April 11, 2008

John McCain really may be Matthew Yglesias's worst nightmare [Karl]

It appears that The Atlantic’s Matthew Yglesias has not heard that John McCain may be a Cylon.  The Flophouser’s head may well explode in his kaffiyeh upon learning of this rumor, as his blog has increasingly become a cesspool of robotophobia.  Yesterday, Yglesias questioned whether economist George Borjas is a Cylon, reflecting his fear that robots will rebel and enslave humankind.  This fear also explains his paranoia about the military-industrial complex.  He seems to have a particular fear of fembots, the analysis of which I will leave to the professionals.

All of the above is just the past few days at the Yglesias blog, but much the same is true of last month, as evidenced here, here, here and here, for example.

Silver lining?  If someone can convince Yglesias that Iraq is threatened by Cylons, he can be totally flipped.  Unfortunately, I doubt he would buy it from Captain Kirk.

Update:  What I wrote?  Double it.

Update x2: Insta-lanche!

Posted by Karl @ 1:19pm

Comments (6)

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one to notice the resemblance.

  2. McGehee: Their heads are smaller than yours so there was never any problem.

  3. The Wizard of Oz has a smaller head than mine. What’s your point?

  4. Is that cute little putz in the red kaffiyeh with the meat axe actually the fearsome Wizard of Igelesioz?

  5. The main difference is Col. Tigh is a ground pounder, not an aviator, so he would have to be Adama. Tigh never really broke like McCain, “he gave um
    the starting lineup of the ’65 season)
    He’s a realist, he was opposed to military control of the government, kind of like McCain’s interrogations
    objections; but in the end with Adama
    incapacitated, he did so anyway. He
    ordered the troops to fire on the strikers; because the fleet needed food. Now Eick and Moore’s sympathy is really more with Lee Adama, the Lt. Caffrey of this story;and to a lesser
    extent, Roslin, but Adama and Tigh are
    really the heroes of the piece. Roslin is supposed to be the stand in for President Bush, the mystical lower level official thrown into the maw of
    an eternal conflict; with a mystical
    bent. Yep they’ve written themselves into a corner

  6. Hmmm. I was going by looks alone…