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July 11, 2004

I Don't Get It

If you want guidelines on how to be alive, the Church of the SubGenius has provided the most cogent set of commandments in history. True, there are millions of them and most of them contradict each other. But it's easy to remember the most important ones, like "Don't Try To Be Funny If You're Not." Today the Washington Post published a prime example of someone violating this.

By the way, I don't believe it's impossible to be conservative and funny. (See here, for instance.) It's just very difficult.

Posted at July 11, 2004 06:27 AM | TrackBack