The National Organization to Shoot Bill O'Reilly Into the Sun.
October 17, 2002 12:03 PM   Subscribe

The National Organization to Shoot Bill O'Reilly Into the Sun. Complete with mission statements, fundraising information (they've raised $145 so far out of two billion dollars,) and vital related links to pages about O'Reilly, Jesse Jackson, and Squirrel sex (not all at once, though.)
posted by XQUZYPHYR (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
And before you bother, yes I dislike O'Reilly but that's not why I posted the link. I think the site is hysterical, and I think it would be even if you made it about Bill Clinton or Bill Cosby or Billy Barton or any other Bill you want. It's humorous writing from a clearly deranged individual.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:04 PM on October 17, 2002


I like the hate mail section (those are always the best sections on sites like these).

Subject: you are an idiot
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 19:35:44 -0700
From: JBASS@kvbc.com

I looked at your web site and I found it to be not only dumb, but proof that
you are not American. You are probably some stupid, love life, illegal
immigrant. If you are an "illegal immigrant" then you are not an immigrant
at all, just a stupid criminal. Bill Oreilly is a little too religeous, but
he is a good American, and he always puts America's interests FIRST. You
should think about that.

Jake Bass

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:14 PM on October 17, 2002


To be honest, Ufez, I was much more intrigued by the site owner's own letters to Bill O'Reilly- the idea that someone has, on a near-daily basis, for over a year, e-mailed Bill O'Reilly to tell him he wants to shoot him into the sun is both amusing and frightening at the same time.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:18 PM on October 17, 2002


Or:

Subject: hello
From: TrekBiker18@hotmail.com
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 20:35:02 -0700

Dear Steve,

You suck ass and may you smoke my cock, long and hard.

Sincerely,
My Minty Sack
Kyle Jones

---

Poetry.
posted by Pinwheel at 12:21 PM on October 17, 2002


Could he take Phil Donahue with him? Please?
posted by Plunge at 12:37 PM on October 17, 2002


Apparently, O'Reilly is huge in the 18yo Trekkie/Biker demographic...
posted by stifford at 12:38 PM on October 17, 2002


O'Reilly is so in love with himself that he'll probably show the site in his "stupid news" segment or whatever it's called

stupid, love life, illegal
immigrant


"love life"?
posted by matteo at 12:38 PM on October 17, 2002


I don't think that he has put it on the TV show, but I have been to this site before, and I read that O'Reilly is actually trying to get this guy on his radio show and interview him... (and that Bill, himself, finds this funny)
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:48 PM on October 17, 2002


I like how matter-of-fact they are about it. I think that's what really makes the site work; they don't sound full of rage, they just sound like simple plainspoken people setting out to do what has to be done. It kind of makes sense that O'Reilly would be able to get the joke. It's the sort of thing I can imagine saying to a friend who I disagreed with politically.

Now that I think about it, the tone reminds me a bit of Donald Barthelme's "Some Of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby", though of course the writing isn't as masterful as Barthelme's.
posted by moss at 12:57 PM on October 17, 2002


Two odd themes seem to run through much of the hate mail are (as exemplified by the following quotes):

1: Your obvious dist[d]ain, not only for Bill, but also for the First ammendment makes your website outlandish and irrelevant

As if the 1st amendment should prevent Bill O'Reilly from being criticized, but not the website.

and
2:why don't you do something interesting and original instead of using other people you don[']t like as a basis for your lame website?

As if writing hate mail to this website were some kind of major creative endeavor.
posted by originalname37 at 1:03 PM on October 17, 2002


From the "Links" page:

O'Reilly is totally obsessed with Jesse Jackson. It is kind of creepy that one person would spend so much of their time and energy dedicated to a person who they can't stand.

Perfecto.
posted by ook at 1:08 PM on October 17, 2002


If only people could learn to love each other.
posted by Postroad at 1:40 PM on October 17, 2002


Say the acronym NOBOIS as a word and it's "No boys."
Heh.
posted by me3dia at 1:42 PM on October 17, 2002


It's actually NOSBOIS, which is French: "nos bois", or "our wood". Heh.
posted by starvingartist at 2:15 PM on October 17, 2002


I see. Compare the reception of this site with a link I posted. I was called every name in the book.

Not that Metafilter is biased in any way.
posted by dhartung at 3:06 PM on October 17, 2002


dhartung, I think the main difference is that the site you linked to isn't very funny. Politics aside, it's shrill and ugly. The NOSBOIS site, on the other hand, managed to get the tone just right; there's even some generously self-deprecating humor in there (see ook's comment). Yeah, I know humor is pretty subjective. Still, the NOSBOIS guy has a much better sense of humor that the Hollywood-airplane-ticket guy.
posted by mr_roboto at 3:37 PM on October 17, 2002


Wellllll, I think this one's funnier than "Send them Packing"? That site could have been really funny, but was marred by something... mostly joke content.

Doh. What mr_roboto said.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 3:48 PM on October 17, 2002


dhartung

you're comparing apples and oranges

The Baldwin thread quickly became about the "America -- love it or leave it" issue, a VERY polarizing one -- and, on the side, was also discussed the "what do Hollywood actors know and why should we care" angle (I'm surprised nobody mentioned Reagan then, but it's just me). A few aggressive members made comments, and it got pretty animated.

Plus, you didn't get called every name in the book. People attacked you a bit, happens to almost everybody here. And you're more than able to defend yourself so where's the problem?

This O'Reilly thread, instead, is not that divisive -- it's a bout a not very funny website where this guy wants to get rid of an annoying talking head (if one wants to want to deconstruct O'Reilly he/she'd better use the Michael Kinsley angle, not this silly lost in space stuff)

If you want to accuse MeFi of bias, of extreme liberalism, of communism, go ahead Dan -- this is certainly not a Bush friendly community (the whole world right now, except for American Republican voters, seems to be on that wavelenght by the way). But to use this thread as proof of MeFi's bias, well, it's not working for me
posted by matteo at 3:58 AM on October 18, 2002


O'Reilly, 2/18/2001

The debate on your show is incredible. It reminds me of the debates that my
friend Will and I have on whether or not the escape hatch on the rocket that
will shoot you into the Sun should actually work. Will says it should, but
I say that the handle should just break off and shoot a bunch of confetti
into your face. What do you think?

NOSBOIS


One of my favorites.
posted by Dr_Octavius at 5:32 AM on October 18, 2002


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