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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Bad Cable

One of my new year's resolution was to keep it positive (not really a big time resolution, but something I continually work on). Too often I find myself delving into negativity and sarcasim. As the Byrds have said again and again, there's a place for everything. But the positive feedback loop of negativity is something that I try to steer clear of.

That being said, I'm greatly enjoying Buffalo Beast's 50 Most Loathsome People in America, 2005. The inclusion of Robert Novak and Johnny Damon are no brainers, but there are a few that I didn't automatically think of, but sit perfectly on the list. Example:

48. Larry the Cable Guy

Charges: The absolute nadir of the American South's baffling cultural hegemony. A middle-class Nebraskan, raised in Palm Beach, whose parents sent him to private school, masquerading as an Appalachian mutant and making millions off the nine-toed cyclopes in his audience by calling his material "blue collar," when it's really just a celebration of proud ignorance. The latest in a long line of "entertainers" propagating the lie that real talent is elitist. The South has risen again—just long enough to grab the rest of the nation by the legs and pull it back down to its Lovecraftian depths. Isn't even "bad funny." Makes Jeff Foxworthy look like Chris Rock.

Exhibit A: Ostensibly humorous catchphrase translates into "complete the task."

Sentence: Sent back in time for the sole purpose of having Mark Twain's cigars extinguished on his face.

Thanks =A= for the heads up.

Block Party - Positive Tension (Blackbox Remix).mp3 (via Veritas Lux Mea)


  • At 11:44 PM, Anonymous nico said…

    How can some guy born in Nebraska and raised in Palm Beach be the South's fault?

    Check his tour dates page. Multiple night runs in great Southern cities like Portland, OR; Washington DC; Albany, NY; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA and Indianapolis, IN.

    More blatant anti-Southernism. Larry the Cable guy can be laid squarely at the feet of the plains states and the New York-ified portion of Florida.


  • At 8:51 AM, Blogger Isaac said…

    Check out my blog to see that even Larry the Cable guy can be inspirational sometimes. Go figure!

  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger K. said…

    Blast! I had this thing sitting in the hopper to be posted. Beat me to night. That list is amazing...especially this quote by Tom Delay:

    "So many minority youths had volunteered…that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like myself."

    Unbelievable. What a jerk.

  • At 4:04 PM, Blogger K. said…

    Replace "night" with "it" no idea how that happened. No beatings please.

  • At 11:15 PM, Blogger Gyrobo said…

    That is so what I would've done.

  • At 12:22 PM, Anonymous fresh bread said…

    thanks for checking my blog! big ups to fellow hokies!


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