Tuesday, October 12, 2004

The Real Furious George

We were browsing through the Guardian today, and checked in on the colummn that Kos has been writing there. By and large we haven't been that impressed, since it lacks the bite of his blog, and isn't half as well written as that of Glenn Reynolds, of Instapundit fame. In fact the disparity might be enough to make you believe that the Republican charge that Democrats have become incoherently angry.

So, this week, Markos decides to enlighten us on the origins and uses of the term "Furious George", which he says emerged from out of nowhere to become the perfect epithet for our enraged and simian Commander-In-Chief.

Au contraire, since Gringcorp has finally discovered a use for a dodgy past spent reading the New York Press. Because the NY Press has for several years been carrying the rather scatalogical punk rock observations of one George Tabb. Tabb, a sad old punk in the best sense of the word, was once in an angry punk rock band. The name? Furious George.

Proof positive that bloggers, like the rapt law student readers of Anonymous Lawyer, need to get out more.


At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a story about Furious George:
George W. Bush is visiting one of the classes in a primary school and he
visits. They are in the middle of a discussion related to words and their
meanings. The teacher asks the President if he would like to lead the
discussion of the word tragedy. So the illustrious leader asks the class for

an example of a tragedy.

One little boy stands up and offers: "If my best friend who lives on a farm,

is playing in the field and a runaway tractor comes along and knocks him
dead, that would be a tragedy."

"No," says President Bush, "that would be an accident."

A little girl raises her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children
drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."

"I'm afraid not," explains the exalted leader. "That's what we would call a
great loss."

The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. President Bush searches
the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a

Finally at the back of the room, little Johnny raises his hand. In a quiet
voice he says: "If Air Force One carrying you was struck by a missile and
blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaims President Bush, "That's right. And can you tell me why

that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says the boy, "because it sure as hell wouldn't be a great loss and
it probably wouldn't be an accident either."

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Gringcorp said...

Gumby Fresh in no way condones the use of surface-to-air missiles against the President of the United States. Especially when outlined by someone who doesn't fix the line breaks when pasting from an email.

At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That hurts.

At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, surface to air should NOT be hyphenated, as urged last Sunday by William Safire.

At 6:15 PM, Blogger Gringcorp said...

See, total information awareness webcrawling spy-beasties, Gringcorp doesn't know the first thing about such munitions. I'm sure William Safire would be a much better "person of interest" for you.


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