Glenn Beck is trying so hard! Speaking in a French accent — like a real artiste!– Beck decided to dunk a Barack Obama figurine into what he claimed was his own urine (in which case, Obamacare can not be implemented soon enough, mostly for the mental health benefits but also the nephrology screenings)…
"Now some will say that all Glenn Beck did is put the president in a jar of pee-pee. While technically correct, yes, I prefer to call this work of art by its more appropriate and professional title. I like to call this, 'Flobama.' Sure we can dumb it down for the masses of little people so they can understand. Yes, we have Obama in pee-pee. Mmm? Oui? Yes? This can be yours for a bargain price of $25,000."
Although eBay shut down the auction after bidding on the item had reached $11,000, basically no one else was upset about this. Barely anyone remembers the Andres Serrano "Piss Christ" exhibition that served as the inspiration/counterpoint for Beck's Dadaism. He should have just confessed to using Dos Equis or Coors Lite in that jar. Liberal micro-brew beer snobs would have been way more outraged.
Photo via The Blaze screengrab
Tags: Art, Barack Obama, Glenn Beck
They say that the true art of writing is rewriting. But most people misinterpret that as meaning that it's a long process of refining your written word over and over again until the text is a finely-crafted narrative-delivering vessel and the phrasing seems both effortless and poetic. That's not it at all.
All you really need to do is know how to rewrite the author page, so that you've successfully replaced the actual author's name with your own. Or, at least that's what I gather from this account by an editor writing for Salon…
"Two weeks ago I discovered, to my surprise, that I had line-edited an early draft of Glenn Beck’s new novel, Agenda 21. Glenn Beck! At the time I was working on it, the manuscript belonged to its actual author, a woman named Harriet Parke, who lives a few minutes from my aunt.
"But a year and a few lawyers later, Glenn Beck purchased the right to call himself its creator, and Ms. Parke agreed to be presented as a ghostwriter… Her name appears as a "ghostwriter" in small letters on the cover."
You know what? This actually makes me like Beck more than I used to. I've always suspected that Beck has been stealing his ideas and opinions from crazy homeless people on the street outside his office.
Now, it seems more likely that he buys them.
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Tags: Books, Glenn Beck
* Romney's leaked Google search history.
* ADHD unveils some sort of Robomneybamarom.
* Taking stock of campaign stock photography.
* Someone has a crush on Romney.
* The Get Your War On office didn't get the memo (NSFW).
* Presidential sour rounds sounds about right.
* Glenn Beck unveils a new clothing line, from Hahajk.com.
* Mitt Romney is hiding something awful in his spotify account.
* Children draw the issues they want to address in this year's election.
* President Obama and Romney fight it out with humor, for a change.
Tags: Barack Obama, Catholic Church, Daily Links, Debates, Glenn Beck, Mitt Romney, The New York Times, The Onion
We're getting into the third act of the Glenn Beck biopic. This is where the main character's carefully foreshadowed selling-out phase reaches a ridiculous height. Any second now, an old zoo crew buddy will show up to say, "You've changed man. You used to be about the crazy, reckless, borderline-racist rants. Now, you're all about the money!"
Glenn Beck does his best Sam Elliot impression while selling his brand of patriotic jeans…
Tags: Advertising, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh