Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Atrios provides the joke of the day if you happen to read The Note, which I had to give attempting after a half dozen made me sicker than rancid oysters.

"ABCNEWS'S the Note gets a letter:

I've been reading the Note since the middle of the 2004 presidential campaign, and I must say it's one of the funniest things I've ever encountered. It's the perfect parody of the insular, snobbish, in-crowd mindset of Washington journalism. You've captured everything: the craven subservience to power, the swooning over empty Republican chest-beating, the total ignorance of issues that matter to non-millionaires, the snide sidelong shots at people who understand those issues, and - particularly when you talk about Howard Dean - the pissiness of people who believe themselves elite and can't quite understand why nobody else is listening to their pearls of wisdom. It's like a transcript of a cocktail party attended exclusively by ultra-rich child molesters and whores. Congratulations on the brilliant work, and remember the words of satirist Michael O'Donoghue: 'Making people laugh is the lowest form of comedy.'"

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