Thursday, June 14
Is Gore our Stevenson?
During one of [Adlai] Stevenson's presidential campaigns, allegedly, a supporter told him that he was sure to "get the vote of every thinking man" in the USA, to which Stevenson is said to have replied, "Thank you, but I need a majority to win."
I thought I was going to write something original about the photo above and the accompanying Time Magazine article but DeRosaWorld did a clear and better job than I could have of asking the question: Who does Al Gore think he is, Adlai Stevenson?
To which I would add that ya know us blogospherians are the intellectuals/eggheads of this culture and that's why we don't get no respect and we may never win an election and it makes us tear our hair out and shake our laptops how people care so much about STUPID SHIT and we openly question that you know, Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 didn't name a show "American Idol" because nobody would have fucking believed him and to put people talking about that show after church would have been too pathetic, real life just doesn't measure up to fiction, and vice-versa oh rant off.
Oh just found this wonderful article Bradbury points out the enemy in Fahrenheit is not the state...it is television...it is us. This guy Gore said the same thing in 2005. Heh.
Okay this post has too many links and you're too busy for all that but do click the egghead link it's informative and germane. Yeah, I use words like germane. That's why we're both here. Point made.
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