Anyway, while we're waiting for me to get my shit together, how about a quick game of "What the Fuck is James Lileks Talking About?"
From today's Bleat:
Luck is like Communism – believe in it if you like, just don’t base your actions on it.
O...kay. But surely you can top that for impenetrability, Jimbo! You're a professional writer!
Sorry, Charlie: comics are to musicians as tailors are to tapestry weavers.
He closes out by mentioning that he finally got around to listening to Mort Sahl, and he thinks Mort compares unfavorably to Minneapolis right-wing talk show nobody Bob Davis. Sure, Mort Sahl has been called the most influential comedian of the postwar era; shure, he singlehandedly revolutionized stand-up comedy to make it something more than a gag delivery vector; sure, he paved the way for Lenny Bruce and George Carlin. But James knows! James says:
Bob is smarter, quicker, cleverer, more adept at whittling the argument down to the nub, funnier, and he does it three hours a day.
You can visit Bob's website to learn more about the man who's funnier, smarter and quicker than Mort Sahl. While you're there, you can vote in his poll (who's a more seminal band, Motley Crue or Aerosmith?), and learn that "North Korea sucks", "Alec Baldwin is an ass", you can "anger your liberal friends, get Ann Coulters new book", Al Gore is an alarmist, Ted Turner "demonstrates what is wrong with America Today", the French are lame, 9/11 conspiracy theorists are crazy but Jimmy Hoffa conspiracy theorists are cool, and other things for which "READER DISCRETION STRONGLY ADVISEDS". Enjoy!