Over the weekend, Arimathea received its millionth hit (of combined hits for all the pages). Huzzah!
Lady Ann has linked to a three year old gem from The Onion: “Media Having Trouble Finding Right Angle on Obama’s Double-Homicide.”
WASHINGTON—More than a week after President Barack Obama’s cold-blooded killing of a local couple, members of the American news media admitted Tuesday that they were still trying to find the best angle for covering the gruesome crime.
“I know there’s a story in there somewhere,” said Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, referring to Obama’s home invasion and execution-style slaying of Jeff and Sue Finowicz on Apr. 8. “Right now though, it’s probably best to just sit back and wait for more information to come in. After all, the only thing we know for sure is that our president senselessly murdered two unsuspecting Americans without emotion or hesitation.”
Added Meacham, “It’s not so cut and dried.” . . .
The New York Times newsroom is reportedly still undecided on whether or not to print a recent letter received from Obama, in which the president threatens to kill another helpless citizen every Tuesday and “fill [his] heavenly palace with slaves for the afterlife” unless the police “stop the darkness from screaming.”
“President Obama’s letter presents us with a classic journalistic quandary,” executive editor Bill Keller said. “If we print it, then we’re giving him control over the kinds of stories we choose to run. It would be an acknowledgment that we somehow give the nation’s commander in chief special treatment.”
Added Keller, “And that’s just not how the press in this country works.”
Read the rest. How bizarre is it that the farcical rag is the most popular honest publication in America?
George Carlin may have been a vulgar belittler of Western culture, an unrepentant secular atheist, and a quasi-Marxist, but he nonetheless was a keen observer of society. Even with his misplaced principles and blindspots, he often delievered good sense. As I remarked in “Franchesca Ramsey,” contemporary comedians mostly follow the non-comedic Euripides in their mordant social commentary. In the following video, Carlin rightly criticizes the Anglophone world’s perverse regime where, as the French note, “l’enfant est roi.” (rated R)
Carlin also attacks the wickedness of the social climbing, technocratic bourgeois (oddly, while simultaneously being egalitarian and anti-bourgeois), postmodern, self-esteem boosting, feminized Left and its delusions about human beings and child rearing.
It may be of interest to you to know that Carlin had two successful marriages, which is extraordinary among American celebrities. He married Brenda Hosbrook (of Dayton, Ohio) in A.D. 1961 when they were twenty-four years old, and they remained married until her death in A.D. 1997. One year later, he married Sally Wade, and their marriage lasted until his death ten years later.