Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Well, I have to agree ...

... with Ann Althouse on this (of course, I liked the song when it came out): "[T]he worst pop song designed to reflect a profound moral conscience. I.e. the smuggest, most pretentious pop song in history."

I have to say -- and I don't like saying it -- but Andrew Sullivan does seem to have taken leave of his senses lately. The obsession with Sarah Palen and her family just strikes me as -- and this is putting it as politely as I can -- bizarre.


  1. This whole thing, not excluding but also not limited to Sullivan, strikes one as just an extreme example of pure unadulterated snark. As David Denby defined the term in his book of that name, pointlessly vicious for no real reason, having nothing really to say OR to complain about.

    As for the quality of the music represented, that's so incredibly purely subjective that each entry can and will be endlessly argued. Which is really a waste of energy—bread and circuses while Rome burns. Why contribute to that, folks? Aren't there more important things to be wasting your blogpsace on? Like the deficit?

    Bread and circuses.

  2. I quit reading Andrew Sullivan about three years ago. The man is not only bizarre—dare I say it?—he's shrill.