Thursday, April 1, 2010



posted by fafnir at 1:55 PM

My planet is better than your planet!
by Anonymous Nile, at April 01, 2010 5:42 PM
You know, just once I'd like to meet a considerate, self-effacing sociopath.


And a happy Death o' Christ Day to y'all.
by Anonymous tarjj, at April 01, 2010 10:39 PM
Hi tarjj ... what can I do for you?
Jesus doesn't die till tomorrow, Tarjj! You're getting ahead of yourself!
It's always "tomorrow" with you people!

You're worse than the Spanish!
by Anonymous tarjj, at April 01, 2010 11:52 PM
aw! you have different planet? haha, are you an alien?
Oh, and I guess your planet is perfect.
I've seen worse.
OMG! A planet where sociopaths are given access to planet-destroying weapons is too frightening to contemplate. I'm so very glad this is just another one of those April Fools hoaxes.
Yeah, well when I get raptured I'm hiding all your shoes, and you won't be able to find them.
And your socks.
And your nucular thingies.
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As an egomaniacal sociopath myself, I resent the implication that egomaniacal sociopaths shouldn't have nuclear weapons. I've only used mine twice, anyway.
by Anonymous gohb, at April 05, 2010 7:38 AM
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Obama is the best president we are likely to get anytime soon. We all hate the wars and weapons, but can you imagine finding and electing someone better right now?

Currently reading the just translated into English "Every Man Dies Alone" by Hans Fallada, 1946, I am feeling terrified of the Tea Party types, though I must say we have little in common with Nazi Germany, as far as I can tell from reading this novel.

Berlin was so socially destroyed, it was more like a zoo for beasts than a town for humans. I mean even before the war began, the people of Berlin seem to have been in a horrible psychological state, every person for him/herself. Even spouses were at a distance from each other.

I don't know all the factors contributing to this - the 1923 inflation must have been devastating - but it's truly horrible. Don't read it at night.

I have been reading it at night.
That's right, Ralph. Obama is merely the president of the United States, armed with five thousand nuclear warheads and the largest military empire in history, an empire he is currently using, incidentally, to kill thousands of people across the globe. But the real threat is a bunch of half-literate Glenn Beck viewers who can barely muster up enough coordination to lug a bunch of misspelled signs around DC on a free weekend or two.
Butbutbut...Daddy 'Bama is the bestest pwesident evar and he gave me a pony and everything!!!11one!!eleventy-million!

Yes, I said I was feeling frightened of the Tea Partiers, but that was only how I felt right after reading some more of that novel, Every Man Dies Alone, by Hans Fallada. In that novel, Nazis in general, and the Gestapo in particular, give off rays of fright, so to speak, to everyone around them. Including me. In the light of day I agree the Tea Partiers are not very scary. On the other hand, I really don't like the idea of the upcoming protest demonstration by thousands of armed people near DC. Allowing large gatherings of undisciplined people carrying guns seems overly permissive, a violation of what I would call common sense.

I still think Obama is the closest to a reasonable, law-abiding President we are likely to get for some time. He is neither a sociopathic criminal like Cheney, nor a brain-damaged half-person like Bush. That is important. We need a president whose mental functions are reasonably intact.

About all those nuclear weapons, Obama inherited them, remember? He is not a magician, able to make large collections of objects vanish instantly. And he has just announced an initiative to lessen the likelihood they will ever be used, and to decrease the number of them over time.

I detest all this killing, and I wish Mr. Obama would end both wars immediately. I don't know why he isn't doing so.
I detest all this killing, and I wish Mr. Obama would end both wars immediately. I don't know why he isn't doing so.

that is not what he was elected to do. he was elected because he promised to keep the wars going. this is the only type of candidate that can be elected.
Hey, I got an idea, let's Iraqize the US of A. As it stands the federal government is still powerful enough to pose a threat to the hyper-rich and the uber-corporations, aka MICFiC. If we could just splinter the United States into a bunch of smaller countries, each made up of one or more of the former States, each feuding with the others, no one of them would be strong enough to stop us and the MICFiC would be free to rule the world!
We've already looted the economy and built up a large mercenary security force. The boots-on-the-ground part of the federal forces won't be able to preserve the Union this time because it's being wasted in meaningless meat-grinders around the world. I think it's time to send a herd of armed and useful fools into the capitol to see if a civil war starts.
In the ear? Gee, I appreciate that. I mean, thank you. That is really quite flattering. I feel special.

Of course there is that play by Joe Orton, called "Prick Up Your Ears." I guess you were probably alluding to that. Unfortunately I missed it, but did you enjoy it?
Technically, Prick Up Your Ears was the prospective title for a play Orton never wrote, subsequently used as the title of Orton's biography by John Lahr, and its screen version written by Alan Bennett.

by Anonymous tarjj, at April 08, 2010 7:27 AM

Thanks for pointing out those details.

My wife and I saw a different play by Orton in NYC a long time ago (maybe called The Egg, not sure), and somewhere on a poster or something, I noticed a reference to Prick Up Your Ears. It's such a great title that I've always remembered it. And now it has been of service in replying to a... um... comment. I knew I'd find a use for that title someday.

I'll check out the book and film you mentioned. Orton must have been an interesting character.
Can't vouch for the book - I believe it's mostly based on Orton's diaries - but the film is brilliant and very funny. While being, of course, extremely sad.
by Anonymous tarjj, at April 08, 2010 11:23 PM
ha ha ha funny obama.


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