poemless. a slap in the face of public taste.

September 25, 2009

too much tv.

Filed under: Odds & Ends,Too Much Information — poemless @ 5:12 PM
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I’m so sick I’ve nothing to say. Except that Qaddafi is my new favorite celebrity. That he travels with his own tent (but no KOA directory, I guess) and wants to dissolve Switzerland is astonishing enough. But that 90 min. … erm, “speech” – wow! Just wow! If that doesn’t make you want to run out and take Public Speaking 101 or join Toastmasters, whatever will? After seeing the cloaked one and Chavez at the UN, it strikes me that what our enemies in the developing world lack is: speechwriters. It’s too bad, really, because if you can actually make yourself listen to them, they have some very seriously valid things to say. It’s just the delivery that distracts and allows the Western Hegemony to discount their words as those of lunatics. Still, I admire the way they say whatever they like and don’t care what others think of them. Reminds me of me in high school. Know what else reminds me of high school? The way the popular kids get up and leave when one of the so-called lunatics gets up to speak, treating the UN like it were a middle school cafeteria and Ahmadinejad had the balls to sit at the jocks’ table. Grow up people. And what else? Oh I could have happily gone my whole entire life without seeing Tom Delay shake his ass in some nasty old brown polyester pants (in case you didn’t get the aesthetic he’s going for: exploded colostomy bag.) Possibly the creepiest thing ever shown on network TV. They should have a warning before his performances, like the BBC does with flash photography. Anyway, I am going to have to boycott reality tv dancing shows until he’s voted off. Which is a lot harder than it sounds when you have the god damned flu. (Not swine flu though! Whew.) Another thing I should have been able to live my life without fear of: Boris Yeltsin running around slobbering drunk in his underwear. And what is this pattern of nekkid Russian leaders? I hope Dima keeps his clothes on. He has good clothes. OMG, did you see his fab aubergine tie? He’s fall fashion forward! My nail polish matches his tie! Now there is a man who knows how to respect the UN! Speaking of awesome (clothed) Russians at the UN, is Anastasia Churkina Vitaly Churkin’s daughter or something? And, lastly in the progression of thoughts travelling through my bored to tears mind, does the FSB really have nothing better to do than make sex tapes? And bad sex tapes at that? There are lots of pornographers in Russia. I would assume. Given her inglorious history of fine filmmaking and fallen women. If the intelligence organs have lost interest in things like national security and old-school KGB spookiness and really want to get into the low budget not even really porn scene, they could do a lot better. What else?

I was supposed to go camping this weekend. But I have the flu. And it is raining. 😦


  1. See, I’m thinking you should hope the test was wrong and you DO have H1N1 – because if you are this sick from the regular flu how sick will you be when you get H1N1? And at least if you have swine flu you will be finished. A friend of mine’s doctor said, in August, that the tests weren’t always accurate. See this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_87834.html

    Do you have a terrible cough?

    Comment by maryb — September 25, 2009 @ 9:31 PM | Reply

    • No, I don’t have a terrible cough. And to be honest, I don’t find these comments very, how shall we say?, comforting. I’m going to take the word of my doctor, who actually examined me and ran tests, of the scientific kind, over that of the doctor of a friend of a friend, which, I am sure, you understand is the rational thing to do.

      The plan is to get both the flu and swine flu shots when I’m fully recovered. If you’re actually worried about my health. If you are just trying to frighten the hell out of me, well, congrats – it is working.

      Comment by poemless — September 27, 2009 @ 2:23 PM | Reply

      • lol, sorry. Don’t mean to frighten you. But I didn’t particularly want to comfort you either. Just pointing out (not just with anecdote, mind you, but also with the LINK to a govt. site) that the tests of the scientific kind aren’t always right. On the other hand, I understand that once each of us goes to our doctor and our doctor diagnoses, we have no real choice but to accept it. And really, what difference does it make anyway. You’re sick. Doesn’t really matter with what – either kind of flu is the flu, and you can’t do anything about it. The classic problem with catching a virus.

        Hope by this time you are feeling better.

        Comment by maryb — September 27, 2009 @ 7:32 PM | Reply

  2. Qaddafi does indeed = win.

    Apparently he ate up Gordon Brown’s slot with his long speech. A small victory for the wretched of the earth against their neo-colonial oppressors. Besides, I’d much rather listen to 90 minutes of Qaddafi than 15 mins of Brown anyway.

    Comment by Sublime Oblivion — September 25, 2009 @ 10:43 PM | Reply

    • I found it a bit painful to listen to Qadaffi. He is less eloquent than George W. Bush, and more honest then Barack Obama, which makes it difficult to watch but impossible to not watch!

      Was it you or Sean who posted an interview in which he said they wouldn’t let him take a tour of the US? There was something oddly touching about that.

      Comment by poemless — September 27, 2009 @ 2:28 PM | Reply

  3. I was the one who put up the Qadaffi interview. He’s a favorite of mine too. A few of us at UCLA have a running joke about approaching him for money to start a Libyan studies center. A Palestinian friend of mine, who’s a close watcher of all things Qadaffi, claims that he was totally stoned when he gave his UN speech. He promises to watch it with me and provide a correct English translation. I think his idea of “Isratine” as a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is grand. See his White Book. Also see his Green Book for the differences between man and woman.

    Comment by Sean — September 29, 2009 @ 12:41 AM | Reply

  4. Yes, she is Vitaly’s daughter. I went to school with her when he was ambassador here in Canada.

    Comment by Divine — March 31, 2010 @ 2:08 AM | Reply

    • Ha! I knew it…

      Comment by poemless — March 31, 2010 @ 1:17 PM | Reply

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