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April 16, 2005

Bob Harris, Right Again

Bob Harris has further thoughts about the "America We Stand As Glurge" video:

I'm almost starting to feel bad for the guy, who has been mocked mercilessly for what was apparently a completely sincere effort. I mean, how would you feel? Years after making this obscure little power-ditty for charity in the wake of 9/11 (and remember, a lot of folks had their brains scrambled by all that), his total web traffic apparently doubles in just two weeks -- and almost all of it from people who think he's suddenly a poster boy for everything crass in American culture...

Granted, the video has perfectly captured the wide-eyed innocent empty screaming averageness Christopher Guest and friends have built entire careers out of simulating. There's no getting around that. Rarely has such a perfect item ever been created. You can almost imagine people holding midnight showings and acting out the parts in costume...

You should read it all.

Posted at April 16, 2005 07:43 AM | TrackBack

The glurge can eat you both now. You've fallen under its spell. Next thing, you and Bob will be sporting mullets. You could have run away with the girl carrying the AK-47, but you chose the glurge.

Posted by: Harry at April 16, 2005 09:38 AM


What makes you think we don't sport mullets already? Mullets that are huge and glurge-engorged? We sit in the gorge and endure and become glurge-spore engorged.

What I'm saying is, don't be so quick to judge.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at April 16, 2005 05:55 PM

Bob's subtle ways didn't fool me a bit. The sweet reason, the gentle irony, the understanding and the genuine compassion can mean only one thing. To see clearly is to approve and support.

Posted by: Harry at April 16, 2005 07:14 PM