Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Prolix! Prolix!

...nothing a pair of scissors can't fix. - Nick Cave

Too easy, I know. But I can't stop laughing, except for when my blood boils. Then I laugh again.

Things My The President Has Uttered*

"I didn't grow up in the ocean—as a matter of fact—near the ocean—I grew up in the desert. Therefore, it was a pleasant contrast to see the ocean. And I particularly like it when I'm fishing."—Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2008

"We've got a lot of relations with countries in our neighborhood."—Kranj, Slovenia, June 10, 2008

"Throughout our history, the words of the Declaration have inspired immigrants from around the world to set sail to our shores. These immigrants have helped transform 13 small colonies into a great and growing nation of more than 300 people."—Charlottesville, Va., July 4, 2008

Our dear leader reminds me often of Kim Jong Il, with whom I have a (perhaps unhealthy -- more on that another day) fascination. Although Kim Jong Il appears to have some semblance of creativity and some crazy-ass fantastical notions of himself, whereas Dubya seems to really just want some blow and a beer and a strip joint to sit in and watch the, um, world go by.

Is it Inaguration Day yet?

*Many, many more at Slate.


P said...

Jesus H. Christ. I feel the same way I did yesterday after watching someone remove a botfly larvae from his friend's back: disgusted yet utterly transfixed and fascinated. I am saving Slate for this afternoon when I actually have time to savor it.

Emma said...

Oh my, P, I don't suppose there is any way that I can un-see that there second sentence you wrote?? GAH! And also, unless your blood pressure is running low, I don't totally recommend reading the rest of the Bushisms. My head is still recovering and I was only brave enough to plow through three pages' worth.