Oh, the Humanity!


I’m crying right now. I bet if he asked Peter Hoekstra, he’d learn this is just like the potato famine.


40 replies
  1. 1
    Jim-Bob says:

    Era of Wretched Excess isn’t over until Howie Kurtz is on the streets looking for a job.

  2. 2
    Laura W says:

    It’s hard out there for a crudité?

  3. 3
    C Nelson Reilly says:

    The WB party’s hoppin

  4. 4
    Comrade Stuck says:

    The Villagers must have had a bumper crop of ego this year.

  5. 5
    Mouse Tolliver says:

    Worse than the potato famine even. It’s like living in hiding from the Nazis and having nothing to eat but rotten potatoes and canned pickles like Adrian Brody in The Pianist.

  6. 6
    chuck says:

    Whutz th’ partying about?

  7. 7

    Your continuing mockery of Peter Hoekstra is just like the Hutu militia massacres in Rwanda.

  8. 8
    JenJen says:

    You’re welcome! :+)

    And speaking of Hoekstra, you know, I’m thinking about getting bombed tonight, so I’ll know what The Siege of Bastogne felt like!

  9. 9
    smiley says:

    Pre party for what? I’d bet my house it is fruit + cheese + booze.

  10. 10

    Howie must not be aware of all internet traditions. Speaking of Pete Hoekstra this website just continues to bring the yucks. This is just the current offering. I think we now have the LOLcats equivalent for DC insiders.

  11. 11
    JenJen says:

    Howie has just been killin’ me all day. These new entries are cute:

    HowardKurtz Reason #nerdprom2 so late this yr: postponed twice to get Obama. Nother example of sucking up!
    5 minutes ago from mobile web

    HowardKurtz Huge booze line at CBS reception at #nerdprom2. Major grumbling from media stars.
    6 minutes ago from mobile web

    Our poor Obama-suck-up health-insurance-carryin’ media-stars. :-(

  12. 12
    Chaz says:

    I just saw my first “Where’s the Birth Certificate” billboard in PA – It’s on East I-78 near Kutztown. I nearly flipped the car trying to get a cameraphone picture, but wasn’t fast enough :(

  13. 13
    JGabriel says:

    I burned my finger this morning. Now I know what it was like at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.


  14. 14
    Karatist Preacher says:

    So sad.

  15. 15
    El Cid says:

    Is it the wrong time to be reminded that I really do just hate these people?

  16. 16

    Have you guys seen the new site “Pete Hoekstra is a Meme”? http://petehisameme.wordpress.com/

    Here are a couple of my faves:

    Stuck inside working from home today. Now I know how Anne Frank felt.

    stepped over a puddle in the parking lot today — felt like Moses leading his people out of Egypt

  17. 17
    MikeJ says:

    I’ve just run out of vermouth. Exactly like being in the Kalahari around here.

  18. 18
    dmsilev says:

    The local cafe ran out of soup just before I went up for lunch; now I know what the Irish Potato Famine was like.


  19. 19
    JGabriel says:

    I shot a spitball at Hoekstra today – I’m fightin’ The Man, like Lee Harvey Oswald!


  20. 20
    Mike in NC says:

    Chill out, Howie. Everyone knows who’ll be first in line at John McCain’s July 4th BBQ.

  21. 21
    DougJ says:

    Turn out the lights, the party’s over.

  22. 22
    JGabriel says:

    @Library Grape: Just checked out that Hoekstra meme site. My favorite was:

    Someone stole a bag of potting soil from my carport today. This must be how Native Americans felt when they lost their lands.


  23. 23
    JK says:

    Howie Kurtz is the biggest twit using Twitter.

  24. 24
    Memefail says:

    I just had gender reassignment surgery. Now I know what it feels like to be a woman.

  25. 25
    JenJen says:

    @Library Grape: That was quick! And wicked-clever. I could riff on The Hoekstra Meme (and all Internet Traditions, really) all night. Who couldn’t? :-)

  26. 26
    Laura W says:

    @JenJen: Are you on MSNBC?

  27. 27
    Ked says:


    I mean, huh?

    I swear, twitter is a compressive force on the political continuum which is causing not just wingularities but also oddball press singularities.

  28. 28
    JenJen says:

    @Laura W: Yeah, but on mute and listening to live Dave Matthews Band (don’t start with me, people). Heard most of POTUS, and then started kickin’ out the jams.

    Wha hoppen?

  29. 29
    Laura W says:

    @JenJen: I don’t know. I muted it when Hodgman started yakking and am about to ask Sade to gay marry me.

  30. 30
    different church-lady says:

    Never forget: the first syllable in “Twitter” is “Twit.”

  31. 31
    alex milstein says:

    Thank god for twitter. Now people can gain self importance by relaying utterly useless information to more people faster than ever.

    Me, I havent participated in any ‘social networking’ system yet. I’m just waiting for the last one to be developed before jumping in.

  32. 32
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I haven’t seen any Tunch or Lily pictures today. Now I know how baby seals feel as they’re being clubbed.

  33. 33
    JenJen says:

    @Laura W: Can I be in charge of the guestbook? Best people-watching spot.

  34. 34
    Fwiffo says:

    Jesus. Everyone in the village needs to be beaten with a club.

  35. 35
    D-Chance. says:

    Kurtz found a source for better swag:

    Much better food than #nerdprom2 at MSNBC party. plus candy and free keychain!

    Seriously, people follow this shit on a regular basis? Why?

  36. 36
    Jason says:

    Kurtz did give the dish on Fox setting up Major Garrett with Carrie Prejean. Poor Julie, stuck at home writing up her next article on balancing motherhood and journalism, waiting for the next call to appear in a segment about balancing motherhood and journalism, wondering if she should start Twittering about balancing motherhood and journalism…

  37. 37

    My twenty-month old grandchild pushed me. Now I know how they felt when the comet hit Yucatan. Oh, the dinosauria!

  38. 38
    Nylund says:

    Funny, I don’t seem to recall Howie ever complaining about the life of “wretched excess” when the wine was flowing more freely.

    These people act as if they honestly believe that the job description of a journalist is to simply get free food and drink at cocktail parities. They confuse journalistic talent with the ability to RSVP for a party, and, on top of that, they think they actually deserve respect for it.

  39. 39

    I coined the term Hoekstroika. Think it will catch on?

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