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March 15, 2005

I Feel Unexpected Affection For George Bush

I don't like the "look at this picture of [someone I disagree with] looking stupid!" school of commentary. If you take enough pictures of any person, they will look stupid in a least a few of them. So, all you're proving when you do this is that the person you disagree with is a person. What an achievement.

So that's not what I'm getting at with this picture. On the contrary: it reminds me of George Bush's berserk humanity. Nothing, not even the power of the presidency, can protect human beings from the silliness within us all.

ALSO: When you saw this picture, did you try to make this face yourself? Be honest.

Posted at March 15, 2005 08:38 AM | TrackBack

Yes, I did try to make this face when I saw it, I'll be honest. Unfortunately, I seem to have sprained my neck in the process.

Now I have to walk around all day looking like I'm Protecting Our Seniors. Thanks a lot, Jon.

Posted by: Ted at March 15, 2005 11:05 AM

Perhaps sadly, only moments like this keep me from despising GWB with a cold, yet burning intensity.

Posted by: blondie at March 15, 2005 11:34 AM

Perhaps sadly, only moments like this keep me from despising GWB with a cold, yet burning intensity.

Posted by: blondie at March 15, 2005 11:34 AM

Sorry for the double post. If I could remove it, I would.

Posted by: blondie at March 15, 2005 11:35 AM

I'm tired of our seniors being protected all the time. Why can't they ever fend for themselves?

I mean, seriously, what the fuck are we? The EU? Some kind of goddamned welfare state? The beauty of the free market isn't that it favors the PEOPLE, its that it favors THE WINNERS. If old people can't win they should just have to suck it like the rest of the losers!


Posted by: Josh Berthume at March 15, 2005 03:33 PM

Too bad that photo wasn't taken a little closer, because another one of George's endearing qualities is how he's curiously not bicameral.

Speaking of oh, the humanity, what's with the woman on the right and that microphone?

Posted by: Arvin Hill at March 16, 2005 08:55 AM

One might think I would feel badly that a penguin is superior to me, but no. I can accept that my lot in life is to be lesser to a non-flying bird. Hey, he's a great swimmer and a snappy dresser!

Posted by: blondie at March 16, 2005 09:07 AM

One wonders whether the "woman" at right is a woman. In these tragic times, would it surprise anyone if she were actually a eunuch, traumatically molded into a servicebot?

This is a great blog - hilarious, incisive, a worthy time killer. It now owns a coveted permalink on my own young blog which I can but hope will measure up someday.

Thanks for putting it out there.

Posted by: Charlie at March 16, 2005 09:32 PM

You've got it wrong, Jonathan. He's not making a face, he's having his neck twisted by an invisible assailant who is attempting to break it. If someone had a death-grip on your face, I bet it would look pretty funny too.

In other news: Did he acquire the Big Suit from David Byrne? That thing is huge!

Posted by: saurabh at March 17, 2005 01:00 PM