October 03, 2008
Ipecac

Ever feel like bending over and clearing out the system with a good, old-fashioned puke? Rich Lowry at the National Review has got just the thing for you. And while you’re blowing chunks, consider this: Have the words “very wise” and “TV executive” ever appeared in sequence before?

A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It’s one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O’Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at October 03, 2008 05:48 PM
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That's a lot to type with one hand.

Posted by: montag on October 3, 2008 11:05 PM

Wouldn't you need three hands, Montag? One for the kleenex?

Posted by: Aitch Jay on October 3, 2008 11:28 PM

The wink reminds me of stories I heard from other guys from stories they told when they came back from the county fair. They had these "hootchie kootchie" shows, not sure if that spelling is right, but the pronunciation would be, but apparently the men paid their money, walked into a big tent and there was a whole row of "ladies" standing in front of you, giving *YOU* that special wink and then taking off their tops, and then doing some odd things with your glasses. But the winks were the start of getting that show going.

I mention this because a good many commenters on the debate articles at the Washington Post have asked when she was going to do the topless routine.

I think the hootchie kootchies were still around when I was 18 or 19 but I was too shy to go before they were shut down, and it was usually old men (at least I thought they were old then) that went anyway, but I never got to see the show. Maybe the writer fondly remembers "the good old days" that conservatives usually pine for and that wink reminded him of "the good old days".

I'm not puking, I'm remembering who went. It definitely was not those who were among the smarter set in town.

So what's the next trick, after the wink? That's what I wanna know. Because if you carry the wink all the way to its logical conclusion, you get eyeglasses going into certain crevices.

Let's hope McCain doesn't get THAT desperate, but Sarah would certainly fill the bill as the wink clearly demonstrates who and what she is.

Posted by: Buck on October 4, 2008 8:12 AM
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