Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Not even Christopher Hitchens is immune to lowbrow humor in the wake of Weinergate. Get a load of the opening to this article:

In one of the routines from his heyday, Richard Pryor would enact the anguish experienced by a man who cannot get his male organ to rise. In this redefinition of the whole concept of standup, he ended by practically seizing the torpid member by the throat, howling plaintively, and demanding to know, "Whose dick is this?"

Comes now Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., who might be described as a sitting member.



1 comment:

Charles said...

When someone opens with Richard Pryor, I think it's safe to say that they are not going highbrow.

But, as they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or, in this case: when life gives you a scandal, you milk it for all it's worth.

(I love the alliteration that begins his third paragraph, too.)