Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Sunday, January 3, 2010

"I Woke Up Where?

`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.

`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'

`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.

`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'

Alice didn't want to go among mad people, and who could blame her? That's the appropriate reaction, and I wish more people would have it. By the way, do you think Ann Althouse is crazy? That might be the explanation for the strange expression she has in the following picture.

The gaping mouth. The round, slightly crossed and protuberant eyes--those unblinking eyes, that look as if they gazed into the abyss of madness and now madness gazes out of them. Madness wouldn't explain the slurred speech, however.

What is she thinking now? Oh my God, I married my stalker. He's going to gaslight me and steal my boxed wine and JFK memorabilia! Or perhaps: I was respected once. True, I only lasted two years in the real world before I ran into the waiting arms of academia, but people hired me and everything. Now I perform like a seal before an audience of racist, ignorant bottom dwellers. Wouldn't it be funny if I just quit? Closed up my blog, put down the glass of wine, and donate my time to a legal clinic instead?

But madness has its own method and Athouse has let loose the bonds of sanity, floating far, far above it all.


Clever Pseudonym said...

Oh, that Althouse video is pure comedy. It's one thing to get drunk and tape yourself watching and reacting to "American Idol," thinking anyone would care. It's another thing entirely to wake up sober the next day, rewind your efforts, and not say to yourself "maybe I shouldn't post this on the web for the whole world to see."

And now the wingnuttery has yet another aspect of other people's bodies that they'd like to have control over. I think Botox is stupid. I'd never get it done. But I'd also never dream of believing I had the right to tell everyone else to stop doing it just because of my opinion.

Susan of Texas said...

The woman has no shame; she'll say anything to get hits, in her passive-aggressive way.

Downpuppy said...

She got in on the Obama/Biden Krazy Kaption Kontest, then topped herself at

by commenting:

Ann Althouse 4 hours ago

Thanks for quoting me, but you introduced to typos — "P eople ... peopel" — that were never in the original. That's hard to do when cutting and pasting....

And I did not stroke my chin pensively. I never stroke my chin, and I'm hardly ever pensive.

Hi typo. Pleased to meetya.

Susan of Texas said...

The comment underneath hers is mine.

Clever Pseudonym said...

"I would also like to second Ann's statement that she is hardly ever thoughtful."

Brilliant, Sussan.

Downpuppy said...

You're everywhere!

Susan of Texas said...

Althouse linked to her comment, so what could I do but support her in her hour of need?

M. Bouffant said...

The protruding eyeballs may just be a thyroid problem.