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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 11:32 AM
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Glenn Beck Tops 2009 Carnie Awards

Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 09:04:33 AM PDT

In a hard-fought battle, political talk pundit Glenn Beck handily defeated reality show stars Jon & Kate Gosselin to top the 5th annual Carnie Awards honoring the nations leading carnival-style hucksters, side show acts and bull artists.

Doc Paranormal's diary :: :: Glenn Beck skyrocketed to the top of the list thanks to his unfortunately popular new Fox News show. More than any other celebrity in recent memory, hes a 19th-century carnival barker brought back to life
People today are just as gullible as they were back when housewives bought snake-oil from fast-talking carnies while their husbands drooled at strippers in dimly-lit tents. Glenn Beck fans are the same kind of rubes I conned as a teen-age carnie. I wrote about them in a book, Eyeing the Flash: The Education of a Carnival Con Artist. Just because the sales pitch comes via a high-definition TV or high-tech gadget doesnt mean its not full of bull.
The Carnie Awards were created to honor celebrities and politicians who still know theres a sucker born every minute. Like all good carnies, they know that when it comes to drawing a crowd, the sizzle is more important than the steak.
So, step right up ladies and gentlemen! Here are the top five winners of the 2009 Carnie Awards!

5th Place:

The Jacksons:
Millions of fans were still mourning Michaels death when teams of lawyers began cutting deals for his estate. Their frantic work is already bearing the family lucrative fruit: A concert film will soon be hitting screens worldwide; discarded tracks are being brushed off for new albums; the 4 Jackson brothers have signed to star in an A&E reality show; there are even reports that Michaels burial was professionally filmed. And dont forget about dad Joe Jacksons new record label.

4th Place:
Sarah Palin:
Sarah was so eager to turn her political popularity into personal gold that she shockingly quit the day job that brought her immense fame. Now shes at home in Wasilla with a multi-million dollar book deal and a mountain of big bucks offers. Meanwhile, she keeps her rabid fan base happy with wacky postings on Twitter and Facebook. All that holds Sarah back from even greater fame and fortune is former almost-son-in-law Levi Johnston and her own personal foibles.

3rd Place:

Wall Street:
Americas financial big shots went bankrupt. But with able assistance from the politicians they keep in the back pockets of their Armani suits, the moguls tricked taxpayers into covering their massive losses. Now theyre back to paying themselves billions in bonuses while unemployment soars.

2nd Place:

Jon & Kate Gosselin:
Octomom proved that fertility pays. But no one in America has benefited more from giving birth eight times than Jon and Kate. Pumping out twins and sextuplets in rapid succession earned them reality TV fame. Ratings climbed to record levels when they filed for divorce. And now that their faces are plastered on all the celebrity magazines, you cant avoid the Jon & Kate brand even when youre buying a box of Pop Tarts.

1st Place:
Glenn Beck:
Now that the World Weekly News is dead and buried, America turns to Glenn Beck for crazy news and commentary. Combining the appearance of a fat Bat Boy with the lunatic punditry of Ed Anger, Beck has developed a lucrative fan base of paranoids and conspiracy theorists who think Art Bell is too f*****g tame. In the five year history of these awards no celebrity epitomizes the carnie spirit more than Glenn Beck. He makes millions pitching political snake oil to the same sort of rubes that once crowded side shows to gawk at geeks biting the heads off of chickens.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/11/780509/-Gle...
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Sinistrous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 12:31 PM
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1. I think i'd switch the rankings of
Sarah and the Gosselins.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 12:39 PM
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2. And let's not forget Beck's half-assed attempt at a "comedy" show.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 12:51 PM
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3. Beck --- "I'd like to thank all the little people."











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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 03:14 PM
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4. Hey ! Those are my NEIGHBORS !!!!!
Why weren't we invited to the that party????
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 03:16 PM
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5. I think that's a picture from my last family reunion!
:rofl:
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 03:30 PM
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6. There's a Glenn Beck viewer born every minute.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 03:31 PM
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7. He does look like a "fat Bat Boy".




:rofl:
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-11-09 03:36 PM
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8. Have you noticed the distinct Ayran type of Beck and his cohorts?
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 04:43 AM
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9. Well, Beck is a German name.
:shrug:
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:45 AM
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10. 

thats perfect description!!

:rofl:

plus he gets the pillsbury dough boy award - he's so doughy. ick

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