Boondoggle

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Who is the real “childlike adult?”

In George Will’s case, outright lying may in fact be preferable to outright stupidity. Really, just copy and paste any sentence from this latest bit of wagon-circling — having to do with, yes, the moral erosion of America‘s pants caused by pre-faded blue jeans, which presumably presents a threat far graver than that global warming nonsense — for an example of the egregiousness of Will’s silliness. Among the best:

Disenfranchisment for videogame players:

Seventy-five percent of American “gamers” — people who play video games — are older than 18 and nevertheless are allowed to vote.

A little bit of homoerotic myth-embracing:

Jeans come prewashed and acid-treated to make them look like what they are not — authentic work clothes for horny-handed sons of toil and the soil…

Eventually, however, [Levi Strauss] made tough pants, reinforced by copper rivets, for the tough men who knelt on the muddy, stony banks of Northern California creeks, panning for gold.

A stunningly bad linear interpretation of history (even by the standards of stunningly bad linear interpretations of history): “it is a straight line from the fall of the Bastille to the rise of denim.”

And not one, not two, but nine uses of religious terms to deplore America’s cult of slovenly jean-wearers.

But the most inexcusable offense: insulting the “childlike adults” of Seinfeld. Honestly, I prefer this George.

(hat tip: Roeper)

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April 16, 2009 - Posted by | Conservatives | , ,

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