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Friday, January 07, 2005

Inaugural Bad Blog of the Day

Over Sophia's strenuous objection, I am instituting a new feature on Deep Underground - the Bad Blog of the Day. As we all know, I am prone to going several days without posting, so it will probably be more of a Bad Blog of the Several Days to Perhaps a Week or More, but the point is, it will be a Bad Blog.

The criteria for a Bad Blog of the Day are simple - the blog must be unoriginal, ignorant, and dull. Nominations are welcomed as of course I cannot visit every bad blog on the Internet by myself.

To mitigate Sophia's complaint that this feature is rather mean-spirited, I am also making a semi-solemn pledge to hoist up only blogs that are themselves mean-spirited in some way. I say this pledge is "semi-solemn" because of course I reserve the right to nominate a blog that is not mean-spirited but which is so Bad that to fail to report it to my Dear Readers would be a crime against comedy.

No such question arises with regard to today's Bad Blog, however, Hollywood Hater, or I Hate Hollywood, depending on whether you go by the URL or the title.

Hollywood Hater is devoted, as one might surmise from the title, to Hating on Hollywood. Specifically, anyone in Hollywood who dares say anything bad about Our Great President, George Walker Bush.

Some recent targets include (I hope you're sitting down) Whoopi Goldberg, Paris Hilton, Richard Gere, and for nonpolitcal reasons, non-Hollywood resident and freakishly tall hurler Randy Johnson (this last in a post titled Yankee's Johnson can Yank my Johnson. Classy.)

My favorite post, though, is the one about Bette Midler, because it answers a question I've had for a long time. Some people are not outraged by illegal wars, White House sanctioned torture, endless lying by government officials, disenfranchisement of black voters, abandonment of the poor, etc. So the question arises, what do these people get outraged about?

I almost fell off my chair last night as I was watching I Love the 70's on VH1. They named Bette Midler one of the 3 Foxy Ladies of 1979. I know that drug use was prevalent in 1979. I would like to know what the producers of this show were smoking back then and even more importantly, are they still smoking it today?

Yes, the most outrageous thing that happened in Hollywood Hater's life that day was the composition of VH1's "Foxy Ladies of 1979" roster.

Also, to all lame people - can we please retire the "what are they smoking?" joke? It may have been witty and edgy once, like, many years before we were born. It's not anymore. It's lame. It's unoriginal. It's ignorant. It's....

The Bad Blog of the Day.


  • Rual,

    Thank you so much for featuring me on your site. Any time I get under the skin of a liberal I know that I have done something right. It is about 6:30PM now and my site has been hit 248 times with 512 click throughs today. A total of three of them came from your site and I was one of them as I tested your link. Maybe you were one of the other two?

    Based upon the comments on this post and the flood of traffic, I can see that many many people care about what you have to say.

    Please let me know how long you intend on keeping me up as bad site of the day because I might have to line up a dedicated server to handle the massive amount traffic that I can expect to get from your heavily visited site.

    Have a great day and thank you once again for the plug.



    By Blogger dan, at January 7, 2005 at 11:55 PM  

  • Hmmm. Maybe if someone would come out from under the ground and into the sunshine, you might realize he made a point about an old raggedy assed has-been who's singing now from the Rosemary Clooney songbook.

    Ya can't see much in the dark now, can ya?

    Take for exxample the big movie she made, the Rose, in 1979. (which was such a hit for a first attempt that she had a difficult time recovering from it) And who was that character modeled after? Janice Joplin. And what did Janice Joplin die of?

    Most every other movie she's made was a total loser, IMO, except for BEACHES, which I enjoyed, along with the sound track (which received so much air play it became nauseous to listen to). But overall, he made a point there.

    How rude that you would elevate yourself to the status of "critic". Each of us has a place in this world. We should celebrate it and each other, rather than rake someone over the coals for trying. IMO, this post was in poor taste.

    By Blogger Caoilfhionn, at January 8, 2005 at 12:27 AM  

  • My, Raul, you seem to have gotten under the skin of a dumb-ass conservative. I'd check out his site but he seems to base his self-worth on his hit count and I wouldn't want him to walk around with a boner all day if his "click-through" volume should reach 800.

    Hollywood certainly makes an easy target. I mean, with Charlton Heston, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bo Derek, etc. all still spreading their abhorrent politcal views, I think the guy is probably warranted in his criticism.

    And of course he doesn't think Bette is hot because she's older than 16. And he probably hasn't ever seen her perform live because he's allergic to talent. I do wonder what he watches on TV or at the movies -- all of those Bollywood productions that make it over here?

    By Blogger Lord Lessismore, at January 8, 2005 at 3:02 AM  

  • Whoah there, Farmer, slow down. At no point was I trying to imply that Bette Midler is talented.

    It never occurred to me that I would only have to actually find ONE Bad Blog of the Day, and the authors of the rest would come to me. This is going to be an easy feature to maintain.

    I am hoping my meager readership enjoys the juxtaposition of Cao's comment about my criticism of Dan being in poor taste with some of the posts from his blog on Monday's Bad Blog of the Day.

    By Blogger RaulGroom, at January 8, 2005 at 3:31 AM  

  • I hereby nominate Deep Underground as the Bad Blog of the Day.

    I submit the post "Inaugural Bad Blog of the Day" as exhibit #1. I'm sure you will agree that the mindless rantings of this individual meets the established criteria for selection.

    Keep up the good work.

    By Blogger John McCrarey, at January 8, 2005 at 4:27 AM  

  • You should listen to Sophia.

    Uncle Carlos

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 10, 2005 at 5:40 PM  

  • It's official. The first time that Uncle Carlos and I have ever agreed on anything. I will now ponder what this means for my reality-tunnel.

    Vampire Elf

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 10, 2005 at 7:46 PM  

  • Harumph. Just goes to show you can't trust anyone over 30*.

    *expires in 2006

    By Blogger RaulGroom, at January 10, 2005 at 7:57 PM  

  • Hey, Uncle C might be past the magic number of trust, but I'm gripping tight the reigns of youthful self-delusion for another year+. Leave it alone, man, or I'll talk about the time in 3rd grade where you dressed up like a Racoon. (okay, Halloween, but still...)


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