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September 22, 2005

Again, I Find Myself Stymied By Life On Earth

Curtis Dahlgren of Renew America speaks:

I guess I've been writing about the Puritans lately because Katrina means "Purity." Liberal academics have a fear of "looking back" upon history--much like Frankenstein's fear of looking at a cross (that may be even more profound than modesty would appear to permit). What else would explain recent judicial "edicts"?

"Frankenstein"—ha! What an embarrassing mistake by Mr. Dahlgren!

Obviously the reference should be to Frankenstein's monster.


Posted at September 22, 2005 12:44 PM | TrackBack

Let me illuminate the text for you. Mr. Dahlgren clearly meant that Frankenstein's shame upon having created life and usurped the role of the Creator was so great that the mere sight of the Christian symbol struck terror in his heart when he imagined the reckoning he would surely face after his death.

Try and keep up. There WILL be a quiz later. (cue sinister music)

Posted by: saurabh at September 22, 2005 05:51 PM

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
why don't you go where fashion sits,
Puttin' on the ritz.

Different types who wear a day coat, pants with stripes
and cutaway coat, perfect fits,
Puttin' on the ritz.

Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)

Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks
or "umberellas" in their mitts,
Puttin' on the ritz.

Have you seen the well-to-do up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare with their noses in the air
High hats and Arrow collars white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime for a wonderful time

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
why don't you go where fashion sits,
Puttin' on the ritz.
Puttin' on the ritz.
Puttin' on the ritz.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at September 22, 2005 08:10 PM

as a certified member of the unenlightenment, wasn't the monster, Frankenstein's, afraid of "looking at a fire"?

Posted by: rich at September 22, 2005 08:12 PM

Whereas conservative academics love to look back on history, because the history they look back on consists of shit they make up, i.e., history they have invented in order to justify their political ideas.

Posted by: jonj at September 22, 2005 09:03 PM

Oh, of course. Nothing else can explain the rash of judicial edicts that are quickly drowning the nation in a sump of depravity. It's Occam's fucking razor -- can't you people get this?

Posted by: Axis of Evel Knievel at September 23, 2005 12:46 AM

Did the ever modest Mr. Dahlgren mean to imply that there is profundity to be found in Katrina's "purifying" of New Orleans? Should American conservatives look upon their own history, they shall find a plethora of burning crosses as well as burned out churches. Hypocrisy and irony seem to be two sides of a coin the right has never examined.

Posted by: cavjam at September 23, 2005 01:23 AM

Scared of crosses? I think you mean Dracula, dipshit.

Posted by: clete at September 23, 2005 07:12 AM