Three Links (Vol. 2)

September 5, 2008, 9:55 am; posted by
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— “You really haven\’t lived until you\’ve been attacked by a monkey.” That’s really all you’ve got to say to get me interested.

— Girls in Australia are urged not to play or even touch the didgeridoo because of a “range of consequences” that starts with infertility. I know an excellent didgeridoo player; I wonder if he originally picked it up to repel women, or if it was just a useful side effect.

— And brave pioneer Oprah, after stonewalling Justice Clarence Thomas on his book tour, is dragging her feet on a potential appearance by Gov. Sarah Palin. Apparently the only women and black people she wants to celebrate are the ones who agree with her.


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5 Comments to “Three Links (Vol. 2)”

  1. Tom on September 5th, 2008 2:22 pm

    I only want to celebrate women and black people who agree with me too! As long as they’re also white. And male.

    But seriously, Oprah is NOT a journalist, she’s an entertainer. The veneer of authority she wears was slathered on by rabid middle aged women who (I’ll assume from an O magazine ad on her website) care more about “the world’s fastest fitness plan, six steps to get your creative juices flowing, smart ways to speed up your beauty routine, the best buys for fall and more!” than they do electoral politics.

    I’m no more put out by this nonsense than I was the piping chorus of celebrities who didn’t move to Canada either time George W. was elected, and if it pokes a few holes in the “cult of O,” even better.

  2. Steve on September 5th, 2008 3:02 pm

    Speaking of poking holes, there’s another article here that addresses that.

  3. David on September 5th, 2008 3:27 pm

    No comment on the Didgeridoo Tom?

  4. Tom on September 8th, 2008 9:33 am

    I prefer to let the record speak for itself on the didgeridoo issue.

  5. Djere on September 8th, 2008 9:40 am

    And let the record show that Tom has yet to prove his lack of infertility.

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