Weinergate, “Expelled” Bankruptcy, & Rapture

Too many things are happening all at once for it to be a coincidence. As your always-dependable guide to cosmic events, it is the task of your Curmudgeon to help you make sense of it all. These are the events of which we speak:

As most of you know, the trash documentary, Expelled! — staring matinee idol Ben Stein — is now being sold off in bankruptcy court (see NCSE’s report). That film is probably the most horrendous heap of rubbish since Triumph of the Will.

And as the whole world knows, the May 21 Rapture prophecy of radio swami Harold Camping has spectacularly failed.

In addition to all of that we have Weinergate, about which we’ve previously posted.

This post, dear reader, is for you to comment on the confluence of these events. What does it all mean? Surely, such an aggregation of signs and portents is not without purpose. What are the odds against so many amazing things happening all at once, all by themselves? Clearly there is a message here, and this is your opportunity to understand it all.

However, we have always had civility rules around here, and this situation requires our particular attention. To protect the sensibilities of the ladies who visit our humble blog, and who enjoy our benevolent protection, we now declare that certain words and phrases can’t be used in connection with “Weiner.” They are:

… lets it all hang out.
… takes a licking (or beating, or thrashing, etc.)
… relies on his staff
… outstanding (or prominent, or impressive, etc., or their opposites)
… exposed (or revealed, etc.)
… drops out
… Congressional member

That is not, of course, an all-inclusive listing, but you get the general idea. Now then, let us know your thinking about what all of this portends.

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24 responses to “Weinergate, “Expelled” Bankruptcy, & Rapture

  1. …looks around…

    Protection, what protection?

  2. Add to the “conicidence” Shaq’s retirement. You may recall him and the “matinee idol” recently as the Comcast (sorry, “Xfinity”) peddlers.

  3. Realist1948

    These events simply mean that summer is here.
    Time for yet another season of Camping, and the occasional Weiner roast.

  4. comradebillyboy

    Poor Weiner blows his political career on R rated phone and cyber sex…how utterly pathetic. He is yet another hapless victim of social networking. One would think by now politicians would know that anything on twitter or facebook can become public. After all the facebook is little more than a data mining business which collects and sells users personal information. Sadly we now live in a surveillance society where privacy has been greatly devalued both by society and the individual.

  5. Realist1948 says: “These events simply mean that summer is here.”

    No, there is greater significance than that. Far greater. I’ll let y’all struggle with it a while longer.

  6. Cheryl Shepherd-Adams

    “To protect the sensibilities of the ladies who visit our humble blog, and who enjoy our benevolent protection, we now declare that certain words and phrases can’t be used in connection with “Weiner.” They are:

    … lets it all hang out.
    … takes a licking (or beating, or thrashing, etc.)
    … relies on his staff
    … outstanding (or prominent, or impressive, etc., or their opposites)
    … exposed (or revealed, etc.)
    … drops out
    … Congressional member”

    Dammit, I was going to use those myself. [/guttermind]

    Of all people, this particular congressman should have known that certain words and phrases would come up arise be used aaaargh! in the reporting.

    As to the significance of these . . . did you forget to include the Arizona wildfires?

  7. “To protect the sensibilities of the ladies who visit our humble blog, and who enjoy our benevolent protection”

    WhiskyTangoFoxtrot?!? Go protect yourself!

  8. Yes, but let’s get something straight. Weiner’s a stand up guy, an upright citizen who may be within inches of getting the sack. Rigid and unbending he may well be, swollen ego and all, but my sense is that he still has the respect of his unit.

    So, I couldn’t agree more.

  9. magpie61, can I steal that?

  10. magpie61 says: “Yes, but let’s get something straight.”

    I hope the ladies avert their eyes.

  11. @b_sharp:

    It’s all yours. Unattributed, please.

  12. I’ll have to tell you the significance of these events. The Olympian gods are smiting Weiner, Camping, and Expelled. There is no other explanation.

  13. At Rush Limbaugh’s website: Stand Firm, Weiner! Don’t Resign. One excerpt:

    We want Weiner to stand firm here and not quit. … Well, I don’t know how hard it is for Weiner to stand up to all this or not. I don’t know.

  14. Curmy says, “That is not, of course, an all-inclusive listing, but you get the general idea.”

    Didn’t you mean to say “genital idea”?

    “Weiner”! Gotta be the most aptly-named politician of all time! Others will come and go, but “Weiner” will certainly stick out for many years to come.

  15. retiredsciguy says:

    “Weiner” will certainly stick out for many years to come.

    Like Bork, his name will become a verb. Future incidents like this will be described as “pulling a Weiner.”

  16. ["Others will come and go, but “Weiner” will certainly stick out for many years to come."]

    Indeed. As Shakespeare once said, some have greatness thrust upon them. Though he’s had some stiff competition, Weiner is the complete package.

    (Someone help me, I can’t stop…)

  17. Leno said it last night — ” Weiner’s the ‘Peter Tweeter’. ”

    Gotta feel sorry for the guy, though. He’s probably acting this way because he was most likely scarred for life by all the teasing over his name he had to endure as a youth.

  18. Magpie61, a quick question: Carl LaFong? Capital L, small a, capital F, small o, small n, small g?

  19. @SY
    Magpie61, a quick question: Carl LaFong? Capital L, small a, capital F, small o, small n, small g?

    …Or Egbert Sousè, (with an accent grave over the “e”)!

  20. …Future incidents like this will be described as “pulling a Weiner.”

    Think so? There seems to be a vas deferens in our opinions on this subject.
    (That’s it, I’m done. Back to work now…)

  21. That was so bad, magpie61, you should be sent to a penal colony.

  22. “As most of you know, the trash documentary, Expelled! — staring matinee idol Ben Stein — is now being sold off in bankruptcy court (see NCSE’s report). That film is probably the most horrendous heap of rubbish since Triumph of the Will.”

    Let’s not play the Hitler card, SC. Whatever you may think of its message, Triumph of the Will is an extremely important work of cinema, still very influential to this day. Expelled, not so much. In a similar vein, there are a number of important works of early Soviet cinema whose message may be objectionable, but which are nevertheless important and influential works of cinema. Expelled is just a very badly done documentary with no redeeming qualities either in its message or in its technique.

  23. meh says: “Let’s not play the Hitler card, SC.”

    I was playing the “misleading documentary” card.