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He's Already In You
Aside from sports, I rarely watch television these days, not because I regard it as inherently base, but because there's not much on that interests me. If we had six PBS channels like we did living in the Bay Area, if we got HBO, if primetime were later, then I might watch a regular show or two. As it is, though, my only sense of what fills the 75-odd channels in our cable package comes from rapidly scanning through them during commercial breaks in the basketball or baseball game I'm watching. Tonight, though, I stopped for a bit.

Dennis Miller's show on CNBC was on. There was some anti-therapy woman, a Latino eager to make fun of Mexico, and Dinesh D'Souza. Shockingly, D'Souza was the most palatable of the four. I've hated everything he stands for since that Atlantic Monthly article he wrote a decade and a half ago. But juxtaposed to the other panelists he actually seemed like a voice of reason.

I never liked Dennis Miller much to begin with. Now, though, he has become one of the most despicable personalities I've ever encountered. If the Bush Administration's scripted comedy defines the word "insidious," then Miller's pandering to the right-wing talk show crowd must do the same for "craven." It only takes a minute of looking at Miller to realize that he has signed a pact with the Dark Lord. The stench of his putrescent inner life pulls his always-maddening smile so taut that it's repulsive to countenance. I'd rather root around in a pile of vomit looking for the plastic toy some toddler inadvertently swallowed.

Mode: fade to black
Muse: a memory of the Stone Roses

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slanderous From: slanderous Date: May 3rd, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The stench of his putrescent inner life pulls his always-maddening smile so taut that it's repulsive to countenance.

Perfect description. I loathe him as well.
From: batdina Date: May 3rd, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
a couple of years ago (2002?) I was in the airport store at Burbank looking for something to read on the flight north and he was on TV. I was rivetted. *That* was Dennis Miller? It was like watching a train wreck. I felt dirty.

I hear Ron Silver has made the same deal, but thus far I have managed not to catch his act. I can live a long time before I have to see it too.
tpratt From: tpratt Date: May 3rd, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

another shit-scared, obsequious apres-felch hiccup

Pre-9/11, Dennis Miller was somewhat funny, though never as funny as he obviously considered himself to be. After the attacks, though, watch the fuck out. Apparently hoping to distance himself from people like Bill Maher (who is repugnant as well, though more intellectually honest in his comments that got him his western hemisphere fatwa) and toady himself up to the powers that be, he's managed to make himself as appealing as Tammy Faye Bakker with vaginosis.
Plus, he was a poseur without measure in his pathetic turn in the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. Fuck him in his stupid fucking ass.
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