Friday, April 18, 2008
More on Maher
Bill Maher's Halloween costume making playful fun of the death of Steve Irwin.
Do you think he maybe possibly has some issues with take-charge male figures?
HAIL OH HAIL. We read Wade Pelham's post about the long history of anti-Catholicism, and despite the opening subhead, it just didn't seem "funny enough" to us.
We feel like Otter in "Animal House." What's called for here isn't a nuanced theological discussion but a "really futile and stupid gesture on somebody's part." You know. Ad hominem. Almost nothing whatever to do with the Pope and Catholicism and Nazis. Because what Maher said didn't have anything to do with those things either.
Faithful readers will recall that we outed him almost exactly three years ago as a SCAM. Part of that outing was publishing the fact that he was the son of a Jewish mother and a Roman-Catholic father. (He's also basically a midget, but we'll leave that out of it for now.) So why does he have a mindless hatred of Roman Catholics and a scarily constant paranoia about Nazis lurking in the weeds waiting to do him in?
ONE... TWO... THREE... FOUR... got it yet? Oh!!! He's a screwed up little prick who hated his father and had a weird love-terror-victim response to his relationship with a mother expert at suffering and smothering.
It's rumored that he's going to apologize for calling Pope Benedict a Nazi, but not for what he said about RC-ism as a cult of child molesters. Hmmmm.
Why the one and not the other? After all, we covered the abundant evidence of Pope Benedict's Nazi past here at this site. There's hardly any need to back off on that count. But apologizing for something -- anything -- makes you a kind of martyr. The persecutors are already lining up.
"Maher is being a wimp to apologize - and this is no joke. So what if a few people cancel their HBO subscriptions? For every person who cancels, there are probably ten people who subscribe to HBO just to get Maher. Maher should tell HBO 'Screw you - cancel me, then, and I'll just carry all my viewers over to Showtime.' Besides, all those people who cancelled are going to come back anyway, just as soon as they realize how much they miss re-runs of Pornucopia: Sex in The Valley. The world needs Maher to keep pointing out that the only difference between a religion and a cult is the number of members."
Would Mommy be proud of her little (um, very little) baby for his martryrdom in the name of a (quasi)religious cause? Would it make him feel, for once, that he was standing on a point of principle as opposed to pandering for laughs with the crudest possible jokes an untalented Cornellian could devise in the process of trying to piss off his hated father on national television?
Sure she would. Mommy always loved her little halfwit sociopath. It was Daddy who always knew better than to approve a vicious pint-sized monster just because his own cursed semen was involved.
Work it out, Bill. Maybe somebody out there actually admires you. But even the people who slap you on the back know you're a creep they wouldn't want anywhere near their own private lives and beliefs.
Aaaaaah. That feels better than all the religious rhetoric. A lot better. Which almost rhymes with Otter.