Friday, May 11, 2007

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The most bizarre analyses I've seen today

This is what I get for surfing the web instead of revising that paper-that's-really-just-perfect-the-way-it-is-and-I-don't-care-what-those-stupid-peer-referees-think.

First up, Scott Sullivan, "U.S. Jews Must Protect Wolfowitz," The Conservative Voice:

US Jews must protect Wolfowitz because the allegations against him are baseless and Germanyís motives in pushing these allegations are suspect. Meanwhile, President Bush wants to purge his administration of anti-Iran policy makers. As his legacy, Bush wants to make a strategic partnership with Iranís Nazi President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Firing Paul Wolfowitz is the down payment on Bush's strategic partnership with Iran.

Next up: Grady Hendrix, "Mocha Zombies," Slate:

The rage virus, with its ability to create red-eyed, screaming monsters, with its instantaneous transmission via liquid, and the fact that its frantic growth can only be stopped by firebombing, is an effective metaphor for the unstoppable, global spread of Starbucks.... Images of rabid globalization... still deliver a kick, and there's nothing that says "New World Order" more than a horde of single-minded zombies devouring the quick and assimilating them into their anonymous, ever-expanding ranks.
I think this one is intended to be funny, but I'll let the readers be the judge.

posted by Dan on 05.11.07 at 02:58 PM


When I first read that Slate article, my reaction was that the author was being 100% sincere. It still is.

posted by: asg on 05.11.07 at 02:58 PM [permalink]

Slate has not been funny for a long time, and has never been sincere.

posted by: Useless Sam Grant on 05.11.07 at 02:58 PM [permalink]

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