06.27.12

The dogshit that is National Geographic

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 2:09 pm by George Smith

It’s hard to differentiate the many Rocky Mountain ranges of dogshit in American society. What parts of it, or which shows, are the worst? Somehow, this year, National Geographic has distinguished itself in this matter. First, there was the cable tv “hit,” the pandering Doomsday Preppers, monetizing the pemmican-stockpiling armed-to-the-teeth white trash right wing kooks […]

01.09.13

WhiteManistan and science

Posted in WhiteManistan at 2:06 pm by George Smith

Belief in theory of evolution, by country. From National Geographic: A study of several such surveys taken since 1985 has found that the United States ranks next to last in acceptance of evolution theory among nations polled. Researchers point out that the number of Americans who are uncertain about the theory’s validity has increased over […]

12.07.12

The Purpose Driven Life or Livin’ Like John McAfee

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 12:16 am by George Smith

Wrote itself. Play loud. Theme and film trailer for the upcoming cable reality show on National Geographic, Living Like John McAfee. Promotional tie-ins: graphic novel and tell-all books, also available for Kindle. Just in e-mail: I’m worried. You’re starting to become a news source for me.

11.21.12

Down in the Bunker in Whitemanistan at Midnight

Posted in Extremism, Imminent Catastrophe at 4:34 pm by George Smith

It is not right to coddle the beliefs of idiots or encourage their manias. Doing it puts you on the side of evil, even if it’s just television and you need the money. ‘Doomsday Preppers’: The craziest bunkers we’ve seen so far: \ Larry doesn’t want “possible marauders” stealing his stuff in a post-apocalyptic free-for-all, […]

11.18.12

The Quick and Twisted Fall of John McAfee

Posted in Cyberterrorism, Decline and Fall at 3:21 pm by George Smith

From 2009, in the New York Times, former anti-virus mogul John McAfee began to really lose his shirt: Over the last several years, Mr. McAfee began to put a large chunk of his [anti-virus] fortune into real estate, often in remote locations. He bought the house in New Mexico as a playground for himself and […]

06.28.12

Nat Geo is the shit — literally

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 9:34 am by George Smith

Continuing in yesterday’s vein, the LA Times blogging ninnies jump on the bandwagon, because talking about how many American believe in really stupid things and how American entertainment cleverly caters to them is just so … much … fun! As opposed to demoralizing. LAT: Not only do more than 80 million Americans believe that UFOs […]

05.14.12

White, right wing and paranoid is a terrible way to go through life

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism at 1:30 pm by George Smith

Not a week goes by that my news tab doesn’t have a few stories on the American survivalist movement, courtesy of the presence of doomsday electromagnetic pulse references in all such pieces. The homespun country paranoids are now firmly in the US entertainment mainstream, notably in newspapers, almost purely because of the semi-success of one […]

03.29.12

Monetizing the kooks

Posted in Extremism, Imminent Catastrophe at 8:48 am by George Smith

You’ve already seen, or read about, National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, a show capitalizing on the demographic of white kooks preparing for the fall of American civilization — and a small audience of other people you don’t want to meet who enjoy watching them, similar to those who love video of hockey fights that bring in […]

02.28.12

Doomsday Preppers take over Wyoming

Posted in Extremism, Imminent Catastrophe at 10:01 am by George Smith

When you watch too much Doomsday Preppers you get brain damage. When you get brain damage you think too much about total collapse. When you think too much about total collapse you want to print new money, hoard gold and raise a small army. When you try raising a small army you blow off thumb. […]

02.22.12

Tim Thumb

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Extremism at 9:50 am by George Smith

From the Arizona wire, Tim Ralston, the man who blew off his thumb with an errant gun blast on National Geographic‘s Doomsday Preppers: He’s not worried about Mayan prophecies or weird predictions about the end of days, the worst case scenario for Tim Ralston is an electromagnetic pulse attack by a rogue country. “If they […]

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