Monday, October 18, 2010

Cheap thrills

Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann and the MSNBC all-stars, et. al.,  have collectively an audience of a few million people. They  garner disproportionate attention from the new media however.  Why?  I think they appeal to the same audience that went to see Jackass this weekend.  The same reason traffic is slowed to a crawl by accident-scene gawkers.  People like reading about disasters. And because their antics provide cheap fodder for lazy bloggers looking to get readers jumping up and down, and smashing Hummel figures and coffee cups in outrage.  Bloggers like me.


Anonymous said...

Bill Maher wouldn't make a pimple on a real man's ass.

Josh Fahrni-Barn Army Dog Catcher said...

I went and saw Jackass this weekend.


Rodger the Real King of France said...

I watched both the Maryland and Redskin games.

Josh Fahrni-Barn Army Dog Catcher said...

I had the choice between watching my Cowboys play a football game, or going to watch Jackass. One had the most disgusting, sickening display of "fail" and excrement that I had ever seen...

And the other starred a bunch of dumbasses performing Jackass stunts.

The choice was obvious; turns out I was right.

Jess said...

Bill Maher, when he was young, was probably smacked on the head at least once a day for his inability to know when to shut up. As an adult, the head smacking will be accomplished with his own hand if he ever realizes what a f****ing annoying bastard he's become.

Anonymous said...

I think you over estimate their popularity. You have double counted their fan base.


Anonymous said...

Maher is yet another of those "repulsive collection of snide, fuckwit urban hipster twats"™Iowahawk

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