Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Thank You, God



I want pie video. McArdle has complained so often of the difficulty of pie crust that her pie video will assuredly become an instant classic.

30 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Oh boy is this great!!!
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Susan of Texas said...

The possibilities, they are endless!

Although we might tire of watching her Betty Furness act very quickly. I can see it now: McArdle dumps ingredients into the Thermomix, cuts to P. Suderman, boy video gamer giving her the thumbs up, and then cut to back to herself (barefoot and aproned) buffing her shellacked nails while The Modern Age does her cooking for her.

Or perhaps he can use his AngryRenter skills to liven up a static cooking show. McArdle could be forced to defend her appliances from a shrieking horde of liberal anti-corporate activists.

There is a Julia on Julia potential here.

Mr. Wonderful said...

Be still my h. A personal cooking site. Think it'll accept comments? Oh shut up, yes it will. It HAS to.

Susan of Texas said...

It occurs to me that I am not giving her the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps the cake and that white pasta dish and the pumpkin pie were aberrations.

It's possible to be too critical. Perhaps she will merely amuse herself with messing about in the kitchen and maybe find a tax write-off, God willing. She won't attempt to use the site to advance her position and dole out her elite knowledge to the masses.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

KWillow said...

I remember an ad for a grill the used newspaper for fuel... on the box was a drawing of a dorky-looking man wearing a chef's apron and holding a spatula high in the air; and in quotes:

"MY FRIENDS LAUGHED WHEN I SAID I'D COOK DINNER!"

Go ArgleBargle!

KWillow said...

...a grill THAT used newspaper for fuel...

Batocchio said...

Gaaaah!

Statistically speaking, the odds are that her cooking skills are higher than her self-awareness. (Still low, but...)

Perhaps McArdle is the Paula Deen of libertarians. She comes off as a twit in public, says even more horrible things in private when she thinks she's with her own kind, serves up horrible concoctions with no (nutritional/intellectual) value, and crusades against the nanny state for more heart attacks, less health coverage.

KWillow said...

The Libertarian Gourmet "

VCarlson said...

A gourmet who only eats libertarians?

Wouldn't that be unhealthy?

KWillow said...

I was imagining Argelbargle having her own cooking show on TV. "The Libertarian Gourmet" (shades of "The Frugal Gourmet") or maybe "Galt's Kitchen!" or "Atlas Cooks".

Libertarian cooks don't bother with rules and recipes, they just fling ingredients into expensive gadgets and let 'em rip.

VCarlson said...

And since Libertarian, one of the fun challenges will always be said ingredients, since there would be no regulatory tyranny about labeling said ingredients (is it cayenne pepper, floor sweepings, or some mixture?). Also, now I think on it, said gadgets. Power requirements, grounding, whether it was properly assembled, is it the brand it says it is, and so on.

The possibilities for explosions should be pretty high.

Substance McGravitas said...

Who's gonna tell me there's too much salt in this? THE GOVERNMENT?

brad said...

She still is claiming her book comes out next year, and Viking still seems not to have any clue what she's talking about.
I do promise to get an advance copy if it does exist, tho.
Might not read it, might have to just send to to Susan.

Anonymous said...

I hope this book is like Elizabeth Warren Takedown Part 2...or Sharknado

Anonymous said...

I just saw the Sharknado post. Out of four paragraphs, she wrote nine words. Does she get no editorial direction over there?

atat said...

That's what Bloomberg has to look forward to. Cut and paste SyFy Channel press releases.

Nate said...

Really? Because my gut reaction to news like this is always, "There is no God."

The BART strike gave me the opportunity to learn about her doppelganger at pandodaily, though, another failing upwards blight on humanity.

Clever Pseudonym said...

So far, it looks like she's just cutting and pasting recipes from faux celebrity TV chefs like Alton Brown. Creative originality has never been her character.

Clever Pseudonym said...

So far, it looks like she's just cutting and pasting recipes from faux celebrity TV chefs like Alton Brown. Creative originality has never been her character.

Downpuppy said...

She's finally at Bloomberg, defending worker exploitation. Please join me in welcoming her!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-18/mcdonald-s-jobs-are-drive-thru-not-dead-end.html

Anonymous said...

My favorite part is how she just naturally, and without comment, raises the chart's expenses figure of $750 up to $800. "While $800 a month is not a lot..." Well, it says $750, you dishonest hack. Fudging the numbers in her favor right out of the gate.

KWillow said...

Arglebargle and the other wingers really believe that McDonalds employees MUST be really stupid, too stupid to figure out a basic budget! "So we'll write one up for them!" they exclaim- and budget $20 for medical and $0 for heat. Jezuz.

Anonymous said...

She manages to,to, in one sentence, unintentionally reveal the fear and reason for her patron's opposition to minimum wage hikes.

McMegan, indeed.

Anonymous said...

http://meganmcardle.com/page/3/

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Upside_of_Down

Downpuppy said...

Right after the McDonalds apologia, she launched into the most fabulous pointless kitchen overpriced crap.

Where, oh ,where has our Susan gone?

Anonymous said...

And her latest opus:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-28/big-fines-won-t-solve-too-big-to-fail-.html

Susan of Texas said...

Snicker.

Anonymous said...

Pie crust is not hard to make. Unless of course, you're Megan McArdle.