Life, Art, and Parody

September 10, 2010 - 5:01 pm
Irradiated by LabRat
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So we’ve declined to talk about the Koran burning thing or the Ground Zero mosque because we felt neither deserved a fraction of the attention being paid so far. And I’m not going to say anything substantive about either for that reason.

But it turns out the story as it stands is the Koran-burning pastor has offered to cancel the book-burning if the Ground Zero mosque people move the mosque, which the relevant imam isn’t biting on but IS happily milking this for extra media time. Donald Trump likes that idea and is willing to pay handsomely to get in on that, which the lawyer for the mosque declared to be a “cheap attempt to get publicity”, and proved on the spot that there is no God because he was not struck by lightning or swallowed into the mouth of Hell. Sensing that other packs of media-whore lunatics were getting far more attention than them, Westboro Baptist Church has stated that they will burn some Korans if the other book-burners back down. Because there’s a law of Conservation of Sacrilege that would otherwise go unsatisfied, I guess. The White House is on it. And to top it all off, the media camped out at the church where the burning was to take place have snapped and started ranting about how they’re being used.

When I look back on my life, I will recognize exactly this moment at which current events become totally indistinguishable from satire and caused a singularity of Poe’s Law.

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  1. Wayne Conrad Says:

    Having a big to-do about book burnings beats having to notice how thoroughly we are being gang raped by govindustry. I think fits comfortably in the mind of those who think that our troubles are caused by foreigners, terrorists, moral decay, atheism, etc.

  2. Old NFO Says:

    A crisis wasted… :-) And yeah, the media whores are alive and well on this one!

  3. On publicity stunts : Newbie Shooter Says:

    […] I’ve been watching the whole “I’m going to burn a Koran!” thing with amusement.  On the one hand, I think it is a silly publicity stunt.  If you want to go burn a Koran, go burn a Koran.  But talking about it the way he has: “I swear, I’m totally gonna do it….no I’m not….Yes, I am!” has just struck me as drama for the sake of drama. It’s gotten kind of silly. […]

  4. Justthisguy Says:

    I recommend that all do as I do, when the public silliness just gets too, silly, and put on the Kenneth Alford CD. For instance, I am listening to “The Middy” at this very moment. The cantabile counter-melodies in the low brass, and embroidery- like flute and clarinet parts are very soothing.