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January 02, 2005

Best of Ace, #5: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Revolting Puns

I like this bit, maybe for the same reason that the Monty Python guys liked Life of Brian: it actually has a beginning, a middle, and an end (which includes the noble self-sacrifice of a brave word processor).

Or maybe I like this piece just because I hate Maureen Dowd so much.

She's really, really awful. And she has been for such a long time. I found it very satisfying when people actually began to notice this fact -- that she isn't, oh, what's the word, good -- about two years ago.

And not just the conservatives, who'd always found her a vapid, self-absorbed twit. But people who had once thought she was funny and insightful. Not that he's some genius or anything, but I really liked it when Don Imus -- long a Maureen Dowd ass-kisser -- finally decided that she had lost whatever relevance she once had.

Lost? Or never had in the first place? Eh, why quibble over such details. The point is that no one reads her anymore, and she has got to know that by this point.

Everytime I post on Maureen Dowd, the guys have to begin debating whether or not she's attractive. Guys-- watch her on Bill Maher. At best she's writer-cute, which is, as I sadly know, one of the most lenient possible standards for attractiveness.

Serendipity Update: I was trying to figure out how to get the Schwarzenegger "Let's be honest" post into the list, even though I didn't think it really was a top ten or anything. But, as luck would have it, I need to post it here, just to explain why that "Let's be honest" is in the title of the Maureen Dowd piece.

Let's be honest: this wasn't the greatest post, but it did provide a week a half's worth of riffing.

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