Wednesday, November 11, 2009

18 comments:

Zen said...
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Zen said...

Who the heck is Glen Beck and why is the Blogfather Blogging about him?

BeachComber said...

LOL! Thanks for the shout out, Tillerman.

Tillerman said...

Glen Beck is a former DJ, recovering alcoholic and drug addict, who currently performs on the ironically titled Fox "News" Network where he plays a paranoid, rambling, conspiracy theorist who rubs Vick Vapor Rub under his eyes to make himself cry in order to demonstrate his love for America.

I have no idea why I blogged about him today. After Monday Mixed Drinks and Pots on Tuesday, I just wanted to see where else I could take this baby.

Joe said...

Is this Glen Beck person related to Michael Savage? He's the local village idiot, who was run out of town by kayakers (he hates us.) Did I mention that he is a powerboater?

Gerald said...

I'm glad that I'm located in the proper position on that chart.

JP said...

Have you seen Outfoxed? I loved (if that is the right word) how Fox new's "defense" in one court case that they are under no obligation to tell the truth.

O Docker said...

Nah, your readers are smarter than you think.

Where's the set of People Who Don't Listen to Glenn Beck Because They Know Who He Is?

Jos said...

Tillerman, according to my research (= Google search) your scale is off.
Circle with GB should be 17 meters, the circle of laser sailors should be 14 mm and the Proper Course circle 0,2 mm.
This is of course completely the opposite of what it should be, in a any kind of world picture, any 'normal' person can accept

Andrew said...

@Jos - as an AR spreadsheet kind of guy Mr.T has obviously included intelligence in his formula for circle diameter.

Brian said...

While not a fan of Fox news, I find that the word "news" needs quotes in most of today's media. Really sick of opinions and bad analysis passed off as "news".

Janna Cawrse Esarey said...

Glenn Beck actually grew up in a little town north of Seattle called Mt Vernon. So, while advertisers are pulling the plug from Fox b/c of Beck's ludicrous rants, the mayor of Mt Vernon decides to honor Beck with his own day. (Every dog, after all, has his day.) Dismay. Horror. Protests. The cost of the whole fiasco for police overtime was over $17k and many folks in Mt Vernon were none too pleased.

I'm not making this shit up.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009796296_beck03m.html
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010120920_costofglenn23m.html

tillerman said...

The most famous person to come from the little town where I grew up (if you don't count Isaac Newton) was a grocer's daughter called Margaret Hilda Roberts. Opinions about her are still strongly divided back where I come from...

I'm not making this shit up either...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/apr/05/margaret-thatcher-grantham-reappraisal

Jbushkey said...

First off it seems I owe Janna an apology from a previous post for jumping too quickly to conclusions.

Secondly the MS media in the US is advertising at best and flat out lies at it's worst. I always knew faux "news" was propaganda, but recently caught CBS spinning a news story about a police arrest so ridiculously that I no longer trust them to tell me what day it is.

Pat said...

Acorns, almonds, pecans, pistachios, filberts, whatever. They're still all nuts.

Greg and Kris said...

You left out 'recent convert to Moronism.' Did I spell that right? It's that church in Salt Lake City...

Pat said...

You mean he's now a Saint?
Sure he wouldn't only have recently become moronic.

Actually, throughout much of the interior mountain west (not just UT), that particular church is powerful if not exactly seen as a particularly progressive force, and they have quite a bit of local power to make life unpleasant for people they believe are too uppity or disrespectful to them.

Of course, individual members can range to gamut from being wonderful to less so, as is the case in many institutions.

Verification word pandoed -- did that come from PRC China to refer to panda diplomacy?

Tillerman said...

Most of the Saints I have met have been really nice genuine people. In fact they were so nice you would never guess that they were Saints if you didn't know.

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