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(The Atlantic)   "Politics is weird. And creepy. And now I know lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality." We report, you decide?   (theatlantic.com) divider line 66
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2012-05-04 10:02:51 AM  
Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?
 
2012-05-04 10:11:57 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?


Complaining about people who hate politics? Preferably while drinking a mini-micro-pico-brew and conspicuously refusing to watch television. If you have an unusual pet, like a hog or shrew, bonus points.
 
2012-05-04 10:17:38 AM  

kingoomieiii: hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?

Complaining about people who hate politics? Preferably while drinking a mini-micro-pico-brew and conspicuously refusing to watch television. If you have an unusual pet, like a hog or shrew, bonus points.


I hate you.

But only because I'm drinking Diamond Bear Two Term IPA with my pet shrew right now.
 
2012-05-04 10:32:10 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: kingoomieiii: hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?

Complaining about people who hate politics? Preferably while drinking a mini-micro-pico-brew and conspicuously refusing to watch television. If you have an unusual pet, like a hog or shrew, bonus points.

I hate you.

But only because I'm drinking Diamond Bear Two Term IPA with my pet shrew right now.


I have a pet mole. You've probably never seen it. It's pretty underground.
 
2012-05-04 10:53:42 AM  

Ghastly: hillbillypharmacist: kingoomieiii: hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?

Complaining about people who hate politics? Preferably while drinking a mini-micro-pico-brew and conspicuously refusing to watch television. If you have an unusual pet, like a hog or shrew, bonus points.

I hate you.

But only because I'm drinking Diamond Bear Two Term IPA with my pet shrew right now.

I have a pet mole. You've probably never seen it. It's pretty underground.


I have an entire family of Tasmanian Devils. They brew beer for me a single bottle at a time. Also, the last TV I watched was The Ben Stiller Show.
 
2012-05-04 11:01:16 AM  
[Obvious] tag too busy preparing for the GOP convention to appear today.
 
2012-05-04 11:11:25 AM  

kingoomieiii: Ghastly: hillbillypharmacist: kingoomieiii: hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?

Complaining about people who hate politics? Preferably while drinking a mini-micro-pico-brew and conspicuously refusing to watch television. If you have an unusual pet, like a hog or shrew, bonus points.

I hate you.

But only because I'm drinking Diamond Bear Two Term IPA with my pet shrew right now.

I have a pet mole. You've probably never seen it. It's pretty underground.

I have an entire family of Tasmanian Devils. They brew beer for me a single bottle at a time. Also, the last TV I watched was The Ben Stiller Show.


I'm sorry, you unwashed mass.

My beer is prepared by a spider that is descendent of the spiders of the Bavarian Abbey where the Monks invented beer. She still uses the recipe that the monks originally rejected. I haven't been in the same area as a TV since Night Court premiered
 
2012-05-04 11:22:35 AM  

Aar1012: I'm sorry, you unwashed mass.

My beer is prepared by a spider that is descendent of the spiders of the Bavarian Abbey where the Monks invented beer. She still uses the recipe that the monks originally rejected. I haven't been in the same area as a TV since Night Court premiered


I exclusively ride horses. All the time. I sleep on top of one. And I have many, many horses. And I only drink Javanese bean-wine. Who brews it? I have no idea, you plebeian swine, because these bottles are all 400+ years old.

I heard the radio broadcast of a Rawhide episode once, but that piece of garbage went downhill after the first short on the Tracy Ullman Show.
 
2012-05-04 11:28:27 AM  

Aar1012: My beer is prepared by a spider that is descendent of the spiders of the Bavarian Abbey where the Monks invented beer. She still uses the recipe that the monks originally rejected. I haven't been in the same area as a TV since Night Court premiered


The amount of posing in this thread is unbearable to me.

I only drink the fermented fluids left behind by ancient civilizations that archaeologists find. It's far better than any beer. The only television I've ever seen was an appearance by the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, and it was so unutterably horrific that I've never bothered to watch anything ever again. I have a bicycle with no gears. My tattoos are so abstract as to make it difficult to locate where my body actually is. And my clark kent glasses are so chunky they weigh 2.6lbs.
 
2012-05-04 11:29:54 AM  

Aar1012: kingoomieiii: Ghastly: hillbillypharmacist: kingoomieiii: hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?

Complaining about people who hate politics? Preferably while drinking a mini-micro-pico-brew and conspicuously refusing to watch television. If you have an unusual pet, like a hog or shrew, bonus points.

I hate you.

But only because I'm drinking Diamond Bear Two Term IPA with my pet shrew right now.

I have a pet mole. You've probably never seen it. It's pretty underground.

I have an entire family of Tasmanian Devils. They brew beer for me a single bottle at a time. Also, the last TV I watched was The Ben Stiller Show.

I'm sorry, you unwashed mass.

My beer is prepared by a spider that is descendent of the spiders of the Bavarian Abbey where the Monks invented beer. She still uses the recipe that the monks originally rejected. I haven't been in the same area as a TV since Night Court premiered


m0.mattters.com

What I envision you guys all look like. Obscure?
 
2012-05-04 11:31:14 AM  
THIS THREAD:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-04 11:34:24 AM  

hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-05-04 12:25:23 PM  
Also, this is what I drive:
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-04 12:27:29 PM  

Somacandra: THIS THREAD:
[WTF-reading image]


Evidently, people want to discuss beer more than they want to discuss that the bullshiat meter finally exploded on-air for a major Fox News anchor.
 
2012-05-04 12:33:04 PM  
from someone who works for fox? Have they found the fox mole then?
 
2012-05-04 12:39:14 PM  
I am drinking a quadruple hopped American IPA straight from my home brew tap with my pet duckbill platypus Sagan. The only reason I have even heard of television is because once I was surfing the net on my Commodore 64 and accidentally read a post by some brain-dead halfwit.
 
2012-05-04 12:43:34 PM  

mrshowrules: What I envision you guys all look like. Obscure?


nothing is obscure, don't do this
 
2012-05-04 12:44:08 PM  
Poseurs. All of you. Right now I'm drinking organic dewberry barleywine, which was fermented for 27 years. There are literally only two bottles of its kind in the entire world. I only play music on Edison phonograph cylinders. My pet kangaroo mouse at this moment is feeding on artisan ground Bulgarian root mouse feed. Television? Mine's a vintage 1952 Zenith 6" that hasn't been turned on since the day it left the store.
 
2012-05-04 12:44:27 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?


I hate politics, but I also realize it's important to pay attention. Much like paying taxes, I don't like taking part, but I'm smart enough to realize that doing nothing isn't going to turn out well for me or society.

The people who hate it and do nothing? Foolish. The people who love it and can't wait to participate? Weirdos or manipulators.
 
2012-05-04 12:44:45 PM  

Jackson Herring: mrshowrules: What I envision you guys all look like. Obscure?

nothing is obscure, don't do this


Actually, my progressive dubstep/grindcore ensemble is pretty obscure.
 
2012-05-04 12:44:46 PM  
Hey, be nice to Shep Smith. He's basically the only good one at Fox.
 
2012-05-04 12:45:27 PM  
Shep Smith seems increasingly like he's playing Ron Livingston's character from Office Space, except at Fox News instead of Initech. His commentary on Newt's concession speech (I paraphrase here)---"That lasted 26 minutes and I'm exhausted...and I'm sure both of you are too. That is to stay the two of you that actually sat through that whole thing."

media.screened.com

It really seems like he's just going to keep showing up to work, but say whatever he feels like until he gets fired, and just enjoy drawing a paycheck until then.
 
2012-05-04 12:48:17 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Also, this is what I drive:
[i291.photobucket.com image 500x333]


That looks like something out of Fallout.
 
2012-05-04 12:48:31 PM  
Hate FOX News.

Don't mind Shep Smith.

He really is their last best hope for claiming any form of credibility.

Weird that he would depart momentarily from the script in order to note the obvious disconnect between Romney's mouthed niceties here and the animosity displayed to date between the two candidates campaigns.

Truth be told that's some pretty pro forma stuff.

Of course, Newt staying in the campaign as long as he did splitting the Anybody But Romney vote did make Mitt's nomination all but inevitable making me question exactly how real the Romney/Gingrich rivalry was from the get go.

Then I thought about the fact that Vince McMahon is a Republican.

Then I laughed.
 
2012-05-04 12:48:39 PM  
Maybe he's just confused because he works at FOX and hasn't actually encountered reality for too long?
 
2012-05-04 12:48:42 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?


Sarah Palin?
 
2012-05-04 12:48:44 PM  

abb3w: Somacandra: THIS THREAD:
[WTF-reading image]

Evidently, people want to discuss beer more than they want to discuss that the bullshiat meter finally exploded on-air for a major Fox News anchor.


Is that what happened? I saw the recap of that clip on the Maddow show and couldn't figure out what was going on. It was like Smith suddenly became possessed and started talking in tongues. I mean I knew the words, at an individual level, but couldn't figure out what the hell he was saying.

/No I DRTFA, why do you ask?
 
2012-05-04 12:49:10 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Shep Smith seems increasingly like he's playing Ron Livingston's character from Office Space, except at Fox News instead of Initech. His commentary on Newt's concession speech (I paraphrase here)---"That lasted 26 minutes and I'm exhausted...and I'm sure both of you are too. That is to stay the two of you that actually sat through that whole thing."

[media.screened.com image 397x220]

It really seems like he's just going to keep showing up to work, but say whatever he feels like until he gets fired, and just enjoy drawing a paycheck until then.


If I was Shep Smith, I'd be doing the same thing.
 
2012-05-04 12:50:26 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?


People who say they hate both parties, or 'both parties are equally bad'. No, no they are not.

And even if they are, you're stuck with them, so STFU and participate in the process. One party has pretty good ideas on the whole. So vote for that party. And shut up about taxes, you are never going to be as rich as you imagine you will. And if you are, you will never agree with me on this subject.

(Although more and more I'm in favor of lowering taxes on small businesses.)
 
2012-05-04 12:54:58 PM  
The elixir I'm drinking is brewed from a sacred mead by Tibetan monks. It doesn't even have a name as it is only known by the gesture of a monk releasing a dove. A dove has to be released every time it is referenced. I literally had to release three doves just in posting this.

My pet is a Guatemalan tape-worm with aspergers and the only form of technology I enjoy is a 1890, 20" antique speaking doll created Heinrich Handwerck that says "mother is kind" in Austrian.
 
2012-05-04 12:55:32 PM  
Jon Stewart is proud.
 
2012-05-04 12:56:29 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Is there anything more shallow and facile than hating politics?


I don't hate politics. I hate all other participants. Not the same.
 
2012-05-04 12:58:31 PM  

kingoomieiii: I have an entire family of Tasmanian Devils. They brew beer for me a single bottle at a time. Also, the last TV I watched was The Ben Stiller Show.


I hope it was just the first 5 episodes, before he Sold Out and became a caricature of himself the other 8 episodes.
 
2012-05-04 12:58:51 PM  
"lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality."

Welcome to Fox News, Shep.
 
2012-05-04 01:00:19 PM  
I would like to try that beer, please.

www.johnlund.com

/tears in my eyes!
 
2012-05-04 01:02:15 PM  
Suicide with multiple gunshot wounds to the back of the head in 3... 2... 1...
 
2012-05-04 01:02:31 PM  
hartleyworks.files.wordpress.com

Preach it, Shep. Speak truth to power.

/any day now
 
2012-05-04 01:06:34 PM  

mrshowrules: the only form of technology I enjoy is a 1890, 20" antique speaking doll created Heinrich Handwerck that says "mother is kind" in Austrian.


Oh, I had one of those. Quite tiresome.
 
2012-05-04 01:10:06 PM  

NateAsbestos: abb3w: Somacandra: THIS THREAD:
[WTF-reading image]

Evidently, people want to discuss beer more than they want to discuss that the bullshiat meter finally exploded on-air for a major Fox News anchor.

Is that what happened? I saw the recap of that clip on the Maddow show and couldn't figure out what was going on. It was like Smith suddenly became possessed and started talking in tongues. I mean I knew the words, at an individual level, but couldn't figure out what the hell he was saying.

/No I DRTFA, why do you ask?



Funny how there's not mass extinction of off-topic posts from the mods in THIS thread.
 
2012-05-04 01:11:33 PM  
 
2012-05-04 01:12:56 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Shep Smith seems increasingly like he's playing Ron Livingston's character from Office Space, except at Fox News instead of Initech. His commentary on Newt's concession speech (I paraphrase here)---"That lasted 26 minutes and I'm exhausted...and I'm sure both of you are too. That is to stay the two of you that actually sat through that whole thing."

[media.screened.com image 397x220]

It really seems like he's just going to keep showing up to work, but say whatever he feels like until he gets fired, and just enjoy drawing a paycheck until then.


I like Shep Smith. He's the most consistently sane person on Fox News by a wide margin.
 
2012-05-04 01:14:16 PM  

loonatic112358: from someone who works for fox? Have they found the fox mole then?


Shep Smith is always making snarky comments that hint he doesn't think highly of the network, it's politics and policies and it's other personalities. I think that when he finally gets away from the clutches of Fox, he'll reveal faaaaaaar more than the mole did.
 
2012-05-04 01:16:40 PM  

ClintonKun: loonatic112358: from someone who works for fox? Have they found the fox mole then?

Shep Smith is always making snarky comments that hint he doesn't think highly of the network, it's politics and policies and it's other personalities. I think that when he finally gets away from the clutches of Fox, he'll reveal faaaaaaar more than the mole did.


Not a chance. He'll have to sign an NDA or forgo the severance package.

Here's hoping he doesn't sign the NDA.

I wouldn't. If I was in Shep's shoes, I know I could make far more money writing a book about my time at Fox News than would be in the severance package.
 
2012-05-04 01:18:16 PM  

Serious Black: HMS_Blinkin: Shep Smith seems increasingly like he's playing Ron Livingston's character from Office Space, except at Fox News instead of Initech. His commentary on Newt's concession speech (I paraphrase here)---"That lasted 26 minutes and I'm exhausted...and I'm sure both of you are too. That is to stay the two of you that actually sat through that whole thing."

[media.screened.com image 397x220]

It really seems like he's just going to keep showing up to work, but say whatever he feels like until he gets fired, and just enjoy drawing a paycheck until then.

I like Shep Smith. He's the most consistently sane person on Fox News by a wide margin.


Which is why his ass is gone by January. After Obama wins re-election, the derp is going to go up to well past 11. Put it this way, if one could invest in derp futures like other commodities, I'd be putting EVERY cent I own into derp futures.
 
2012-05-04 01:20:58 PM  

meat0918: \Here's hoping he doesn't sign the NDA.

I wouldn't. If I was in Shep's shoes, I know I could make far more money writing a book about my time at Fox News than would be in the severance package.



This. Add, higher salary from a rival network.
 
2012-05-04 01:26:38 PM  
Shep Smith needs a network news anchor job. Stop looking for a "look," and give the job to a journalist (hint: If you every thought B. Walters was a journalist, you should not be trying to fill the anchor position). I'm okay with a conservative-leaning press as long as they really report. Shep Smith does real reporting, not propaganda for one side or the other.
 
2012-05-04 01:28:31 PM  

Ghastly: I have a pet mole.


I have one of those, too. But recently it has changed so much, we hardly talk anymore.

Serious Black:
I like Shep Smith. He's the most consistently sane person on Fox News by a wide margin.


That's like being the best swimmer on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
 
2012-05-04 01:29:31 PM  
What, are you surprised they're rebelling with all the bullshiat you foist in them day in and day out?
 
2012-05-04 01:31:58 PM  
I used to have a pet wallaby. And I don't drink.
 
2012-05-04 01:37:01 PM  
Translation:

I took this job at NAMBLA headquarters, and y'know what, pedophilia is kinda creepy.
 
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