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His Buckley-ness talks about porn.
November 2, 2001 8:02 AM   Subscribe

His Buckley-ness talks about porn. WFB lecturing people on porn seems a lot like a monkey teaching table manners to a bear. Still, Americans love their porn. The only thing they like better is religion. And Doritos. Mmm. Doritos.
posted by mrmanley (10 comments total)

 
he bases his "Pervasive Presence" argument on a 10 month old issue of Esquire? what, he hasn't guest lectured at any ivy league schools recently?
posted by danOstuporStar at 8:17 AM on November 2, 2001


Buckley is semi-retired. How to tell? His recycles much of his Abercrombie and Fitch column here. I just happened to run into that one, don't remember how. Was it posted here? I imagine the rest of the column is similarly full of self-plagiarism. Lazy.
posted by raysmj at 8:20 AM on November 2, 2001


Why should Buckley knopck porn? The market place, according to his conservative views, is the governing factor. And clearly the market place for porn has been there, is still there, and will be there in the future. Does he want govt to control the market place?
posted by Postroad at 8:21 AM on November 2, 2001


I like cockeyed, mrmanley. Everyone should check it out, if only because of the burning cats made of matches (special: find the two cats engaging in an unnatural act).
posted by lbergstr at 9:10 AM on November 2, 2001


Postroad, Buckley is a capitalist to the extent permissible by his conservative morals only (massive arms dealing and support of repressive regimes, OK; porn, obviously not). He's quite explicit about it in his talks and books, so he's not hiding anything. I admire his sincerity, happily not his philosophy.
posted by mmarcos at 3:08 PM on November 2, 2001


I don't agree with his conclusions or premises, for the most part, but DAMN that man can WRITE!
posted by rushmc at 6:23 PM on November 2, 2001


The old grey mare, he ain't what he used to be.
posted by marknau at 6:36 PM on November 2, 2001


I cringed when I imagined Buckley reaching for the A&F magazine.
posted by Charmian at 6:53 PM on November 2, 2001


Apparently there's nothing wrong with Buckley that a prescription for Viagra wouldn't cure. Hey, Bill, give Bob Dole a call.
posted by gimonca at 6:57 PM on November 2, 2001


I did find the quote from Esquire saying, "Of course it has to be rose champagne, because the bubbles, the blush of color — do I really need to explain this further? Try one of these and she'll be giddy enough to say yes even if she harbours doubts." to be disturbing. I mean naked people and reminiscing about sex in the backseat is one thing, this is encouraging rape. I think that alone would have given him a good attack.
posted by dagnyscott at 8:47 AM on November 3, 2001


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