August 24, 2003

The back of him

I tried to read this bilious, anti-American good-bye letter by some bloke named Ed Vulliamy but I find bad writing (and people who think that the Allman Brothers are "cool" because people who worked for the Clinton administration listened to them) boring. Doesn't the Guardian/Observer have editors?

(Via BuzzMachine... by Jeff Jarvis.)

Update: hee hee hee hee!

Posted by Andrea Harris at August 24, 2003 11:04 AM

I tried to read the letter as well, but couldn't seem tokeep my lunch down, so I clicked out. Not worth my time. I've got better things to do, like pick my nose.

Posted by: Gennie at August 24, 2003 at 12:38 PM

There are a million reasons the Allmans are cool. Clinton administration figures listening habits are not one of them -- they also liked Fleetwood Mac. Nuff said...

[my eyeballs, my eyeballs!!!]

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at August 24, 2003 at 06:19 PM

I thought the Allmans were a lot cooler before I found out that people who worked for the Clinton Administration liked them. But I was gratified to see, that there is at least one person, in the world, who overuses commas, more than, I do,.

Posted by: Ken Summers at August 25, 2003 at 09:10 AM

Jeebus, what a complete, utter waste of pixels! He's moaning because there are poor people in America, as if there were none back in Old Blighty. He's whining because the American people don't care about soccer. He's... Ick, I can't go on. I believe the term the Brits use to describe folks like him is "wanker." Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, Vulliamy.

Posted by: BarCodeKing at August 25, 2003 at 11:16 AM

The Guardian does not employ editors because they are an affront to the personal expression of thier writers.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at August 25, 2003 at 03:18 PM

I stopped when the "Bush executed people in Texas and that's bad" meme transformed itself into "Texas executed somebody - hooray for Clinton, that good guy". No shame at all, just more bashing.

Posted by: John Anderson at August 25, 2003 at 06:14 PM

John Cale? Patti Smith? If the fool must drop names so incessantly, he could at least come up with names that actually drop instead of floating away.

Posted by: Paul Zrimsek at August 25, 2003 at 06:44 PM

The Allman Brothers are way cool.

But only musically.

Politically, they actually campaigned for Jimmy Carter in the '70s. So, I mean... what else can you say there?

Posted by: Dean Esmay at August 26, 2003 at 03:07 AM

What a noxious pile of liberal elitist blather.

Susan Sontag is one of the "greatest writers" in the world? Which world would we be speaking of? Empire light my ass- Bush sees two smoking craters where there used to be two massive towers... brought to us courtesy of a rich boy punk with an army man complex from Saudi Arabia. Bush wants to end this sort of nonsense, made possible when Clinton took a pass on putting OBL out of commission when he was president. End of fucking list.

John Cale burps up a psychotic rant about how the new administration is a bunch of meanies and slides evil under his door every morning- this of course is a man speaking for the masses, uh huh. Oooh, there's fascism afoot- doubtless Mr. Cale is slaving away in the North Dakota gulags, hard by the Lakota Sioux reservation the limousine humanitarian author took an adventure vacation at.

Talk of sinister conspiracies like the crap spouted by Sontag and Cale are rather odd- these evil conspiracies are purportedly headed up by someone dumber than dumb, our miserable misunderestimated President. Which is it? Dumbass or evil Supergenius? One thing IS clear in this scenario- Cale and Sontag are dumbasses, cheerfully and freely whining about their fascist oppressors while living in opulent and unarrested comfort.

Bush didn't want to get up to watch a soccer game-what an evil evil man. At least we knew Bush was in bed with his wife at the time.

The author seems to have an almost surgically precise amnesia problem- Kenneth Lay threw a ton of money at the Republicans (more specifically Bush) but none at the DNC during Clinton's reign of thievery- right. Also no mention of Gore the bagman at Buddhist temples, the shabby business of renting out the White House like a B&B for donations, the fire sale of technology conducted for the Chinese by the Head Hilljack. He maintains that "all" of Clinton's military actions were welcomed...oops- forgot about Clinton bombing an aspirin factory, and he forgot bombing Milosevic was run WITHOUT sanction by the UN security council, supposedly like eeeeeevil Bush and Iraq. But that's okay, because Clinton was "cool" and stuff.

And there you have it- Clinton was by far the superior statesman because he played saxaphone on Arsenio, talked about his underwear on MTV, and listened to Fleetwood Mac. Game set match, his premise is unassailable..... damn man, them there English fellers sure is smart.

Posted by: the Idler at September 9, 2003 at 01:19 PM