Saturday, March 31, 2007

Discombobulation II - the Dumbening

More disturbing signs of a discombobulatory nature are appearing daily, giving me pause to question the optimism of my previous post. Brother Brit exposes the frightening face of an Oprafied daytime media drunk on self-congratulatory excess. Not to be outdone by this brazen performance of idiocy, America's sourpuss herself, Rosie O'Donnell, plumbs the depth of stupidity as only a woman who gained fame as Madonna's gal pal can.

For those of you who can't bear to view the whole clip, here is a transcript (via of the latter part of the conversation where Rosie gives creedence to Truther claims for an alternate cause to the collapse of the WTC on 9/11:

I do believe that it’s the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics that World Trade Center tower 7—building 7, which collapsed in on itself—it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved. World Trade Center 7. World Trade [Center] 1 and 2 got hit by planes—7, miraculously, the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible.

Every time I wax optimistic about our future, something like this happens to make me take inventory of the supplies in the bunker.


Blogger monix said...

I've just popped over from TOE after viewing the 'Vaseline' clip. Apart from the quality (?) of the content of these shows, can you explain why all American women appear to screech instead of speaking?

March 31, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger Brit said...

The horror, the horror...

(Monix: I don't think it's really fair to judge all American women by daytime TV shows... It'd be like judging all English people by AA Gill.)

March 31, 2007 10:50 AM  
Blogger Duck said...


I don't think it was that bad before O'Donnell joined the show. She has escalated the screeching beyond all former levels. Everyone else has to screech just to avoid being drowned out by her bellowing.

And no, I can't explain it. It is in keeping with political talk shows like the McLaughlin Group, Hardball and Hannity & Colmes where guests routinely talk over each other. I guess the true political junkies that frequent these shows get off on the adrenaline.

Isn't this how your House of Commons operates?

March 31, 2007 11:11 AM  
Blogger monix said...

They don't screech in the House of Commons, they say 'Yah boo sucks to you, then!'

March 31, 2007 1:13 PM  
Blogger David said...

The stupidity of the Truthers is impossible to plumb. I was thinking about this as I was driving home from Boston tonight and I realized (for the first time, I must be slowing down) that their best evidence that the towers were brought down by explosives is that it looks like a controlled demolition. As if any use of explosives would inevitably make a building fall within its footprint (although the towers didn't, exactly) and involve a cascade.

I bet when the Truthers popped up, the conspirators hit their heads and said, "Gee, we could have put the explosives on only one side. That would have been so much easier and more convincing."

March 31, 2007 5:44 PM  

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