clever. And they have done such a great job too! Reduced Linda Greenhouse to tears.This kind of stuff shows why Trump wins. The American People are sick of The Masters of the Universe.
For a minute there I thought I was reading the NYT:“White women have spent centuries stealing black women’s genius, labor, babies, bodies.”Dem be some really old white womens.
Lamar Gonna Set You Straight....Black Olives Matter
I imagine God found it funny. Unless He didn't read it. Maybe He doesn't watch the Republican convention. Too boring. He probably plays dice instead.
Mogadishu on the Cuyahoga, day 3.
@Shiloh ..... It's "Praise the Lord and pass the ammo." Sheesh. PS: It is just me or does the label "The Bororwitz Report" sound a bit much.
“White women have spent centuries stealing black women’s genius, labor, babies, bodies.”In all fairness, back in the disco era, what with my not having the slightest idea how to dance, when pressed onto the dance floor, my only hope was to spot a black guy and to ape his moves, figuring that I'd be so bad at it that nobody could possibly notice.That's right. I said ape.
There's a red moon risingOn the Cuyahoga RiverRolling into Cleveland to the lakeThere's a red moon risingOn the Cuyahoga RiverRolling into Cleveland to the lakeThere's an oil barge windingDown the Cuyahoga RiverRolling into Cleveland to the lakeThere's an oil barge windingDown the Cuyahoga RiverRolling into Cleveland to the lakeCleveland city of light city of magicCleveland city of light you're calling meCleveland, even now I can rememberCause the Cuyahoga RiverGoes smokin' through my dreamsBurn on, big river, burn onBurn on, big river, burn onNow the Lord can make you tumbleAnd the Lord can make you turnAnd the Lord can make you overflowBut the Lord can't make you burnBurn on, big river, burn onBurn on, big river, burn onRandy Newman - Burn On Lyrics
Stupid sumbitch at the magazine for the New York numb nutted wouldn't know the Book of Revelation if it bit him on the backside. Same goes for 99 and 44/100th of his readers.
This just in: Dems accidently break glass on the "Open if Huckabee nominated" access panel and are unable to deviate from game plan directions contained within even after it is noticed that Huckabee is not the nominee.
The idea that a life long Presbyterian does not know anything about the book called the Bible is a display of total ignorance of The Christian Religion that was so clearly written for us by The Apostle Paul and rediscovered by John Calvin, John Knox and William Tyndale after 1000 years of captivity being used as a diluted ruling method for Rome and its Devine right Kings. Those guys literally created literacy in Christiandom 550 years ago, and no one is using those positive self confidence skills better today than the Calvinist Protestant DJT.
AReasonableMan: "Mogadishu on the Cuyahoga, day 3."And that explains why the bullets have not been flying by left-wing BLM/islamic murderers at the Republican National Convention and why the leftist protests have been very tame.Not to worry lefties, I'm sure there is an unsuspecting policeman/policewoman or two somewhere else that you can attack by putting glass in their lunch or ambushing to try and get your cop-kill rate up where you'd like it.
"Randy Newman - Burn On Lyrics"Political ScienceNo one likes us-I don't know whyWe may not be perfect, but heaven knows we tryBut all around, even our old friends put us downLet's drop the big one and see what happensWe give them money-but are they grateful?No, they're spiteful and they're hatefulThey don't respect us-so let's surprise themWe'll drop the big one and pulverize themAsia's crowded and Europe's too oldAfrica is far too hotAnd Canada's too coldAnd South America stole our nameLet's drop the big oneThere'll be no one left to blame usWe'll save AustraliaDon't wanna hurt no kangarooWe'll build an All American amusement park thereThey got surfin', tooBoom goes London and boom PareeMore room for you and more room for meAnd every city the whole world roundWill just be another American townOh, how peaceful it will beWe'll set everybody freeYou'll wear a Japanese kimonoAnd there'll be Italian shoes for meThey all hate us anyhowSo let's drop the big one nowLet's drop the big one now
Comedians tells jokes, are if they are morally decent sorts, they punch up not down. You are not punching up if you're shilling for the party that inhabits the White House.I don't consider Andy Borowitz or Samantha Be to be comedians. I consider them to be live sex act performers.Basically, their act is to go on stage & see how far they can work the Administration's cock up their ass.
Damn! I knew I had seen something like it before.
Meade wrote:He probably plays dice instead.You can believe Meade, or you can believe Einstein.
I imagine God found it funny. Unless He didn't read it. Maybe He doesn't watch the Republican convention. Too boring. He probably plays dice instead.Yeah, and Earth is one of the dice.
Speaking of plagiarism, d'yall know that Hillary lifted her campaign slogan, "I'm with her" from a short-live 2003 TV show, "I'm With Her." Plagiarism? Copyright infringement?If she really wanted to use a TV show title for a slogan, why not Arrested Development, The Big House or Every Witch Way?
I wonder why we don't see any, "Will Democrats over reach?" articles about this non-issue.I mean, we get it for Republicans over issues where people die, so you'd think the press would be curious about any over reaching here.The Democrats set up the rules already: Plagiarism doesn't matter to them. Why do they act like they care now?
Folks, let's give credit where credit is due. At least Borowitz knows what the Book of Revelations is.
Another Cleveland song: "There's no surf in Cleveland", Euclid Beach Bandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYHnBYZwP94Put together for a fund-raiser some decades ago.
That was funny. The problem these days is when you see that quote, you expect that whoever is saying it means it literally. And you will be labeled a hater for pointing out how ridiculous it is. Parody only works when you have a bedrock of sanity to work with.
I'm with the Bat. It is pretty funny. The opening quote sounds just deadpan enough to be some prattling academic, the Four Horsemen is a nice followup, and the Manafort quotes sound a lot like a political manager disingenuously denying the painfully obvious. One of Borowitz' better efforts, actually. And he had sense enough not to go on too long.
And the "B" side which might be a fitting backgournd sound track for the convention for some."Laugh in the Dark" which includes the obligatory scary clown.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHou8boSvUsWhich includes nice historical footage and photos of a long-gone amusement park - Euclid Beach Park.
The author most likely had to borrow a Bible to source his article.
@Jupiter/Static,One of Borowitz' better efforts, actually. I agree. But Borowitz has just poisoned the well for me by being a Democratic shill over & over again in the most self-righteous & unimaginative way possible. This time, he was an imaginative shill.And, as Big Mike points out, that a secular liberal Jew knows the Book of Revelation well enough to build a column around it is a pleasant surprise in itself.
Violence spiked last year higher in major cities, in a single year, more than ever before in our nation's tracked history of crime stats. In the past month, there's been alot of police killed and wounded by criminals seeking them out. Race relations are at a ~50 year low in our country. A commonwealth is about to go bankrupt for the first time in 80 years.Terrorism is on the rise globally and we are engaged in large scale land wars in 2 middle eastern countries and many more we don't talk about, unsuccessfully by most measures. Our biggest allies in Europe are struggling with their own economic and border issues.Mass immigration continues unchecked into the U.S., with an unsecure border and no solution in place and most arguments around "expel them" or "naturalize them" rather than middle ground approaches.Iran, a country we just inked a pretty secretive deal with, is openly pursuing nuclear ambitions and breaking the deal as well as using released funds to support terrorism - again, openly.China is expansionist and at war with the Phillipines over land rights and continues to steal state secrets without ramification.Russia is expansionist - successfully thus far - and deliberately antagonizing our military on numerous fronts....I understand it's easy to feel cozy in your surroundings here in the U.S., but it is not a cozy time. It is a time for girding for whats to come.
You know, Steve Martin could hit one like this out of the park every time in his New Yorker essays.Very nice satire by Borowitz.Too bad he has been insufferable all those other times.
btw Althouse, you do know this was a joke? As there is no humor/satire tag.
If he compared it to a poor pro wrestling event, it'd have worked. It seems to be schlocky as all royal Hell (honestly, it would be a bit insulting to wrestling to compare this to it).
It's funny.I imagine God found it funny. Unless He didn't read it. Maybe He doesn't watch the Republican convention. Too boring. He probably plays dice instead.Wrong. Ask Einstein.
Roughcoat said...Wrong. Ask Einstein.Well, so far he's wrong, but thought QM was an approximation of a yet unknown unified field theory which would explain the apparent randomness. So far."The first is that his use of the word ‘God’ implies that he was a religious person who believed in the existence of God. Nothing could be further from the truth; indeed, Einstein can be described more accurately as an outright atheist....There were thus three features of Quantum Mechanics that Einstein disapproved of – it was probabilistic, nonlocal, and linear. Despite this opposition, Einstein realized that it was a successful theory within its domain of applicability. He believed that a future unified field theory would have to reproduce the results of Quantum Mechanics, perhaps as a linear approximation to a deeper nonlinear theory....Today, 50 years after his death, the mainstream of physics does not take Einstein’s approach seriously. The popular notion is that he was unreasonably opposed to the highly successful Quantum Mechanics. While I have tried to correct this misconception by presenting Einstein’s cogent reasoning behind his stand, only time (and perhaps future brilliant scientists who take up his approach) will tell us if he was justified. Let us not forget that Newton’s theory of gravity was enormously successful until Einstein came along. We await the next Einstein."
Einstein's theories are being upended even as we speak/post. But that's a subject for another thread.
I should have come to the comment section first. I don't like giving them page views/clicks but thought it was the Onion.
The first is that his use of the word ‘God’ implies that he was a religious person who believed in the existence of God. Nothing could be further from the truth; indeed, Einstein can be described more accurately as an outright atheist.Bollocks. Einstein explicitly said "I am not an atheist" and claimed to be, and acted like, a Spinozan pantheist. He was, in fact, angered when atheists quoted him in support of their views.mockturtle: Einstein's theories are being upended even as we speak/post.Forgive me, but: double-bollocks. General Relativity is the best attested physical theory we have, and continues to develop increasingly parsimonious theoretical expression. By comparison, high-energy physics has been wandering in a desert for about 90 years, with no end in sight for the claptrap of String Theory, Brane Theory, M-Theory... It's much more likely that we'll see fruit from Gauge Theory Gravity with Geometric Calculus and/or Quantum Gauge Field Theory in Cohesive Homotopy Type Theory than in any of the currently trendy nonsense in physics.
Snively, I wasn't referring to his General Relativity theory.
Paul, I don't read 'pop physics' so I couldn't argue about that but I read some interesting hypotheses regarding pressure equivalence and gravity in the context of dark matter.
mockturtle, OK, color my curiosity piqued. Got link(s)?
This is one: http://phys.org/news/2012-09-mathematicians-theory-dark-energy-einstein.html
mockturtle said..."Snively, I wasn't referring to his General Relativity theory."Einstein's General Theory Of Relativity might more appropriately be termed Einstein's Geometric Theory of Gravitation. So, yeah, you were.
OK. I was obliquely referring to one facet of the Theory.
Blogger AReasonableMan said...Mogadishu on the Cuyahoga, day 3.I know that Cleveland is a minority rich city, but it is not nice to make an issue of it.
mockturtle: That's interesting. It seems possibly related to other recent work generalizing and unifying Maxwell's equations, such as this. I still wouldn't call it overturning Einstein, since it appears to simply add terms to his field equations, but it ain't beanbag, either.
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