You may only read this site if you've purchased Our Kampf from Amazon or Powell's or me
• • •
"Mike and Jon, Jon and Mike—I've known them both for years, and, clearly, one of them is very funny. As for the other: truly one of the great hangers-on of our time."—Steve Bodow, head writer, The Daily Show

"Who can really judge what's funny? If humor is a subjective medium, then can there be something that is really and truly hilarious? Me. This book."—Daniel Handler, author, Adverbs, and personal representative of Lemony Snicket

"The good news: I thought Our Kampf was consistently hilarious. The bad news: I’m the guy who wrote Monkeybone."—Sam Hamm, screenwriter, Batman, Batman Returns, and Homecoming

May 01, 2007

Two Different People So Nefariously Maligned

It's very sad:

Appearing before a committee of the bank’s board of directors and going on the attack after weeks of silence, Mr. Wolfowitz also charged that he had been the victim of “orchestrated leaks of false, misleading, incomplete and personal information” intended to “undermine my effectiveness as president.”

Somewhere in the afterworld, there's another "president" watching and saying: I too know how it feels to be the target of orchestrated, false leaks!

I like to believe that when Wolfowitz dies, he and Saddam will get a chance to compare notes on this. Also on who killed the most Iraqis.

Posted at May 1, 2007 05:35 AM | TrackBack

Reagan by far killed the most Iraqis. First by having the asshole put in power on a whim, then using him as a proxy against Iran, which killed untold scores of people. If you do the research, it was Ronnie, not Wolfie or Sadass that killed the most Iraqis.

Posted by: at May 1, 2007 08:56 AM

Wolfie's actually got two avenues to justification:

"You think Mr. Tobias is unappealing, take a look at me. How else am I supposed to get a little? In Norse mythology I'd be living under a bridge."

"I'm a full-fledged PNAC delegate to the Cheney administration. What were you expecting, integrity? My soul's been shaped by cloven-hoofed masters of deceit; I'm the victim here."

Posted by: cavjam at May 1, 2007 09:08 AM

I think that was one of the best punch-lines (for lack of a better word) that I've read on this site in the last two years. I read that and just said "oh snap! Buuuuurrrrrrnnn."

Posted by: gordon at May 1, 2007 01:36 PM


I have a strange question. A while back you were having blog problems and you made a call out to the "internet overmind" for help, or you used a term like it. Could you point me to the post where you did that? And could you discuss where you came up with the idea. I think it's great, and have been using it a lot, but I want to make sure you get all the credit. I searched with google, and I can only come up with my comments on your blog referencing your creation of it.

Posted by: patience at May 2, 2007 02:04 AM

Actually won't both Wolfie and Saddam be too busy complaining about the bum rashes caused by the blazing hot pitchforks shoved up where the sun don't shine?

Posted by: En Ming Hee at May 2, 2007 07:51 AM


Thank you. You should get credit for both. I think it's a brilliant observation actually - maybe it just seemed obvious to you though.

Can you discuss how the idea came about?

Posted by: patience at May 2, 2007 08:08 AM