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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:02 AM

All your heroes are perverts, Mark Morford

The greatest military leader in a generation. The greatest cyclist of all time. The greatest college football coach and assistant on American record. The guy who does the voice for Elmo for the past –whatnow? – 28 years? Jesus, really? Him too?

One by one they fall, one by one they fail to live up to ridiculous or impossible standards, fall prey to undue pressure and temptation, are revealed to have kinkier tendencies, human frailty, addiction to fame or money, are too easily drunk on lust or power or culturally frowned-upon deviance in inelegant or sometimes illegal proportions.

Who is immune? You? The president? The pope? The dorky Christian NFL quarterback who thinks Jesus really gives a damn about his pass completion percentage? Nuns? Trees? Dogs?

Answer: No one. Not now, not ever, not even close. You know, just like Jesus intended.

the rest: http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2012/12/04/all-your-heroes-are-perverts/

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Reply All your heroes are perverts, Mark Morford (Original post)
madokie Dec 2012 OP
rucky Dec 2012 #1
union_maid Dec 2012 #3
orpupilofnature57 Dec 2012 #2
Angleae Dec 2012 #4
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #5
Angleae Dec 2012 #9
rucky Dec 2012 #6
FreedomRain Dec 2012 #7
madokie Dec 2012 #10
hifiguy Dec 2012 #19
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #8
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #11
madokie Dec 2012 #12
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #21
madokie Dec 2012 #22
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #13
FSogol Dec 2012 #20
malaise Dec 2012 #14
Bake Dec 2012 #15
FSogol Dec 2012 #16
orpupilofnature57 Dec 2012 #17
Blue_Tires Dec 2012 #18

Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:04 AM

1. Paul Newman

that's all I got

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Response to rucky (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:09 AM

3. Oh, that's a good one

Never heard anything but good about Mr. Newman. And the POTUS is still in contention. Nothing yet, I mean.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:06 AM

2. ' Hero Worship ' by the B-52's

Like Lemmings jumping off a cliff, we adore what makes us sick, we're all perverts as soon as the bills are paid .

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:15 AM

4. Superman's a pervert?

Who knew?

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Response to Angleae (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:17 AM

5. You have no earthly idea

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:19 AM

9. And all this time I thought the reason he didn't get married was

that he didn't want alimony payments a few years later.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:18 AM

6. Why do you think they call him the Man of Steel?

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:04 AM

7. Morford is usually spot on

I haven't read any lately until this one, time to get back in the habit.

Mark Morford you're my hero!

oh damn....

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Response to FreedomRain (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:32 PM

10. Been my hero for years now too

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Response to FreedomRain (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:08 PM

19. He cuts through the BS as well as anyone

since the late, much-missed Molly Ivins.

"It takes no advanced calculus to realize the ruthlessly uptight Puritanism upon which our nation was so dreadfully founded has done more to poison the social pool than ten million porn movies, a cocaine habit and a revolving account on Grindr.

* * *

What ignoble and harmful idiocy, this “sin” gibberish. Was there ever a more disastrous concept foisted upon humanity? A more oppressive and tragic propaganda?


* * *

As the Buddha said, “Sorry pal, but blind faith is total bulls-t, not to mention a cop-out. You gotta live it. You gotta figure it out for yourself. Every. Single. Day. It’s the only way.” He would know."

One of the finest columnists out there, anywhere.



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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:13 AM

8. What a dolt...

Create a straw man argument, then try to appear intellectually superior when you knock it down.

He's not even an original dolt.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:54 PM

11. You'd think it was comedy.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:57 PM

12. surely not

But then again the man has a way with words that not many have

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Response to madokie (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:14 PM

21. Shame he doesn't also have a way with thoughts (nt)

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:28 PM

22. I really don't know what to say to that

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:58 PM

13. Fred Rogers nt

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:09 PM

20. Good one. n/t

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:58 PM

14. So true

There are no heroes

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:01 PM

15. My heroes have always been cowboys

Still are, it seems ...

Thanks, Willie!

Bake

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:04 PM

16. Roberto Clemente n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:19 PM

17. John Lennon

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Response to FSogol (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:50 PM

18. +1000

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