Tim Cavanaugh Radio Redux

If you haven't yet listened to Reason Web Editor Tim Cavanaugh spar with conspiracy wingnut Ken Jenkins on RU Sirius' radio show, make time to do so (perhaps while reading a Reason book). This brief moment illustrates why Cavanaugh dines alone at the luncheonette countertop that passes for Reason's Algonquin Roundtable:

I like to take credit for making the first joke on 9/11...I was talking to my brother on the phone and, at the time, as you'll recall, there were a lot of competing claims for responsibility. Somebody said George Habash's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine had claimed responsibility and I said, "But he only claimed responsibility for the one tower. He doesn't know anything about the other one."

The show's host goes on to note, "Tim Cavanaugh was the first person to disprove the theory that irony died on 9/11....The man from Suck, what else can we say...."

Check out the radio show here.

Check out Cavanaugh's "Death of Irony" rant here, his Suck archive here, and a history of Suck here.

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  • Warren||

    you assholes. that was a total waste of time. fuck you and everyone who looks like you.

  • ||

    I'm assuming you're simply being preemptive, Warren.

  • Jason Sonenshein||

    ...conspiracy wingnut Ken Jenkins...

    But he seemed so reasonable and level-headed when he was winning all those games on Jeopardy! I had no idea he's a conspiracy wingnut.

  • ||

    I loved Mr. Jenkins' insistence that the 9/11 conspiracy would be small enough to be able to keep it secret -- after all, he points out, it might have been as small as only a few hundred people...

    As the saying goes, two people can keep a secret, if one of them is dead. Especially a secret this big.

  • ||

    So how much would it cost to get Suck running again? What's the burn rate?

    Just curious, in case I shack up with a wealthy widow, or become the evil emperor of the Universe.


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