Still haven't read this Camille Paglia piece at Salon that Atrios linked. Never understood the appeal of the woman, to tell you the truth. Maybe I'm not pseudo-intellectual enough. Maybe I'm too Black. Don't know, don't particularly care.
But this comment made me laugh out loud. The setup: Apparently, Camille claims to be the first blogger.
Yeah, I know, the concept that launched a thousand jokes. But that one's pretty damn good.
Update: Oops, almost forgot. A blast from the distant past: Camille Paglia, Fucking White Oppressor.
For some time now, it's been considered poor taste to refer to African Americans who speak Standard White International English (aka SWINE) as "articulate." It's a bit like waving a sign reading, "I am a bigoted twat. Please fuck with me."
Perhaps you missed the memo.
I kind'a miss that Luke Cage - Doc Doom graphic, though. . .
All right, all right, I'm reading the fucking thing. Geez, is there a Reading Camille Paglia Drinking Game? She uses the word "Dionysian," neck a bottle of wine, something like that?
Update again. Camille sez:
As a writer, I'm inspired not just by other writing but by music and art and lines from movies. I think that's what's missing from a lot of blogs.
Ok, she said, "a lot." Maybe she rarely ventures outside Instapunditland, him and his links list.
Quote noted in the comments at Pandagon. I'm still working up the enthusiasm to read the actual article. I already sat through the commerical, though. . .
Also gotta admit, I don't usually read the comments at Eschaton. Too many, and often too policy wonky.
But mostly too many. Don't think this place has ever broken the century mark in a comment thread. . .