On 11 Oct 2006, at 22:08, Rick Moen wrote:
> I thought you had much, much better taste, Colm. Please get better
> soon. Really. Leach has zero class and no discernable talent.
Sez you. He makes me laugh, which counts as talent in my book.
Probably fair to say that ESR is an easy target, but I do appreciate
the deconstruction of his ludicrous self-importance and bizarre
> You want funny, see Stephen Colbert deadpanning Bush and the White
> House press corps _right to their faces_.
I *also* admire Stephen Colbert. And Jon Stewart. And Chris Morris
and Dave Gorman and Dylan Moran and Tommy Tiernan and John Cleese and
Spike Milligan and... suffice it to say that I have broad tastes.
> Unlike that shithead Leach adding to the pain of young children
> facing family disaster, that actually took courage, not to mention
> comic genius.
Sorry, I don't buy it. Humour doesn't have to kowtow to any of these
sensibilities - it's perfectly possible for something to be grossly
insensitive and *still* extremely funny. In fact, that frequently
adds to the humour - one of the most peculiar features of the human
psyche is the ability to laugh at disaster *without* losing the
gregarious sympathy which signifies humanity. I can maintain every
sympathy for Reiser and his family while still finding the cartoon
hilarious. If you can't, I'm sorry for you.
> Maybe if he works at it for a few decades, and contritely
> apologises for biting the ankles of the bereaved, Leach might be
> qualified to lick Colbert's shoes.
Ah, sanctimony. I recognise this.
> By the way, I know personally some of the people in this tragedy.
> And no, not at all amusing, sir.
Again, sez you. I disagree.
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