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Warren DeMontague

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Because her aspect ratio is all fucked up?

Seriously, that thing is giving me a headache.

Anyway, if there's one thing I can't stand almost as much as Kardashians, Hiltons, and other emblems of vacuous famous-for-being-famous-osity, it's breathy, overwrought pontificating on the ominous implications impled by said phenomena.

Yeah, who cares. Kim Kardashian is a celebrity mobius strip, an Escheresque strange loop of self-feeding (and self-enriching) media pretzel logic. So what? Is (so-called) "late-stage American-style capitalism" really the only human endeavour that glorifies, basically, nothing? (Let's avoid dovetailing into what seems to me an almost inevitable digression into religion, here) No, actually, it's not. Very few "celebrities" around the world are Dalai Lamas, at least compared to the number who are on TV because they can look good in a tank top while eating a banana.

And ever was it thus.

And that "famous for nothing, rich for just being there" as thing? Yeah, okay, maybe the part about fighting the revolutionary war to be free of royalty is a bit overstated, given that the impulse seems to be hard-baked into at least the supermarket tabloid aspects of our collective English-speaking psyche.

But come on. Whatever it is, it's not exclusive to the US, and it's certainly not new.



Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Sep 6, 2014, 06:12 AM (2 replies)

The point is, to say that anyone who doesn't lose their shit over porn, swimsuits, and

Spiderwoman's butt, isn't a "real liberal", and in fact is somehow echoing right wing views - is facile, flat out false, and in fact 180 degrees from the actual political reality.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Aug 29, 2014, 09:40 PM (2 replies)

Yeah.

Now THERE is an actual, real gaping hole on DU.

But then, that was someone who never went in for self-congratulatory bs or the like... Who simply showed up and fought the good fight, and defended her right to make up her own mind on her own terms.

The word "loss" is tossed around too easily, when anyone can post a GBCW thread in GD, drum up 100 "please don't go" responses, and then make a dramatic exit, only to show up six months later "I'm back!!!! miss me?"



And we're talking about screen names, fake nom de plumes by people who, for all we know, have 20 socks in the drawer. Raindog was a real loss, an actual loss.

The good ones don't announce their leaving. The great ones, like raindog- man, I sure wish I could have at least said goodbye.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Aug 28, 2014, 02:53 AM (1 replies)

He's spider-man, remember

those are egg sacs.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Aug 23, 2014, 05:58 PM (0 replies)

Old news. Grovelbot has been riding the rails for years

He was traveling with the hobo circuit in the 1930s, singing folk songs and eating old screws and bolts out of a rusty tin can warmed over a campfire.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Aug 22, 2014, 08:27 PM (0 replies)

Conservative version of Lindsay Lohan?

yeah, that sounds about right.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Aug 16, 2014, 04:24 PM (0 replies)

Shit.

She was a friend of mine.

I hadn't heard from her in a few weeks, assumed she was busy with a new gig she had talked about.

Rest in peace, R.




Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Jul 25, 2014, 02:27 AM (0 replies)

I think we should have an appreciation thread for the available DU tools, also

As well as us DU tools who are nevertheless in committed relationships.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:42 PM (0 replies)

I will say this: There's a logic puzzle, or an Abbott & Costello routine, in there somewhere.




http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5214371

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Jul 9, 2014, 02:25 AM (1 replies)

DO YOU HAVE ANY RUBBER WALRUS PROTECTORS???

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Jun 12, 2014, 07:37 PM (0 replies)
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