Random notes plus Insert Weiner joke here.Posted: June 6, 2011
Congratulations to Pole and Rope / Michael Curtis on winning a “Three Castles” award for his Dungeon Alphabet book. As artist for “C is for Caves” and “X is for Xenophobia” in that project, I get a mini pat on the back as well with his win, but the real ‘congrats’ go to the author… and perhaps to Goodman Games for having turned Curtis’ blog posts into a book.
I thought I wanted to say something about John Edwards, Anthony Weiner, Dominic Strauss-Kahn, Schwartzenegger and all the other men of power and position who have gotten into trouble with their dicks in one way or another, but what would be the point? In response to being confronted with the image of a man’s crotch with penis at half mast covered by jockey shorts that was sent out by SOMEONE from his Twitter account, Weiner was moved to say, “I’m going to say that I can’t say with certitude it’s me or it’s not…” Dork. Really? Is this the issue of the day?
Observation: If you know even a little bit of German, the name ‘Weiner’ isn’t funny anymore since you realize that ‘Wein’ means ‘Vienna’ and therefore “Weiner” is just a name that means “from Vienna.” Then again, in German the word for thick is ‘dick,’ so have fun with it.
Further Ruminations: People in positions of power are usually quite weird. The little people don’t (and probably can’t) understand them. Stalin used to make Kruschev do animal imitations in cabinet meetings. Mao would simply announce to subordinates that he wanted to fuck their wives and they should send her over at such-and-such a time. I don’t know if these people start out weird and this helps them get to the top or the process of clawing their way to the top of the heap makes them that way… but on a scale of weirdness, sending underwear pics is probably pretty tame stuff.
In Boston, Sarah Palin, apropos of absolutely nothing, presented a rather muddled idea of basic history when she described the midnight ride of Paul Revere thusly:
“He who warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms, by ringing those bells, and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.”
Really? I’d try to tell her what is wrong with that bit of word salad but I don’t even know where to start. For the record, I don’t think she is stupid, I think she just does not give a fuck… which is probably worse.
Breaking news edit: The wizards of Wikipedia have been having trouble with Palin supporters editing the entry on Paul Revere in order to make it coincide with Sarah Palin’s version of the story. I can’t decide if this is hilarious or just depressing.
In other news, Dr. Jack Kevorkian (aka Dr. Death) died the other day… although details are sketchy, it does not appear to be suicide. Ironic, huh?