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Yet another weird SF fan
 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Good Heavens

My viewers have more than doubled over the past two days, owing to my my response to Yiddish curses for Republican Jews.

Since “the customer is always right,” I'll add some more analysis (this time serious instead of snarky). One of the curses is:

May you live to a hundred and twenty without Social Security or Medicare.
Social Security is supposedly necessary to keep great-grandparents from starving to death and Medicare is supposedly necessary to keep great-grandparents from dying of illness. Presumably reaching a hundred and twenty in the first place meant you didn't need them. I'm reminded of the following William F. Buckley quote:
The economic model in capitalism is that a living wage must be paid in order for an economy to function. Mr. Carey insisted that part-time workers for United Parcel Service earned ``too little to live on,'' which prompts the question, Why aren't they dead?
It looks like the curse list was devised by people who listed mindless cliches with no evidence of thought or other mental activity.

What does this say about all the people repeating to each other that the curse list is “brilliant”?

1 Comments:

Anonymous TJIC said...

> My viewers have more than doubled over the past two days,

Wow!

Who joined me?

;-)

8:45 AM  

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