Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mining For Nuggets

All my usual suspects disappoint today. Megan McArdle tells us a boring tale about a service call she botched, but all I want to know is, why didn't McArdle throw her clothes in a laundromat washer and dryer, instead of spending so much money to have them washed by someone else? And McArdle has enough clothing to go six weeks without doing the laundry?

Maggie Gallagher is concern trolling about Today's Youth, not even noticing that the youth today have been corrupted by the Republican culture of greed and ruthlessness, not postmodernism. Jonah Goldberg is as dumb as ever, but does link to an unprepossessing young man who complains, with great earnestness and pique, that if Democratic women are supposed to be so rebellious, why aren't they sleeping with Republicans?

Of course the sexual psychology of all this fails. First, cheap talk. Second,
there is more than a whiff of pathetic desperation in “Blue Balled” to brand
sensitive intellectual artsy guys as the guys you really ought to want to screw.
But the best sex is dirty, dirty transgressive sex. All this lame agitprop could
just as easily redound to the benefit of the Young Republican with the popped
collar who promises to give appalled Obama girls “the surge.” And an “I Only
Sleep With Democrats” shirt on a guy might turn out to be a great way to pick up
Republican lasses. Oh, the paradox that is the sexual mind!
Yes, I can't imagine why Democratic girls aren't throwing those studly young Republicans onto the nearest bed.

It's interesting that this poor young man is so eager to get a Democrat to sleep with him. What's wrong with Republican girls? Doesn't he want to sleep with them?

Although I am thinking of embroidering " The best sex is dirty, dirty transgressive sex." on a pillow.

9 comments:

Righteous Bubba said...

Does this Wilkinson fellow not know there are Blue Dogs to sleep with if you need a transgressive fix?

Something from Conan the Barbarian would also be good on an embroidered pillow.

Susan of Texas said...

"What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women."

clever pseudonym said...

Did McArdle seriously just write a 10,000 word essay that essentially says nothing more than "my washing machine is broken and I'm having a hard time getting it fixed"? Please tell me she is not writing about the perils of getting her laundry done in the pages of the Atlantic, peppered with entirely boring details about the errands she's got to get done in between.

And Susan, you can't possibly think that Megan would lower herself to going to a laundromat as if she were a regular person like the rest of us.

spencer said...

Having that link lead to K-Lo is a horrible thing to do to your readers.

Susan of Texas said...

It would be pretty funny if McArdle won't use a laundromat becuase she'd have to mingle with riff-raff.

Heh, sorry about the K-Lo link.

Dillon said...

Another day, another "Dear Diary" blog post from MM.

Dillon said...

Another day, another "Dear Diary" blog post from MM.

markkernes said...

As part of my undercover work as a porn journalist, I've been to a few Conservative Political Action Conferences, and I must say, many of the (college age) women there are what I'd call "babes."

Trouble is, they're all aspiring to be either Ann Coulter or Phyllis Schlafly ... and who in his right mind would want to bed either of those two?

dmsherwood53 said...

Trouble is, they're all aspiring to be either Ann Coulter or Phyllis Schlafly ... and who in his right mind would want to bed either of those two?

Straight sex no. A Non-consensual S & M session is an interesting fantasy.