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April 19, 2009



It's not even that evil is particularly banal nowadays. It's just that it's so damn tacky. Kim Jong Il in his Primark windcheater, Saddam Hussein with his sub-Boris Vallejo murals, Karpinski with her Redneck Spring Break prison, Bybee with his kazoo ensemble... Say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, but at least it had grandeur.

Richard J

Like this, you mean?


Yeah, I think that plate armour is slightly more grandiose than a Primark windcheater...


We're sorry, the part of Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz is already taken. Don't call us, we'll call you.


He's right you know; the stonework of the Olympiastadion is superb, but the architectural marks of the Bush are unsaleablely huge cars and unheatable McMansions built of crap. Have you noticed how many recent buildings have bits falling off/hanging out/unfinished?

Richard J

The profit margin on construction work is tiny (If you get more than 3%, you're doing well) - it's a safe bet, therefore, that where corners can be cut, they will be cut.


I realise that my original comment sounds a bit like something the mad playwright in "The Producers" would have said. ("Hitler would never have played zer kazoo! He was a better dancer than Churchill, he was a better painter than Churchill...")

chris y

George Shearing remarked that a gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't, so what can you say about a kazoo. More evidence that Bybee is a cad and a bounder.


Some friends of mine attended a juggling convention in Verona in 1991 where the entry pass was a kazoo, but the only tune they appeared to pick up was
# I've got a kazoo, and it'll get on your nerves #

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