R.I.P., Paul Krassner

The Yippies were first to run a pig for president back in 1968, but it took the Republicans to actually win with one.

Paul Krassner was instrumental in that first attempt, but we can’t blame him for the second. The founder and editor of The Realist was into absurdity — he had roots in Mad magazine, after all — but he must have left this world shaking his head at how the unreal had become all too regrettably real.

Krassner hit the door running at 87.

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9 Responses to “R.I.P., Paul Krassner”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    KSFR was doing a Daniel J. show on the moon landing tonight. Someone from Los Alamos called in to refute that the landings ever happened, it was all fake news.

    I’ll retire to Bedlam.

    • B Lester Says:

      There is an interesting video on earthsky.org on how the technology of that time could not have faked the moon footage. There was no slo-mo and speed up technology in film or video that could have made the astronauts look bouncy bouncy like that. At least without an insane amount of manual film editing.

      https://earthsky.org/space/video-moon-hoax-not

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      If you have the time, this was an interesting program on why facts don’t matter to ignorant or stupid people. This is the same reason that pvt bonespurs might get 4 more years of indictment free time. You got to give the boy one thing. He can blow bullshit with the best con artists in the business.

      https://www.npr.org/2019/07/18/743195213/facts-arent-enough-the-psychology-of-false-beliefs

      • Herb from Michigan Says:

        In the animal world the gene pool would take out the critters who refused to believe that danger was imminent. As in the rest of the gazelles are hauling ass but one stands there and thinks “fake alarm” y’all. Then gets eaten. Sadly Rethuglicans are not suffering the fate they deserve but will over time with the rest of us. It’s so weird how a faction of idiots can do so much damage in the USA: albeit not even a majority.

  2. Hurben Says:

    Ha! Pig for President?

    In NZ, the Republic of Whangamomona has already had a goat & a poodle as president.

    Love the pub down there, it’s for sale by the way if you’re looking for an opportunity to escape the YouEssAy.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whangamomona

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I would think the perfect place for two retired sorta Irish fellas to settle would be in vans parked behind a pub in Whangamomona. That is if we could talk our two hapless and better halves to join us. Are you in mate?

  3. JD Dallager Says:

    I think Duffey, CO has had a dog for Mayor. Near Weirdcliffe, so that makes sense! 🙂

  4. larry brown Says:

    one of my favorites

  5. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Meanwhile, that race around France you’re not watching is much more interesting than usual. We might even head over there to see for ourselves on Thursday. I think perhaps the team that used to dominate has run out of “marginal gains” this year? In the final week 4 riders not on that team could still win…imagine that!
    Vive Le France! Vive LeTour!!

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