“At least Bank of America got its name right. The ultimate Too Big To Fail bank really is America, a hypergluttonous ward of the state whose limitless fraud and criminal conspiracies we’ll all be paying for until the end of time.” — Matt Taibbi
NAH, IT CAN’T BE — CAN IT?
Gawker had this first, then Roger Ebert re-posted it. It’s a purported commercial for the Rick Santorum campaign.
Ebert says he can’t believe it’s real. And, quite frankly, neither can I.
I mean, Little Rickey is the altar boy who loved all the attention the priest lavished on him, leading him to become the world’s most prominent closeted figure. His resultant damaged psyche then led him to turn the Republican primary battle into a cheap Outer Limits episode, natch.
But this? For real?
Well, just watch. Someone out there has to know if this is legit or not. Lemme know, would you?
PSANTORUM IS PSYCHO
Here’s the definition of Paranoid Personality Disorder, as presented in the DSM-IV-TR, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition, text revision, that is the bible (you’ll pardon the pun) of the psychiatry profession:
A. A pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others such that their motives are interpreted as malevolent, beginning in early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by four (or more) of the following:
- suspects, without sufficient basis, that others are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him or her
- is preoccupied with unjustified doubts about the loyalty or untrustworthiness of friends or associates
- is reluctant to confide in others because of unwarranted fear that the information will be used maliciously against him or her
- reads hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events
- persistently bears grudges, i.e, is unforgiving of insults, injuries, or slights
- perceives attacks on his or her character or reputation that are not apparent to others and is quick to react angrily or counterattack
- has recurrent suspicions, without justification, regarding fidelity of spouse or sexual partner
B. Does not occur exclusively during the course of Schizophrenia, a Mood Disorder With Psychotic Features, or another Psychiatric Disorder and is not due to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition.
There you have it. Little Rickey is damned on at least five criteria: numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6. This man who should be eating soft foods prior to being given his nightly mega-dose of Thorazine may well be your next Republican candidate for Vice President of the world’s only remaining superpower.
THE ONLY TRUE RELIGION
Believe me, I love the Book Corner but I’d jump at the chance to work in this palace in a heartbeat.
The painstakingly preserved 13th Century cathedral in Maastricht, Holland, is the new home of the Dutch Selexyz Dominicanen bookstore.
Dig this shelving under the soaring vaulted ceiling:
Meanwhile back in this holy land bookstores are closing faster than James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks can type out those disposable consumables they call novels.
RUBY, DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN
Happy birthday, Leonard Nimoy.
I can believe some PAC or backers of Santorum made this spot. Just a little too slick, a little “too cute” with the imagery, and a total lack of substance — very much like “The Fountainhead,” that horribly bad Ayn Rand movie that came out last year. I saw it for $3 on a rainy afternoon at the Logan Theater. SUCKED! in a different way than her novel, which might have been more persuasive had the bitch not gone on and on and on. Luckily, she wouldn’t let anyone edit her, so most people despair of ever finishing her works.
Don’t know if you noticed my FB post, but I crossed over and voted for Santorum, figuring he’d lose anyway. My goal was to lessen the gap and deny Romney a full-blown win. Was hoping to keep the Republicans fighting and bleeding all the way up to a brokered convention that would spotlight the worst of that party. Ah well, they seem to be doing just that without my help.
Hey, John, re your crossover vote: It’s amazing how much up-fuckery the Rs are capable of all by themselves.