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July 27, 2011 5:12 PM   Subscribe

Dan Savage has started a new campaign (NSFW) to prod Rick Santorum into avoiding attacks on gay people during his presidential campaign run. He has come up with a new definition for the name "Rick".
posted by dibblda (91 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ricki Lake! My residual good will about her warms my feeling toward any project.

(speaking of which using residual good will is also a part of Ricking)
posted by The Whelk at 5:16 PM on July 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


I did like the "dribbling balls" joke.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:17 PM on July 27, 2011


I hope the whoever gave Dan that Liberty University shirt either stole it or bootlegged it. While it's it's pretty amusing to see him in that t-shirt, I'd hate to think the school made any money off it.
posted by lesli212 at 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


I still have some animosity toward Dan for the fat crap, but the It Gets Better Campaign and the Santorum stuff is so good..I like my enemies and friends to all have their own special columns..I'm feeling some mixed feelings here, Dan... and I don't like it one damn bit.
posted by Sophie1 at 5:25 PM on July 27, 2011 [6 favorites]


Also, I feel Savage missed a bit of a golden opportunity for his video.
posted by lesli212 at 5:26 PM on July 27, 2011


Yeah, no, the word "golden" in connection with the definition of Santorum conjures up an even more gruesome image.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:28 PM on July 27, 2011 [5 favorites]


The P is silent.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:35 PM on July 27, 2011 [9 favorites]


What about Astley? He's no stranger to love. Don't tar him with the same brush.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 5:35 PM on July 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Astley links get deleted.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:37 PM on July 27, 2011


Yeah, no, the word "golden" in connection with the definition of Santorum conjures up an even more gruesome image.

After a bit of Santorum you may as well go whole hog.
posted by munchingzombie at 5:37 PM on July 27, 2011


Seems like prodding Rick Santorum into making more attacks on gay people would be more effective in keeping him out of office.
posted by DU at 5:40 PM on July 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


Awww, it's not ALL the Ricks' fault, just Santorum's.
posted by cyndigo at 5:41 PM on July 27, 2011


For a sex-advice columnist, he doesn't seem that sex positive.
posted by ShawnStruck at 5:41 PM on July 27, 2011


Dan Savage is a national treasure. I love that he's also one of Ira Glass' dearest friends.
posted by JLovebomb at 5:44 PM on July 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


If Dan Savage never contributes anything else to our culture, he would still be a hero for literally turning Rick Santorum into a walking punchline. Warms my heart every time I'm reminded how thoroughly Rick's "Google problem" has demolished his credibility forever.
posted by EatTheWeak at 5:44 PM on July 27, 2011 [17 favorites]


So, he doesn't care about Rick Schroeder, Rick Astley, Rick Ross, etc.
posted by oddman at 5:45 PM on July 27, 2011


leave RICK (Schroeder/Astley/Ross) alOooOoooOoooOoooOOooOooOooooOoooOone







*sob*
posted by liza at 5:51 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


For a sex-advice columnist, he doesn't seem that sex positive.

He's never hid his disgust for gross shit like scat play.
posted by KokuRyu at 5:51 PM on July 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Okay, queer woman here. I want to like this - and god knows I hate the fundies - but isn't this blackmail? I had a local right-winger attempt something less sexual but similar on me because of my support for a Palestinian state and it creeped me the hell out. Rick Santorum is a public figure with a lot more resources than I have, but I'd rather not get into the whole "do what I say or I'll mess up your internet presence" thing as a tactic. It's true that it's something the left can do more easily than the right because we're less squeamish about sex and bodies, but it's not a tactic I'd like turned on me.
posted by Frowner at 5:53 PM on July 27, 2011 [6 favorites]


If Dan Savage never contributes anything else to our culture, he would still be a hero for literally turning Rick Santorum into a walking punchline.

I read a piece online today about a dozen or so potential Republican presidential candidates. The article included a few tables showing name recognition for Pawlenty, Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Palin, etc. The line showing Santorum's name recognition was funny in and of itself, if only for the image of curious voters sitting down with the google to do some research.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 5:58 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


but isn't this blackmail?

No. Blackmail is "do this or I'll tell the public about this secret." This is, "do this, or I'll call you a big dumb doodoo head on the Internet."

Let's keep in mind that a campaign to Google-bomb "Lincoln," "Washington," or "Queen Victoria" would never work.
posted by explosion at 6:00 PM on July 27, 2011 [7 favorites]


This is not good for any of the millions of other Richards who say "Call me Rick" in order to avoid being called Dick.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:03 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Astley links get deleted.

You know the rules...and so do I.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 6:03 PM on July 27, 2011 [48 favorites]


Isn't this kinda, I dunno, stupid? It feeds into the mythology of the depraved gay subculture and associates a pro-gay movement with the disgusting imagery he's threatening to associate with Santorum.
posted by jwhite1979 at 6:08 PM on July 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Although Rick Santorum strikes me as a loathsome individual, I've never liked Dan Savage's campaign to redefine his name. Well, actually I thought it was pretty funny the first time he threw it out there in Savage Love, but the more he kept harping on it the less funny it seemed, and eventually it put me off reading him altogether. There are some other people out there named Santorum, not least the guy's kids. Not a whole lot of people, but it's hardly their fault that Rick Santorum the ex-senator is a reactionary bigot.

There's a lot of people called Rick, and turning their name into a punchline strikes me as the opposite of the whole 'it gets better' philosophy.

but isn't this blackmail?

No...but it verges on interstate transmission of a threatening communication, an offense closely related to blackmail. From title 41, § 875.d:
Whoever, with intent to extort from any person, firm, association, or corporation, any money or other thing of value, transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to injure the property or reputation of the addressee or of another or the reputation of a deceased person or any threat to accuse the addressee or any other person of a crime, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
Now, I can't imagine such charges being brought or that they wouldn't crumble against a first amendment defense, for which there is ample precedent...but it is flirting with the possibility, not least because Savage is basically demanding that Rick Santorum not exercise his first amendment rights to express his opinion. Another defense would be that a person's characteristics are distinctly different from the person's reputation, and may safely be mocked. 'You have a big nose, ha ha' is mockery, 'you put cocaine up your nose on a regular basis' is a slur on someone's reputation. I wonder how a civil lawsuit would go, although I doubt Rick Santorum would be foolish enough to bring one and provide Savage with even more free publicity.
posted by anigbrowl at 6:15 PM on July 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


ugh. mr. desjardins' name is Rick.
posted by desjardins at 6:19 PM on July 27, 2011


Am I the only one who thinks this is a joke?

Its a Funny or Die sketch.

Also, Santorum is pretty easy to googlebomb. Rick? 330 million results? Not very likely in my humble opinion.

This strikes me as a funny way to put out there to the conservative right in general that there are I-List celebrities with the resources to put out videos that people watch that want the campaign to leave gay folks alone.

Which is awesome.
posted by lazaruslong at 6:19 PM on July 27, 2011 [7 favorites]


His full name is "Richard John Santorum". Will Dan Savage try to redefine "John" too?
posted by iviken at 6:20 PM on July 27, 2011


This is hilarious.
posted by NoraReed at 6:20 PM on July 27, 2011


I luv u internet
posted by jeffburdges at 6:25 PM on July 27, 2011


I enjoyed the Liberty University T-Shirt he was wearing. That's fair game.

I also liked:

"Its not like you can start going by Dick Santorum, it it?"

at the end.
posted by dibblda at 6:31 PM on July 27, 2011


DICK JOHN SANTORUM, GO TO ROOM THIS INSTANT! YOU'RE ON A TIME OUT!
posted by loquacious at 6:31 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Will Dan Savage try to redefine "John" too?

Depends on the primary results.
posted by Panjandrum at 6:34 PM on July 27, 2011


isn't this blackmail?

Only if it is a secret that Santorum's parents named him after dribbling ball syndrome.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:43 PM on July 27, 2011


but isn't this blackmail?

It's a joke. Jesus. It's called Funny Or Die for a reason, you know.
posted by fungible at 6:48 PM on July 27, 2011 [7 favorites]


It's a joke. Jesus.

So you think Dan Savage won't actually make any attempt to redefine "Rick"? I think he will; I think it won't be super-successful; and I think it's unwise to introduce this whole "say what I want you to say or I'll humiliate you personally on the internet to the extent of my powers" line. The more I think about it, the more I think that this is something where the left will lose down the road - the right is already vile enough about queers, women and people who don't body conform, but once we start playing the ruin-your-online-rep game they'll get a lot nastier. Doesn't matter for Savage, since he's a sex columnist and well established; it sure sucked for me when it looked like my work and everyone I knew were going to be treated to an online campaign against me. (Luckily, some friends knew some stuff about the guy who was threatening me, and the whole thing achieved detente, but it was extremely unpleasant when he was threatening a slander campaign. I could quite seriously have lost my job.)
posted by Frowner at 6:57 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love Dan because he actually answered a comment on his blog that I sent him with a long and serious email.

I dislike Dan because he doesn't seem to understand us polysexual/polyamorous types.

But I give him props because he tries to understand. And that works for me and mine, at least for now.
posted by Splunge at 6:58 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sometimes the only way to get a bully to back down is to punch him in the mouth in front of his sidekicks.
posted by notsnot at 6:59 PM on July 27, 2011 [7 favorites]


I'm a bit ashamed of how funny I find the whole "explicit language suggested by near-constant bleeping mixed in with relatively innocuous words" thing. It never gets old for me.
posted by brundlefly at 7:08 PM on July 27, 2011 [10 favorites]


notsnot, so you're going to punch Dan Savage in the mouth? He's being a bully. You might agree with his cause, and you might be the enemy of his enemy, but it's still bullying.


It gets better . . . unless your name is Rick.


If this doesn't work is Savage going to start breaking kneecaps?
posted by oddman at 7:15 PM on July 27, 2011


Rick the Dick. Cuming soon to you in 2012.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 7:20 PM on July 27, 2011


Santorum's been cooking up a new war with Savage -- the sex columnist and LGBT-rights activist who Goggle-bombed Santorum's last name in 2003

I can forgive the typo, but Dan Savage is a gay rights activist with a track record of transphobia and disdain of bisexuals. He does good work with one hand while reaching for a handful of Republican "Got mine fuck you" cake with the other. The original Santorum tactic worked not because it was some higher cause, but because it was hurling feces at a politician to point out it was no different from the crap spewing from his mouth every time he talked.

Yes, perfect is the enemy of the good. Doesn't mean Dan Savage shouldn't be called out for acting like 4chan's /b/ population.
posted by Saydur at 7:22 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


So you think Dan Savage won't actually make any attempt to redefine "Rick"?

Of course not. It's impractical compared to Google-bombing "Santorum". And the video is obviously a joke. I mean, will he repeat the joke some? Sure. But he doesn't actually expect to change the search results or anything the way the Santorum bit did.

a track record of transphobia and disdain of bisexuals

While he has done some of this, I also think he has "gotten better" on the issues. At least this is based off what he says in the podcasts.

You might agree with his cause, and you might be the enemy of his enemy, but it's still bullying.

If someone hits you, you have to hit them back sometimes. That doesn't make you equally bad (I suppose some people -- pacifists -- think it does, but most people do not).
posted by wildcrdj at 7:36 PM on July 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


No one who might conceivably vote for Santorum will ever hear about this. And if even so much as one of them did, and mentioned it, S. could and certainly would say "You see? This. This right here. Is the kind of people we're dealing with." If you're Santorum, it can't hurt you and may very possibly help. What's for him not to like?
posted by jfuller at 7:42 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm a bit ashamed of how funny I find the whole "explicit language suggested by near-constant bleeping mixed in with relatively innocuous words" thing. It never gets old for me.

This is known in some circles as a Noodle Incident. (WARNING: TVTropes link!)

I too find it hilarious. It works because the things your brain puts in the bleeps are far more disgusting and funny than anything they could ever hope to spell out themselves.
posted by spitefulcrow at 7:43 PM on July 27, 2011


For everyone who really thinks Savage is actually planning to Googlebomb "Rick" ...

1. It's a Funny or Die video. By definition, it is a JOKE.

2. Did you actually listen to the "definition" Savage read in the video? It's ridiculously long, completely nonsensical, and largely incomprehensible. Again, a JOKE.

3. You might want to note that the video includes a number of celebrities with "Rick" in their names. These people are unlikely to have given their time to support an effort to Googlebomb their own identities. They are, in other words, in on the JOKE.

4. You are a poo-poo head.
posted by ronofthedead at 7:45 PM on July 27, 2011 [14 favorites]


How did we go 45 comments without someone linking Santorum to the googlebomb page? Google works largely on the number of diffuse sources linking to a site, everyone remember to do your part.
posted by T.D. Strange at 7:46 PM on July 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm in the "this is a joke, jesus, lighten up" camp. Fucking Rick Fox CRIES! Don't y'all think that is funny?
posted by msali at 8:11 PM on July 27, 2011


I don't want to watch the video, anybody want to explain?
posted by theora55 at 8:37 PM on July 27, 2011


Frowner, I'm very sorry to hear that you were about to be targeted in a smear campaign, and I'm sure you didn't deserve it at all. Does Santorum deserve it? I don't know, but I'm certainly not losing any sleep over someone who wants to legislate a world where I am, at best, a second-class citizen. Still, I think it's a worthwhile debate to have, especially now that we're entering an age where online reputation can have profound consequences offline.

That said, I cannot disagree more strongly with the following statement:

The more I think about it, the more I think that this is something where the left will lose down the road - the right is already vile enough about queers, women and people who don't body conform, but once we start playing the ruin-your-online-rep game they'll get a lot nastier.

If we decide not to do something because the right will "get a lot nastier" we should just throw in the towel and call it a day. On the one hand, I don't see how they could become any nastier short of calling for outright extermination of LGBT people -- on the other, they (like all bullies) thrive on this fear of "what they could do to us if we really pissed them off."
posted by treepour at 8:57 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is there no gay scat porn star who can rid us of this ex senator?
You should look reasonably like ex-Senator Rick Santorum and able to portray a man whose career as a bigot comes into conflict with his sexual escapades.

Did anyone notice Mr. Frothy Mixture's campaign speech about a 'warm sensation' dribbling down?

Btw, there are several Santorum bumper stocikers and Santorum T-shirts floating about, but my favorites say : Santorum is Running! Grab a Tissue!
posted by jeffburdges at 9:02 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oops, skreened has more Santorum shirts than zazzle.
posted by jeffburdges at 9:12 PM on July 27, 2011


Really, all one needs to do is make it more widespread that Santorum and his wife brought their stillborn baby home and had their kids interact with the corpse.
posted by brujita at 9:34 PM on July 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Leave the decent Ricks alone.
posted by brujita at 9:34 PM on July 27, 2011


Santorum and his wife brought their stillborn baby home and had their kids interact with the corpse

...

She slept with her dead baby. I wonder if they ate the kids placentas.
posted by fuq at 9:57 PM on July 27, 2011


Actually, treepour, if you would have been paying attention to the situation in Uganda, you would know that American evangelical rightwingers (like Santorum, although I don't know of any personal involvement by him) have been calling for the outright extermination of LGBTQ people.
posted by driley at 10:04 PM on July 27, 2011


Did anyone notice Mr. Frothy Mixture's campaign speech about a 'warm sensation' dribbling down?

Ah yes. Trickle-down economics!
posted by George Clooney at 10:23 PM on July 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah it's a joke (as if jokes can't be aggressive, insulting, intimidating, etc). But that closing comment wasn't. That little line at the end is nothing more than gloating.

It's amazing to me that the same sort of people that are willing to be (rightly) up in arms about slut shaming and the tactics of the Westboro Baptist church will embrace those same tactics when they originate from "friendly" sides.

If using language and media to intimidate your enemies and suppress their views is wrong, it's not just wrong for the people you disagree with it's wrong for everyone.
posted by oddman at 10:40 PM on July 27, 2011


slut shaming and the tactics of the Westboro Baptist church

Those are not even remotely analogous.

Santorum is a bigot who spreads lies and incites hatred of the gay community. He is the Westboro Baptist Church in this scenario.

Savage is not suppressing anything. He is merely informing Santorum that there are consequences to beating up on the gay community, being that the gay community will fight back.

That makes Savage the bikers that drown out the WBC with engine noise.

I disagree with Savage on many issues (most recently the shaming of Marcus Bachmann, douchebag though he may be, for having an effeminate voice). But this isn't one of them.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:58 PM on July 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah, Santorum aptly describes what the GOP wants trickling-down economically speaking.
posted by jeffburdges at 10:58 PM on July 27, 2011


Really, all one needs to do is make it more widespread that Santorum and his wife brought their stillborn baby home and had their kids interact with the corpse.

No matter how much of a hateful douchebag you are, you should get a pass for being fucked up in the immediate aftermath of the death of your child. Grief is a deep ocean that contains multitudes.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:05 PM on July 27, 2011 [16 favorites]


I'm not even sure what they did is even as fucked up as what normally seems to happen with a stillbirth or miscarriage: pretend it never happened or existed.

Still a giant fuckwad, but maybe a giant fuckwad with a healthy(ier) approach to grief, at least for his family.
posted by 6550 at 1:50 AM on July 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Let's keep in mind that a campaign to Google-bomb "Lincoln," "Washington," or "Queen Victoria" would never work.

'Prince Albert' on the other hand...
posted by Acheman at 3:40 AM on July 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Damn, brujita and fuq, I find this really funny and I really don't care for Santorum. But I absolutely draw the line at insulting a family on their grieving process for a lost child.
posted by zizzle at 3:44 AM on July 28, 2011 [12 favorites]


anigbrowl: I wonder how a civil lawsuit would go, although I doubt Rick Santorum would be foolish enough to bring one and provide Savage with even more free publicity.

At this point it seems to me that any publicity to be had by this ongoing meme is to be had by Rick Santorum publicly feeling sorry for himself. I was going to add something about how irrelevant Santorum is at this point that it seems gratuitous to pile on him, but I went back and reminded myself of some of the truly insane things that this man has said and done, both when he was in public office and recently, and I can't bring myself to defend him, even marginally.
posted by blucevalo at 6:47 AM on July 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dan Savage lost me in 2006. To be honest though, I never thought he was all that funny aside from his Santorum definition.
posted by Guy Innagorillasuit at 7:09 AM on July 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't like Dan Savage, but I did like the last line in the video.
posted by Theta States at 7:14 AM on July 28, 2011


I should also "out" myself as a Pennsylvania Green. While I can see his point in the video I linked (earlier than than where I linked in the video), I think his reasoning is the reason the Democratic party has drifted so far to the right. As long as the Dan Savages of the world will vote for anything the Democrats put up for election on the basis that at least it's not a Republican, they don't have to earn anybody's vote anymore. Aslo, his rhetoric toward Romanelli is way out of line.

In short, Dan Savage is a douchebag. You may like him because he's your douchebag, but he's still a douchebag.
posted by Guy Innagorillasuit at 7:17 AM on July 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Really, all one needs to do is make it more widespread that Santorum and his wife brought their stillborn baby home and had their kids interact with the corpse.

Grieving parents everywhere are anxiously awaiting your list of approved behavior following a devastating loss. Perhaps we could have it printed up and distributed at hospitals.
posted by the bricabrac man at 8:00 AM on July 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


I dislike Dan because he doesn't seem to understand us polysexual/polyamorous types.

He is on record as being a polyamorous type.

I can forgive the typo, but Dan Savage is a gay rights activist with a track record of transphobia...

I listen to his podcast and have read his column for years, and near as I can figure he has this reputation because he thinks a transsexual has an obligation to disclose their status to a partner, as it is important prior to making commitments (in his most recent podcast, for example, he says that it is "wrong" for a transsexual woman to not disclose her in-progress transition to her gay male partner.) I don't disagree. Is that a transphobic position? He also believes that asexual people should disclose this status to partners prior to making commitments.

and disdain of bisexuals.

I don't get this either. What is this referring to?
posted by norm at 8:50 AM on July 28, 2011


notsnot, so you're going to punch Dan Savage in the mouth? He's being a bully. You might agree with his cause, and you might be the enemy of his enemy, but it's still bullying.

oddman, Santorum did the first bullying - of gays.

The kid who stands up to the bully and punches him in the mouth is not a bully. He's a hero.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:59 AM on July 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


it verges on interstate transmission of a threatening communication

Oh, come on.
posted by EarBucket at 10:11 AM on July 28, 2011


My apologies to those whose babies have been stillborn. How they grieve is their own business.

However, I went to a Savage reading in 2004 at which he claimed the adult Santorums MADE the kids hold the stillborn. It would be one thing to have taken the other kids to the funeral IF they wished, but AFAIC demanding that children touch a dead body isn't ok.
posted by brujita at 11:35 AM on July 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Umm, was Dan Savage there?

No?

Then all he has to go on is what everyone else has to go on --- Mrs. Santorum's book and internet rumors, and citing Dan Savage's claim as to how this family whose house he has never been in handled their grief as fact is atrocious.

Savage even bringing it up in a talk is equally as atrocious and unforgivable and certainly has lowered my opinion of him.

There are plenty of relevant and wonderful reasons to poke fun at and criticize Rick Santorum and his various stances. His deceased son is not one of them.
posted by zizzle at 11:40 AM on July 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


However, I went to a Savage reading in 2004 at which he claimed the adult Santorums MADE the kids hold the stillborn. It would be one thing to have taken the other kids to the funeral IF they wished, but AFAIC demanding that children touch a dead body isn't ok.

Santorum's wife isn't Rick Santorum, and she has written a book about losing the baby, which you should probably check for accuracy instead of repeating gossip. You don't get to make the call about what is OK for a family in this situation, and neither does Dan Savage. This kind of BS is just as offensive to me as Rick Santorum's homophobic bigotry.
posted by anigbrowl at 11:42 AM on July 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Santorum's wife isn't Rick Santorum, and she has written a book about losing the baby, which you should probably check for accuracy instead of repeating gossip. You don't get to make the call about what is OK for a family in this situation, and neither does Dan Savage. This kind of BS is just as offensive to me as Rick Santorum's homophobic bigotry.

While I agree with the general thrust of this argument--Savage does cross a line, most definitely--between Dan Savage saying Rick Santorum did something one time that is kind of icky on the face of it, and Rick Santorum running for office on the premise that an entire class of people's very lives are so icky that there should be laws against that sort of thing...

Well, I'm sorry, but Savage is way, way, way less offensive by an enormous margin.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:18 PM on July 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'd definitely call any Republican's family life fair game when they're screwing with everyone else's family life. You say an Anti-abortion lawmaker flies his daughter out of state for an abortion? Awesome, let's splatter that hypocrisy all over.

We should definitely inform people of Mr Frothy's necro-plaything while reminding them just how anti-abortion he is, exactly like Dan Savage did. Yet, we should not let the dead baby joke steal our focus, which must remain ensuring that every public conversation about him becomes a Santorum joke.
posted by jeffburdges at 6:06 PM on July 28, 2011


We should definitely inform people of Mr Frothy's necro-plaything while reminding them just how anti-abortion he is, exactly like Dan Savage did.

You're a true humanist. i can see clearly how morally superior you are to Santorum and his ilk.
posted by falameufilho at 6:43 PM on July 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


We should definitely inform people of Mr Frothy's necro-plaything

People need to let this drop. I don't care if you personally think people having contact with a recently deceased infant is weird or not; grieving over the loss of a child has fuckall to do with with politics and making hay about as pile-on fodder is gross as hell.
posted by cortex at 7:12 PM on July 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


People need to let this drop.

Is this human-cortex or mod-cortex talking?
posted by andoatnp at 7:19 PM on July 28, 2011


Is this human-cortex or mod-cortex talking?

Both. Let it drop.
posted by jessamyn at 7:29 PM on July 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


KokuRyu: "For a sex-advice columnist, he doesn't seem that sex positive.

He's never hid his disgust for gross shit like scat play
"

Anal sex isn't scat play.
posted by ShawnStruck at 11:33 PM on July 28, 2011


This thread turned out a lot uglier than I thought it would frankly....I guess I'm a little too naive or people are more on edge these days.
posted by dibblda at 12:41 AM on July 29, 2011


He's never hid his disgust for gross shit like scat play"

Anal sex isn't scat play.


That has to be a given as Savage is gay and presumably is involved with anal sex. I think "Scat Play" refers to the 2girls1cup type of stuff.
posted by dibblda at 12:43 AM on July 29, 2011


If you do end up having to redefine the word “rick,” which you threatened to do in your recent Funny Or Die video, I have a suggestion: rick (v): to remove santorum orally. [...]

Now “Rick Santorum” isn’t just a vile and disgusting politician — he’s a vile and disgusting sentence.

posted by Rhaomi at 10:58 PM on August 16, 2011




Santorum: ‘Our Freedom’ Is Less ‘Whole Than It Was At The Time Of Our Founders’

Our pull-ourselves-up-by-the-bootstrapsness is also at a 15% slump from Q3 of the good ole times era. Hard work and stick-to-itiveness also suffering an 28% decline since women got the vote.
posted by Theta States at 5:53 AM on August 17, 2011 [2 favorites]




He's got a point about the napkins, though. They're just no match for a paper towel when it comes to wiping up the santorum left behind after a good ricking.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:26 PM on August 17, 2011


The Persistence of Rick Santorum
posted by homunculus at 6:57 PM on August 19, 2011


You should really just throw away the sheets if you have particularly persistent santorum. ;)
posted by jeffburdges at 12:13 PM on August 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


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