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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Twilight of the Empire

posted by on January 10 at 16:39 PM

Based on information provided by a slog tipper, there is a comet in our sky.

The comet is called McNaught and is supposed to be “one of the brightest comets in decades - visible at sunrise and sunset.” If the comet is actually in the sky, you will not see it at dusk because clouds are between us and it. But the slog tipper made the important connection that in history, when a comet appears like this, so bright and so evil, it means the end of an empire is near. Have this in mind when Bush makes the announcement tonight that more American bodies are going to be dropped into the hell of a war that can not be won no matter what, no matter how long, no matter how many.

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So, Mudede has decided to write about the McNaught Comet and the Bush "Empire". This post is once again one you should do your very best to avoid. Why? Because few writers in the tradition of American commentary are as bad, as vapid, as blunt, as boorish, as obtuse, as this Mudede character. It is a wonder that anyone would go out of their way to publish one of his pieces, all of which have neither the alacrity of a keen intelligence or the force of good instincts. They are filled with a false sense of importance. They are filled with mucky muck. They are, in the Samkhya theory of matter, the epitome of the tamas guna—heavy, murky, dull. They are noisy and oppressive. They are the products of an imagination that is fueled by big chunks of elephant dung. Mudede is an artistic elephant. You know that, right? Of course you do! With just one ear you can hear, from many miles away, his muddy mind plodding on a bad piece. There is no grace, no sensitivity in the text of his work, just the dumbness of a mass that crashes through trees, stomps on fallen leaves, breaks bark with its rough and thick butt. This is the elephant that writes pieces in, that tromps on, our fine language.

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | January 10, 2007 5:15 PM

@ 1 ... That's a great parody of Mudede's style. You must have been working on it for a while.

Posted by Matt from Denver | January 10, 2007 6:47 PM

Gold star, @1!

Posted by Jude Fawley | January 11, 2007 5:05 AM

@1's post is an incredible hilarious repurposing of an actual post by Mudede. @1 is apparently so offended by -- and so unable to articulate his actual distaste for -- Mudede's writing, that repeating the same joke in each of Mudede's post's comments is what passes as his critique.

Posted by duh | January 11, 2007 1:06 PM

@4 you understand my method and my madness!

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | January 11, 2007 1:54 PM

You must really love Edward Albee, YGBKM.

Posted by keshmeshi | January 11, 2007 3:16 PM

No, I’m just sick to death of Mudede and his pseudo intellectual puffery.

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | January 11, 2007 3:23 PM

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