Saturday, November 06, 2004
The Thinkers -- nothing new to think about
The Boomer Bible has a book in it called "SWARTHMORONS," or more fully, "ULTRA-HARRIER TONY'S CHAIN LETTER TO THE SWARTHMORONS." We don't have much opportunity to interact with these types of people, so we haven't paid much attention to this particular book. But, duties here at InstaPunk have forced many on the Chain Gang to read things they would have never spent a moment even considering.
Said duties led us to a really, really, popular blog -- Daily KOS, political analysis and other rants on the state of the nation (all lower case without punctuation). This is the work of Markos Moulitsas Zúniga. Why don't you take some time to take a look. Read the entries. Read the comments. It has a feeling that is familiar but far away.
It is like walking through a museum. A museum of old broken down tools. But, that is not the odd part about this particular museum. The odd thing is that the curators at this museum are presenting all the exhibits as if they are the latest and greatest innovations in the human experience and the visitors seem really impressed. We'd call your attention to a particular entry with only a few comments -- Proud to be an Elitist. The JD almost blew straight out our noses when we read the author's name -- "Categorically Imperative." See? Funny. New, exciting . . . KANT?
After about an hour of smashing around at Daily KOS, which we will from now on, whenever required, refer to as, "Gee, KOS" (said like Wally to Beaver -- "Gee, Beev"), the book of SWARTHMORONS seems eerily prophetic. We can't get it out of our heads. You can get a sample from the title link above, but if you have the book, it is worth re-reading in the context of "Gee, KOS." Have fun.
PS: LGF reports some
funny information that is important background for your visit to "Gee, KOS." In fact,
saying, "Gee, KOS," right after reading the LGF entry should make you laugh right out loud -- if we're being clear. And,
this is funny too:
PPS: We must state directly that this little exercise is simply for amusement and not to incite a particular contributor to these pages who has been of a brief hiatus. Really.