Endnote of the Year

A quick postscript to my review yesterday of Daryl Johnson's Right-Wing Resurgence: The book gives the impression of being extremely well-documented, with multiple endnotes for what seems like almost every paragraph. But when you turn to the actual notes, you see things like this:

I don't think I could have gotten away with that in the seventh grade, but evidently it's acceptable at Rowman & Littlefield.

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  • The Late P Brooks||

    It's a step up from "I saw it in a dream".

  • CE||

    107. Various H&R comments.

  • ||

    Moose wrote a book?

  • Lord Humungus||

  • Loki||

    Moose's name was Daryl Johnston, not Johnson.

  • Brian Doherty||

    Fn16. "Can you prove it ISN'T true?"

  • tarran||

    Ahem. You can't say that without linking to this fine speech.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Dear god, what a wonderfully terrible film that is. I like it more everytime I watch it.

  • tarran||

    I'm very frustrated; I drive slowly, hoping to meet someone from outer space, but since they are from outer space, I never know when they pass me.

  • ||

    I also love it. I don't care what anyone says about Ed Wood, I love his work.

  • John||

    Give Ed a hundred million dollar budget and I bet his movies would have been better than Transformers.

  • ||

    Ed's movies are already better than Transformers.

  • Sudden||

    One of the few things I will agree with Epi on.

    DeepDish 4Eva!

  • tarran||

    When I was a kid, a friend and I watched the movie together.

    Jim: "At this point the only screw up they haven't made is a continuity error"

    Movie: woman discovers body @ midnight in graveyard and screams.

    scene cuts to police car racing through bright sunlight down straight road.

    Voiceover: "A few minutes later, the police arrived."

    scene cuts back to the graveyard at night.

    Jim: "And we have our winner!"

    Much later.

    Jim: "What the hell are those guys doing? Why are they holding the backs of chairs like that?!?"

    Tarran: "I think they're supposed to be pilots"

    Jim: "But they're sitting in a room, that's not a plane cockpit!"

    Movie: Pilots scream and wildy wave the chair backs they're holding as if moving the control yoke on a DC-3 to avoid a collision.

    Jim: "Oh God! This *is* low budget!"

    Good times!

  • ||

    But was it as mind-bendingly awesome as Revenge of the Fallen?

  • tarran||

    Haven't seen Revenge of the Fallen, so I can't say.

  • ||

    That reminds me of when my cousin and I were flipping through the channels and came across Evil Dead 2, right when Ash goes into the shed and gets armed and mounts the chainsaw on his stump and then says "Groovy." We were immediately mesmerized.

  • tarran||

    I sat my son down and watched Army of Darkness with him. He looooooved it!

  • $park¥||

    I'll have to try watching it with my kids. They loved Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  • Rich||

    It's good for teaching observation and critical thinking. However, young kids may be bored by the pace, and (more importantly) miss the fine points of the EXCELLENT DIALOG.

  • Rich||

    Plan Nine, that is.

  • ||

    I don't want to meet the person who doesn't enjoy Army of Darkness. The first half of that movie has some of the funniest, most ridiculously awesome dialogue in the history of film.

  • R C Dean||

    I've got Army of Darkness on my TiVo. I'm thinking election night will be the time to savor it.

  • db||

    Best scene ever.

  • ||

    Evil Dead 2 was definitely the best movie in the trilogy. Like a better, funnier, and far more fucked up version of the first with hints of the silliness in the third.

  • Virginian||

    Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Yeah, did you bother looking at those sources to verify anything? No? Then pipe down.

  • Brett L||

    Wow. I'm in the wrong industry. Imagine how much easier a dissertation would be.

  • Paul.||

    Uhm, yeah...

    106: Some shit I once saw.

  • John||

    105 Some shit I saw on the internet once.

  • Loki||

    104: Wikipedia.

    Not a specific page, the whole thing.

  • Mensan||

    107: The Internet

  • CE||

    108. The library.

  • juris imprudent||

    102 Some shit someone told me was on the Internet.

  • Paul.||

  • Tim||

    107:fuck you, that's why.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    So the Right-Wing Resurgence is unverifiable? How convenient.

  • John||

    108: Self evident assumption

  • CE||

    109. Conventional wisdom.

  • ||

    108. Is so!

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    113: I think I heard my dad say it once

  • CE||

    114. I heard it on the radio, but I didn't write down which station. I think it was a news update.

  • $park¥||

    Shit, by the time I got to 106 I'd just start putting in "Just fucking Google it."

  • Scarcity||

  • Loki||

    Holy shit, that's hilarious. I actually thought reason's squirrels had just converted it to a hyperlink (like this: www.whatthefuck.com) and was expecting a 404 error. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a real site.

  • $park¥||

    Commonly seen on the Internet as JFGI.

  • John||

    Thread jack

    Man rams car into a church wall, chases pastor down and beats him to death with an electric guitar.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....uitar.html

    It doesn't get anymore heavy metal than that.

  • T||

    Huh. Checking, I find out Varg Vikernes was released in '09.

  • Loki||

    Police told reporters they didn't know why the unidentified suspect attacked Rev. Danny Kirk Sr

    The attacker was a time traveler from the future who was sent back in time to kill James Tiberius Kirk's great-great grandfather.

  • Loki||

    Specifically, he's a Klingon agent. Kirk was/ will be responsible for releasing the Tribble plague upon the Klingon people. As for why they targeted his great-great grandfather? Because... fuck you that's why.

  • ||

    Maybe it's Kirk himself, come to fuck with the people of 21st-century Earth, eh?

  • Loki||

    Maybe it's Kirk himself, come to fuck with the people of 21st-century Earth, eh?

    He ran out of women to fuck in his own time, so he had to come here to score more ass. And since no one gets more tail than a preacher... it all makes sense!

  • Yar||

    108. SPLC Intelligence Report Vol 144 (Summer 2011), somehwere around pp. 12-78, etc.

  • ||

    "PLEASE DON'T CHECK, I ASSURE YOU IT'S THERE!"

  • $park¥||

    109. And mani interesting furry animals

    111. Including the majestic møøse

    115. A Møøse once bit my sister ...

  • Bobarian||

    117. Mind you, amoose bite can be serious...

    127. Llamas!

  • Red Rocks Rockin||

    128. Lorenzo Lamas!

  • ||

    203: "Doubting my sources is cause for suspicion -- you may, in fact, be a redneck neo-Confederate militiaman in the making, and not even know it!"

  • John||

    204: Stop questioing me you tea bagging bastard.

  • Gilbert Martin||

    Congratulations!

    You are singularly qualifed for an executive level position with the Southern Poverty Law Center.

  • tarran||

    109. IIRC

  • CE||

    110. Overheard on the bus, by some guys who looked well-informed.

  • $park¥||

    215. Left as an exercise for the reader.

  • Rich||

    666. References upon request.

  • Julio Cesar Samper Uribe||

    149: the author's ass.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    145: Information in author's possession, in a warm moist place.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    223: It would be a lot more fun if this were true.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    456: In future editions, I will simply cite those sources which cite me. The circle will be complete.

  • Question of Auban||

    Win!

  • Gilbert Martin||

    Circular logic is always the best kind.

    And it's so easy too!

    No fuss, no muss and no heavy lifting.

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