Monday, July 07, 2008

More Like InstaDummy!

Author's note: read this, and then read this. Then the following will make a little bit of sense.

That Glenn Reynolds is up to his pathetic lies again: "They told me that if George W. Bush were re-elected, the palace of Liberty would be shuttered. And they were right!", with an attendant picture of a boarded-up "Liberty Building". Why do you have to lie so much, Mr. Reynolds? I have half a mind to determine whether or not that building actually has anything to do with the abstract concept of "Liberty" at all! Why, I would even wager that George W. Bush had nothing to do with those shutters! And who are "they", Mr. Reynolds? The space aliens? Your neo-con handlers? I demand to know who this "they" really are! I am calling you out!

Update: Welcome, Instapundit readers! Please, kick up your feet and stay a while! <shameless plug>For more of my parodic stylings, check out this or this. There's also more serious stuff lying around if that's your bag. I also blog over at Mazurland, which you're welcome to check out as well.</shameless plug>

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter is right - liberals have no sense of humor - none!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is funny how?

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if liberals *did* have a sense of humor, they'd spell it with a "u."

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the title of your blog.

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One should understand the context and the intent of that which they are making a comment. Particularly when the subject is satiricle.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hokey smokes, anonymous hivemind, look around a little before you embarrass yourselves further.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Miles from Kansas said...

They told me if George Bush were re-elected, there'd be no more room for humor in political discourse, and the were right!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Seriously, anonymous, why are you posting so much on my blog? Also, you seem to suffer from a touch of the ol' split-personality.

I kid, I kid. Blogger could do a much better job of facilitating the addition of a name to blog comments, really.

Welcome, all!

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still unclear on whether this post is supposed to be funny and/or satirical, or if the author sincerely does not get the "They told me" stuff...

BUT, I did really enjoy the satirical Obama posts you linked to! :)

2:19 PM  
Blogger Bruce Rheinstein said...

Glenn Reynold's is using an old style of humor along the lines of "They told me that if I voted for Goldwater we'd be at war within 6 months and they were right!"

The "they", in this case, is those who claim (or claimed) that Bush is planning to take our civil liberties away. For example, if you Google the words +bush +fascist +dictator you get more than 66,700 hits.

There's no "lie" here, it's just irony.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

@ 2:19: This post was intended to convince Glenn Reynolds to post me on his website, thus diverting precious, precious traffic in my direction. Beyond that, I prefer the aura of ambiguity that the emotionless bitch that is the internet confers upon me.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Adam Jones said...

Glenn Reynolds has shown himself to be quite intelligent and his "They Told Me" series is quite popular. Most readers understand the jocular nature of these posts. I guess the humor just missed a few people.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Buford Gooch said...

Well, it is funny, if you realize it's a parody. Some of us right wingers don't always recognize humor when it's right in front of us.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Marty said...

They told me that when Ben started writing for Mazurland Blog, he'd get an Instalanche. And they were right! BTW, Instapundit readers, Ben wrote a hysterical riff on Anglicanism today on his other blog:

2:27 PM  
Blogger Tscottme said...

Hey blogger, that whooshing sound you hear is you completely missing the point of the "They told me that if George Bush were elected..." posts at Instapundit. The commie-libs have spent the last 7 years and 6 months prophesying that ever manner of doom would befall the world, from instant fascism to high cholesterol, if Bush were elected/re-elected.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Peregrine John said...

Pretty sure this is meant to parody - or maybe typify - lefty reaction to Glenn's posts. Benjamin Of The Red Shirt seems entirely too intelligent to have written this without ironic intent.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Marty said...

As his Future Self, I can attest to his intelligence, though he does get himself into a bit of a scrape in two years with his puckish irony. Unfortunately, I can't discuss the details here except to say it's a harrowing escape.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

You know, a lot of the comments here prove a maxim of mine: the internet makes everyone autistic (in the unable-to-discern-emotion-or-intent sense, not the screaming-and-pulling-hair-24-7 sense). 2:04 (#1), you win the thread and are awarded the title "My Hero for the Day". Unless you were trying to instruct me on Irony, in which case there are about 97 layers of irony going on simultaneously around here. PJ@3:15 and Marty@3:20, you guys are runners up, although Marty's cheating because he already knows never to take anything I say sincerely.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Marty said...

These Instalanches are nothing if not entertaining. What say?

3:36 PM  
Blogger druu222 said...

They told me if George W. Bush were re-elected, he would continue to be President. And they were right!

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

distilled to its essence ...

"Do it and accuse others of doing it"

from the lefts play book

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lame at best.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Bored 3L said...

Does anyone know if Clark Stooksbury is retarded? I mean honestly mentally disabled. I feel sorry for him if he is not.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

The answer to your question lies buried inside the following classic joke:

Q: How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: That's not funny.

Just replace "feminists" with any dogmatic, reflexive form of political discourse (since he's over at The American Conservative, I assume our friend The Stookster is a Buchananite, and Buchananites check their senses of humor at the door as a requirement for membership) and there you go.

Which reminds me: some of you commenters have assumed Mr. Stooksbury is a liberal, and he's not. He's a Buchananite "paleo-con". I might need a Venn diagram here, but I'm pretty sure there's an intersection there between "Ronpaulian", "conservative", "moonbat", and "stupid", where the Buchananites live.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Marty said...

I've heard him described as a Falangist.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Richard of Oregon said...

Oh, I get it. This is Progressive irony. I think.

9:58 AM  

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