Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Big Fat Idiot: The Index

Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot.

We know this thanks to Al Franken's 1996 book of the same name.

Actually, we already knew it. It's never really been in dispute.

Senator Franken's book contains the only index I've ever seen that actually makes me laugh out loud. Not only laugh, but still laugh, uncontrollably, more than fifteen year after its first publication.

A brief excerpt is at right. I chose to include the portion with a Newt Gingrich reference because, you know...it's just so damned timely.

The index to Franken's book, of course, was provided not as a means of guiding a reader to choice portions of the text, but strictly for laughs. Strictly for a series of very cheap shots at a guy who specializes in cheap shots of his own.

At first glance, it is an ordinary index. Nothing about its appearance suggests it is anything but. Some readers of Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot, I imagine, probably never even discovered it – which is a real pity.

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