Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Thursday, March 18, 2010

No Heaven For You

You know how everyone says you can't prove a negative, and therefore it can't be proven that God doesn't exist? We now have proof.

From a comment by Mr. Furious at Balloon Juice:

As some of you know, I work in publishing… Last week the ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) announced the finalists for the 2010 Awards—which is like the Oscars for magazines…

I just about spit my coffee out when I read this:

Nominees for Best Columns and Commentary—Recognizes excellence in short-form social, economic and political commentary, including humor
The Atlantic
James Bennet, Editor
For three columns by Megan McArdle
“Sink and Swim,” June; “Misleading Indicator,” November; “Lead Us Not Into Debt,” December

Really, Bennet? Over the last year, the three best columns in The Atlantic were McArdle’s?

There you go. I expect everyone to abandon their churches at once and spend Sunday helping their fellow man. Except McArdle, of course, who will spend the day visiting hospitals so she can throw things at the dying patients or scream insults at people in wheelchairs.


Clever Pseudonym said...

I can barely believe she's employed as a writer, but to win awards? You're right, Susan. It's not just journalism that's dead. God is, too.

Susan of Texas said...

It's nice to have definitive proof at last. Now everyone can stop the culture wars and dedicate that money to providing universal health care, improved schools, and a national rail system.

Kathy said...

Meg, like Goldberg and all the others who I wish were Nameless, is a manufactured, faux-intellectual pundit. The conserva-corps rulers find someone who "sounds" smart, but is actually extraordinarily stupid (any half-intelligent person wouldn't do the "Tokyo Rose" job).

She's worse than astro-turf, she's more like the people who paint their front yard dirt green.

NutellaonToast said...

Oh, wait, she hasn't won yet. Well, there's still hope. Nto for Teh Atlantik though

Clever Pseudonym said...

Screw that she hasn't won yet. The very fact that she's even considered worthy of an award for her pathetic, ignorant output is sickening. And this has nothing to do with the fact that I think she's ideologically stupid and morally bunkrupt; if she were some wingnut who actually possessed talent as a writer or had any journalistic capabilities, it wouldn't matter. But her writing is garbage and half the stuff she writes is just flat out factually wrong. They give awards to people for that now, apparently.

bulbul said...

Disgusting, yes. Surprising? Hardly. Couple of years ago, one of our local pundits (imagine a vile vicious creature combining the worst of Pam Geller, Jonah Goldberg and Our Lady of the 2x4) was awarded a prize for a horribly twisted pseudophilosophical quasischolarly piece of the stinkiest horse shit you can imagine on how the lefties suck and everybody touted it as the definite proof of the superiority of conservative thinkers.

Also, I'm sorry to say, this doesn't disprove the existence of God. If anything, it shows that the words of Qohelet 9:11 still hold true.