It’s just too wonderful.
Kathy Shaidle, PJ Lifestyle*:
The Poor Get Poorer: 3 Character Traits That Undermine Prosperity
Ladies and Gentlemen, Fluberts of all ages, you are about to bear witness to possibly the greatest shorter in the history of shorters.
Shorter (or the last port before Jungle):
- Gluttonous, slothful, irresponsible and entitled: Today’s “poor” are the “rich” Jesus warned us about.
Know what the best part of this is? I didn’t write it. Not one solitary word. Nor did I just grab a damning verbatim from the middle of the post because it really synthesizes the stupid.
Nope, this really was, quite literally**, the post’s actual shorter. As in below the fold, before the hundred thousand YouTube videos and unnecessary BOLDING OF RANDOM SENTENCES. Innumeracy and bizarre biblical reference included.
I can’t top that.
I just can’t. Oh sure, I could give the post a full treatment. There’s a lot to work with. I think my “favorite” is at the end where she directly blames the citizens of New Orleans for Katrina because having the motto “Let the Good Times Roll” somehow caused Bush to ignore the Army Corps of Engineers’ strongly-worded recommendation to reinforce the levees.
But everything I could possibly add would be a faint echo compared to the sheer… majesty of Kathy Shaidle’s unintentional self-satire.
Well, played, ma’am. Well played.
‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. Topping the bar is invented by Kathy Shaidle or Random Unpaid Intern. Well done ma’am or other. Well done. We are aware of all Internet traditions.™
*Why, Bob, why does this exist?
**To use some parlance du Friedman