Anyway, Little Green Footballs, which I don't read very often anymore because there's only so many times I can stand to read how Arabs are subhuman murderous filth who should be wiped out with nuclear weapons, is a pretty funny testament to this utterly shameless willingness to be wrong and not really give a shit. Scrolling through a week's worth of posts, you see:
- a post about a now-proven-bogus prison video of Saddam Hussein demanding that someone's ears be chopped off
- a post about a now-proven-bogus photograph of a peacefully bustling street in downtown Baghdad (this was put up by a GOP congressional candidate to 'prove' that there's plenty of good news in Iraq the media are ignoring; it was almost immediately established that the photo was actually of a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey)
- a post about "concrete" terror threats to the Israeli election by Islamic Jihad, which were sure to take hundreds of Jewish lives and would be ignored or blamed on Israeli oppression by the media (there were zero terror attacks before, during or after the Israeli elections, and the only arrests made were of hardcore right-wing Jewish settler groups)
There's something insanely principled about being so fucking dogmatic that you just leave all your myriad errors up there for the world to see. It's a testament to how little any of his fans care about right or wrong (as opposed to ideologically correct or incorrect) that Chuck Johnson's readership continues to grow no matter how many times he has to pull his head out of his ass.
Things we learned from last week's poll include: I was able to bully you into agreeing with me that West Side Story is the best movie musical of all time (runner-up was Singin' in the Rain, followed by 'musicals suck my smelly ass'); more of you fear peeing yourselves than losing your mind or death; shockingly, you considered the Dreyfus Affair the second-least-important failure of the Third Republic (rampaging gorillas outnumbered it by a more than 5-1 margin); Ric Flair was the most popular wrestler named Ric(k), but the majority of you chose to inform me that wrestling is fake; and hoolifan wins the "Why do you hate America?" prize for his response: because I live in it.
And now, another poll featuring your batshit questions.
What's your favorite term for a toupee? (from angrycargo)
Should game theory be considered a science? (from sharpshinyclaws)
Cheese! (from subversivegrrl)
What Muppet do you think is most likely to kill someone? (from hipsterdetritus)
What cultural artifact (book/TV show/movie/etc.) or creator (band/writer/artist/musician/director/etc.) do you feel guilty about not appreciating? (from elston)