Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The 50 Most Loathsome People in America

According to the Beast. There are some real gems here. Here's a taste:
48. Larry the Cable Guy

Charges: The absolute nadir of the American South’s baffling cultural hegemony. A middle-class Nebraskan, raised in Palm Beach, whose parents sent him to private school, masquerading as an Appalachian mutant and making millions off the nine-toed cyclopes in his audience by calling his material “blue collar,” when it’s really just a celebration of proud ignorance. The latest in a long line of “entertainers” propagating the lie that real talent is elitist. The South has risen again—just long enough to grab the rest of the nation by the legs and pull it back down to its Lovecraftian depths. Isn’t even “bad funny.” Makes Jeff Foxworthy look like Chris Rock.
Really, it's worth a read. And there's a surprise number 1, even though it really isn't that surprising once you've read the charges.

NP: "Ahead" - Wire

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