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What do Charles Krauthammer, Harry Lime and Sideshow Bob have in common? Discover The Nutwork
posted by y2karl (26 comments total)

 
I didn't understand how it all fit together until I saw the Mothra Fairies.
posted by hackly_fracture at 1:23 PM on March 10, 2005


Only one link? What have you done with the real y2karl?
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 1:26 PM on March 10, 2005


Mediated him.

I am very disappointed by the absence of Skeletor, myself.
posted by y2karl at 1:32 PM on March 10, 2005


And no tiny fonts, either......

Hey, why are you wearing a rubber glove on your head?
posted by briank at 1:33 PM on March 10, 2005


I appreciate the inclusion of Gargamel. I always saw him as a magical version of Richard Nixon.
posted by Hildago at 1:36 PM on March 10, 2005


Priceless!

Gargamel --> Gingrich --> [WTF? ~ Grinch?]
posted by felix betachat at 1:42 PM on March 10, 2005


Zim Zod and Zorg? Oh Noes!
posted by Capn at 1:48 PM on March 10, 2005


I have no idea what this is all about, but there's no space for Ren Hoek and on that basis I dispute it's value to mankind.
posted by NinjaPirate at 1:55 PM on March 10, 2005


y2karl, did you say mediated or medicated?

I personally object to the inclusion of Muttley in this group; from his consistantly disrespectful treatment of Dick Dastardly, occasional sabotaging of his dastardly schemes (on those occasions when he showed some chance of success) and his impressive skill in getting a safe distance away from most of Dastardly's disasters, I've always considered him a probable Double Agent for the forces of goodness and niceness. But then again, it was a Hanna Barbera cartoon, making all attempts to search for logic moot.

I understand the reductio ad absurdum, but I still miss the opportunity for further textual ridicule.
posted by wendell at 1:55 PM on March 10, 2005


I didn't understand Scooter. I always thought Scooter was pretty on-the-ball. The Zim/Zod/Zorg trio was great, though.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 1:58 PM on March 10, 2005


Wendell,

In college, Muttley was president of the College Republicans and wrote a lot of articles for the student paper about "this school's affirmative action problem" and put signs up next to a lot of planned parenthood clinics. If he's a double agent, he should win a damned Oscar for it.
posted by Hildago at 1:59 PM on March 10, 2005


Only one link?

Yeah, what gives? I might be way out of the neocon loop or something, but I'd never seen DiscoverTheNetwork.org, the Horowitz & Co. omnibus site this thing's parodying. Which is a fascinating read, by the way, particularly for its truly astonishing ability to sustain such an intoxicating level of hysterical bluster and glib oversimplification through so many profiles.

Choice nuggets leap off every page:

One of the early catalysts of [Cornel] West’s rise into the cultural stratosphere was his plea for racial harmony. As a Marxist black radical he was almost unique in saying that it was not appropriate for other black militants to hate all whites and Jews.

Most of [Noam Chomsky's] "books" are pamphlets in disguise, collections of speeches, or interviews strung together, as in the case of the best selling 9-11, which was assembled by email with the assistance of his acolytes.

Bruce Springsteen himself has been fed Chomskyite views of the world by his longtime friend Van Zandt.


So if I've got this straight, Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven are spearheading a movement to fool buyers of legitimate books into purchasing pamphlets containing random snippets of Chomskyite rhetoric, which has resulted in the horrifically topsy-turvy America of today, where black Marxist intellectuals like Cornel West occupy the cultural stratosphere. Which finally explains why last week's issue of In Touch had that story about the Cornel West-Henry Louis Gates-bell hooks lover's triangle on the cover.
posted by gompa at 2:10 PM on March 10, 2005


See also: Discover Your Momma's Network
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:11 PM on March 10, 2005


Thanks, XQ, the Your Momma's Network is less funny but more coherent (which is usually the case)

The domain name discoverthenutwork.org is still available, but the .com version was recently registered. WHO GOOFED?
posted by wendell at 2:30 PM on March 10, 2005


Who talkin' bout me? Who talkin' bout me?
posted by Scooter at 2:45 PM on March 10, 2005


Harry Lime? I hope you enjoy your cuckoo clocks and bitter chocolate.
posted by tweak at 2:59 PM on March 10, 2005


Sometimes I wonder if the Horowitz-Coulter loony wing of the GOP actually put a lot of effort into becoming political satires.
posted by clevershark at 3:55 PM on March 10, 2005


But....I already get all my nutwork news from the World Nut Daily.
posted by telstar at 5:01 PM on March 10, 2005


That image of Prince John is priceless.
posted by Space Coyote at 5:06 PM on March 10, 2005


What about Burgermeister Meisterburger?
posted by jonmc at 5:35 PM on March 10, 2005


Um, but Horowitz's site categories (damns?) those profiles into (completely subjective) pigeon-holes, and gives the impression that there's a continuum of political thought from Islamic terrorist Mohammed Atta to actor George Clooney.

The parody site only lists persons alphabetically. Which really misses out, as it would be much funnier if one could pretend there's some continuum of ideology from Donald Trump to Bill Buckley to Ann Coulter to Donald Duck.
posted by orthogonality at 6:58 PM on March 10, 2005


Modok.
posted by bardic at 7:07 PM on March 10, 2005


the fake Maria from Metropolis is perfect! thanks y2k! : >

(altho Horowitz is already a parody)
posted by amberglow at 7:11 PM on March 10, 2005


ooo--and Heatmiser!
posted by amberglow at 7:12 PM on March 10, 2005


I love that it has Sark and the Once-ler.
posted by the_bone at 7:35 PM on March 10, 2005


Excellent! Thanks.

Whore-no-wits done well. And I thought the original site was great parody!
posted by nofundy at 4:45 AM on March 11, 2005


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