January 25, 2007

On Hatery: The 50 Most Loathsome People of '06

The Buffalo Beast, described by wikipedia as a left-libertarian biweekly, has published a list of its 50 most loathsome people of 2006. The list is a beautifully hateful, bitter, angsty tirade organized in the form of detailing the charges against a person, offering one quote or factoid as further evidence of their loathing-worthiness, and offering up a possible sentence in exchange for these crimes. Its that invigorating mix of disdain and condescension that I'd love to turn on most of the anonymous commenters here on LGB, if I only I cared what you thought just a little more. Besides, that would make me an angry douche, I guess, and I'm way more of a spiteful prick.
Here's their take on You, at #16:

Charges: Your whole life has been a pitiful exercise in rote mimicry, a meek subjugation of individuality in exchange for herd approval. Your delusions of "common sense" wisdom stem from an unwillingness to seek information and an inability to critically analyze it. You never hesitate to offer strong opinions on subjects you don't know a damn thing about. You're willing to believe anything a guy in a suit says on TV, as long as it doesn't hint at your culpability in the negligent homicide of your country and planet or otherwise cloud your streak-free conscience. You're more worried about friction on the "Desperate Housewives" set than the lack of health coverage at your tedious, soul-destroying job. You have no idea what is going on in the world, and you're fine with that. You are why democracy doesn't work.

Exhibit A: You're Time magazine's person of the year. So was Hitler.

Sentence: More of the same.

In other news, today's D reports on a measure to legalize marijuana being introduced in the NH legislature. Introduced by who, you ask? None other than one Rep. Charles Weed. Word.

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