Friday, July 11, 2014

Darn dat Dinesh D’Souza!

His books and movies sell like gangbusters. Mine don't. I don't even have a movie. I wonder why. Why would someone even read someone who's not as sexually pure as I tell you I am every day? Oh, I meant to update you: a doctor emailed me and told me I got my oral herpes kissing disease from a mosquito. Darned mosquitoes! Darn dat Dinesh D’Souza!

Oh, well. I'm gonna tell you all about rubbing Vicks VapoRub all over my chest and tummy and put on a clean white T-shirt so you'll like me more and buy my books, too! And if you "like" me on Facebook, I'll even let you peek underneath!

Why is my wife still in Alaska?


  1. Coincidence: Mrs. Pik & I went to see the America movie last night. Worthwhile viewing, IMO, and very well done.

    I will add that the review paragraph of the movie that Dreher posted as sour grapes (and without viewing the movie himself, I assume):

    Each filmmaker speaks to audiences who share their core curriculum. But while Moore is a brawler, D’Souza’s strategy is rope-a-dope death by a thousand cuts. Moore, who appears in the film superimposed on the Times Square Jumbotron, sees America as half-full, but D’Souza sees it as without blame or blemish.

    is factually false. D'Souza faces the blemishes frontally, and deals with them -- in fact, it is the tool for telling the story.

    But, as we see repeatedly, fact means little to our Cub Reporter.

    1. I've come to think of Dreher less as Jimmy Olsen and more as Pee-Wee Herman in his Playhouse reprising Marlon Brando's role in Apocalypse Now: "I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream; that's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor... and surviving. Ah-ha! Ha-ha-ha! Ah-ha-ha! Ah-ha-ha-ha!"

  2. I’ll give this to D’Souza: he’s a brilliant marketer....

    Oh, so he PAID the higher-ups at Costco to yank his books? D’Souza -- or more likely his publisher -- took advantage of a bad, politically-motivated decision to yank a book which was out-selling Hillary's book at the time to garner a huge amount of free press.

    Once again, Dreher tips his hand as a man jealous of a more successful communicator and at the same time attempts to smear D’Souza as just a Michael Moore of the right.

    Isn't it nice to live in Drehertown? Where the woman are strong, the men flip out about sour cream thieves, and everyone builds church in their backyard.

    1. Your conservative-flavored fruit drink, no real conservative juice added:

      "I’d say it’s far more important for a young conservative writer to cultivate a conservative sensibility, in the way that Kirsch defines, and keep conservative ideology at arm’s length."

      That way, the sailors paying can tuck their dollars into all of your ports, liberal, conservative, and whatever you feel like trying tomorrow, you naughty boy.

    2. The irony is that Dreher is one of biggest ideologues in the biz. He has himself convinced that every last one of his manifestoed dogmas is merely a sensibility just like someone on a manic high has himself convinced that he is absolutely fine.

  3. It's so revealing--an so maddening--that when an avowed liberal displays bad sexual behavior he is merely a "priapic lion" and isn't it such a shame that to be a truly great man means shagging waitresses in a drunken stupor and leaving a woman to drown in a car?

    But if a brilliant conservative like D'Souza upgrades his wife we get a strict accounting of his misdeeds rather than an "Oh, well, he is a great man!"

    I'm appalled by what D'Souza did but it doesn't diminish his insights to the point where I'm going to throw them all in the garbage because the messenger is flawed.

    1. What's so interesting is that with all this constant taunting of others Dreher seems to be begging someone to put out a bounty for proof of sexual improprieties, gay or straight, in his own life.

      I'm just cynical enough to believe he's already got a book proposal sketched out and waiting for that day when somebody inevitably drops the dime: "How I Lost My Courage, Man, But Found It Again and Julie Forgave Me, Too After Reading Learning To Cope With The Fact That Centipedes Are Everywhere And Will Absolutely Kill You If They Wanted To".