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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

For Sale at O’Hare Airport Last Weekend

posted by on July 23 at 16:23 PM


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Oldsmax, more like. What the hell? Is that a real magazine? Lemme guess, right-wing fringe group, am I right?

Posted by Fnarf | July 23, 2008 4:43 PM

He looks a trifle constipated. Do you think he has a wide stance?

Posted by yucca flower | July 23, 2008 4:58 PM

newsmax enjoyed a fleeting period of relevance a few months ago when bill kristol cited one of their stories in his NYT column. newsmax reported that obama was not only in church when rev. wright said "god damn america", but that he also "nodded in agreement." the story was eventually proven false (obama was in miami at the time) and kristol recanted his column. this was the first and only time i had heard of "newsmax", until today. good to see they're still maintaining the rigorous journalistic standards that made them famous.

Posted by brandon | July 23, 2008 5:07 PM
Posted by Chris in Tampa | July 23, 2008 5:07 PM

Yes. A conservative "news" site (a la WorldNetDaily, CNSNews, etc.), funded by Richard Mellon Scaife, left over from the loony Clinton-hating right of the '90s.

Posted by David | July 23, 2008 5:07 PM

Maybe the photo is related to the "Humanoid Robots" story. He always seemed so lifelike though.

Posted by nightlifejitters | July 23, 2008 5:08 PM

I hear the Martians are going to attack next week, according to Fox News.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 23, 2008 5:28 PM

Tim's in heaven...and he doesn't look happy.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 23, 2008 5:28 PM

NewsMax pays Ann Coulter. That is all you need to know about them.

Posted by Greg | July 23, 2008 5:42 PM

@5: I knew it. I can smell 'em. I wonder how much money Scaife is pouring down that rathole. I hope it's a very large sum indeed.

Posted by Fnarf | July 23, 2008 5:42 PM

I've long wondered about the shitty web design on Newsmax's website. It continues to look like something from nine years ago.

And now this magazine--that cover looks like a crappy Sunday paper supplement, again from a few years back.

Is it intentional? I mean, I suppose it might just be a lack of taste and sophistication on their part, but it seems like that kind of stale blandness is fairly common among the nutjob-wacko-extremist right-wing media sources. Like, if it didn't resemble a Walmart coupon mailer, it would scare off the readership.

Posted by Hoyt Clagwell | July 23, 2008 9:10 PM

How on earth do you get a name like "Hoyt Clagwell"? That doesn't even sound real.

Posted by Fnarf | July 23, 2008 10:05 PM

>>"How on earth do you get a name like 'Hoyt Clagwell?' That doesn't even sound real."

(a). This coming from someone with the moniker "Fnarf."

(b). Is it really possible you've never seen an episode of "Green Acres?"

Posted by Hoyt Clagwell | July 23, 2008 11:11 PM

Re: design of "newsmax".
I'm probably being overly optimistic here, but it could be that no decent graphic designer could make it out of art school being that conservative. Since, um, you know, we spent our time drawing naked people (seriously for 6 hours at a stretch several times a week), getting our friends to get naked so we could take pictures of them "for class", and constructing 8 ft tall penises in front of our dormitories whenever it snowed. And fucking on the roof and in the woodshop and in the studio and all that normal coed college shit. I mean Bob Jones University does have an art program but not quite up to par.

Posted by nicole | July 24, 2008 6:38 AM

I'd like to hear more about these humanoid robots.

Posted by elswinger | July 24, 2008 11:14 AM

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