"I say, I say: The best thing about bein' a Southern Nihilist is the company! Haw haw haw!" - the Southern Nihilist, Cherokee Country Club, Knoxville, TN
"This lemonade is wonderfully relaxing, I sure am glad to get back to some good clean country living after all those sweaty days in town."
- Al Gore on the old farm
"Look, like Poppy says, sometimes the Great Eye falls on you, sometimes it falls on the Demon, and once such a beast stalks the land, you have to tend to your soul, your precious own soul." - Jeb, Bush Compound, Kennebunkport, ME
"Great apes all of y'all!" - Southern Nihilist flies from joy into an alcoholic rage and accosts everyone at the Homecoming Game at State
"Does Hillary Clinton want to govern as a man or as a bitch?"
- Maureen Dowd does what she does
"Well, I may be old fashioned but I think government service is like a fine cup of strong black coffee. Leadership has to be more than just cream." - Robert Gates in a white sweater petting a tabby cat, Kennebunkport
"No, it's not like that, I just take molly to fuck." - Ted Cruz assures his wife he's faithful
"Well, for one, since I started a vegan diet, I've been way less handsy overall with ladies." - Clinton contradicts Southern Nihilist on whether people can change
"You see this windbreaker? Come to Vermont sometime, I'll fucking kill you." - Bernie Sanders to a 15-year-old boy who smirked during his speech in Bull Piss, Iowa
“Sometimes I just feel like my whole life is that scene in The Bicycle Thief. You know, where they go to the restaurant to find some simple happiness and respite but then can only afford appetizers. I mean, Jesus.” - Martin O’Malley, Succulent, Iowa
“Tall cans of beer!” - the Southern Nihilist cancels his scholarship with Tech and dies years later having never left his small town
"My friends and family all think I'm a great guy."
“Not your Mom though."
- Jeb with Ralph Reed, Kennebunkport
"Legal opinions used to be occult masterpieces, but now it's just weaselly scratching." - Professor Southern Nihilist, Duke University School of Law
"¡Un monstruo! ¡Yo soy un monstruo!" - a gust of wind reveals Marco Rubio's comb over
"Since I became a grandmother I'm not in favor of black steel assassinations anymore, I prefer that terror suspects be blindfolded and thrown out of helicopters hovering five feet off the ground." - Hillary in Kiss of Wool, NH
“It burns!” - Tom Brady uses the Bush compound jacuzzi after curfew hours
"We'll see who's laughing when I have my medical license." - Obama makes a crazy fucking bet with Rand Paul over blue margaritas
"I brought a big ol bag of potato chips on the plane! Pass 'em around!" - the Southern Nihilist flies coach for the People
“The wealth gap is a big deal but the reality gap may never be bridged, definitely not dammed.” - the Seven-Eyed Lion-Lamb of the Apocalypse
"Our party platform is disintegration and social war!" - Federation of Republican Cab Drivers and Livery Men
"What killed these whites, doctor?"
"Over saturation of the Ideal. Death by Image. It's rare to see it so concentrated."
- Obama consulting with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
"Meet me at #fullcommunism!" - the bandito Paul Krugman parts ways with you at the Pass to draw enemy fire and live on in legend
"I just can't take being white anymore!” - comes apart in the wind like a daffodil Oregon poverty
"A Deep State at war with itself? Get the fuck out of here—but before you do, have a butterscotch candy." - Biden's meeting with George H.W. Bush goes nowhere fast, Kennebunkport
"Haw haw! Okay okay...would you rather be surgeon general, win an Olympic gold medal, or win one of those scratch lottery cards where you get to play again for free?" - the Southern Nihilist eating catfish with Bill Clinton
- Donald Trump
noam chomsky and i spent many hours together back in the 1960s - i took his course 'intellectuals and social change' - i got an A- actually, all of us got A'sReplyDelete
i saw a recent interview with him in which he said bernie sanders is not really a socialist - he's a new dealer (not that there's anything wrong with that, as chomsky sort of implied but not say explicitly)
the interviewer brought up hillary, and whether it would be worth the trouble to vote for her instead of the republican candidate, and noam said yes, it would - small differences, multiplied by enormous power, lead to important consequences for many people
in states where the outcome is in doubt, in other words, noam said, it was worthwhile to practice "less evilism" in the voting booth - not voting for the democrat is, in effect, voting for the republican
it was not noam, nor bernie, but irving berlin (who was born in siberia, by the way, not germany, as one might suppose from his adopted surname) who wrote this line, which i have slightly adapted - 'may the Creative Forces of the Universe stand beside us, and guide us, through the Night with the Light from Above' - metaphorically speaking, of course