Putting the "Me" in Meathead


Like a pre-pubescent smoker waiting for Big Tobacco to give me a carton of Marlboro Reds, I have been glancing expectantly at the Huffington Post, waiting for Rob Reiner to breathe some of his second-hand wisdom into my personal space. Today, at last, Meathead delivers. His first precious words:

As some of you may know, in 1997, my wife Michele and I helped start the I Am Your Child Foundation to improve the state of early childhood development in America. We are proud of our many accomplishments.

Someone has to be, I suppose.

But for first-graf displays of self-regard, today's award goes not to Mr. I-can't-believe-this-is-the-same-dude-who-made-Spinal-Tap, but to UPI dandy Arnaud de Borchgrave:

How does one wind up on a terrorist watch list when all you've done in a journalistic career that spanned almost six decades is report on and expose terrorist and other evildoers?

I could answer that, but I'm too busy breaking Al Qaeda necks with my bare hands. This February 2004 cover story might point Da Borch in the right direction, though.

As for Reiner, Tim Cavanaugh's August 2002 column on Meathead's "clear and present danger" is here.