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January 25, 2003

And speaking of Stand Down, don’t miss this post from Max Sawicky, drolly asserting “copyright” over that important intellectual property, the phrase “Axis of Weasels”—and the angry followup accusing Max of being “too quick to call for the violence of the state to be used for your personal advantage.”

In our next exciting installment, I will remark “Give me a break,” and a right-wing poster will show up on cue to scold me for demanding a handout, just like all the other liberals. Do you suppose that, as things get rockier and rockier for the Rove Administration, some folks in the party of War Now are getting just a little bit stressed? Could happen.

Meanwhile, in the immortal words of Ted Barlow, if you listen closely, you can actually hear Irony dying. [01:37 PM]

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Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: January 25, 2003, 01:40 PM:

Come to think of it, it's a good thing Max didn't use that colorful colloquialism "well, fuck me to tears."

You can't be too careful these days. Remember, citizens! Always practice Total Literalminded Awareness! Remember to label "irony" and "sarcasm" with the approved danger warnings!

Zizka ::: (view all by) ::: January 25, 2003, 03:29 PM:

The lady at standdown sold buttons with political slogans on them, including peace and libertarian slogans. My guess is that she has been totally traumatized by a real lawsuit over some slogan she used on a button, caused by someone really doing what Max threatened to do.

The guy who invented the happy-face button didn't patent it and has been kicking himself for decades. On the other hand, no one's killed him either.

Arthur D. Hlavaty ::: (view all by) ::: January 25, 2003, 05:06 PM:

Can I claim "axis of weevils"? Maybe I can sell it to the cotton biz.

LauraJMG ::: (view all by) ::: January 26, 2003, 10:09 AM:

Meanwhile, back at the sports bar:



skippy ::: (view all by) ::: January 27, 2003, 09:17 PM:

the whole thing is ridiculous. who cares who said what first in blogtopia? (yes! i coined that phrase!)