Check out the Amazon page for DoughBob’s alleged new book (my emphasis):
What do customers ultimately buy after viewing this item?
42% buy the item featured on this page: Liberal Fascism: The Totalitarian Temptation from Hegel to Whole Foods by Jonah Goldberg $27.95
33% buy: A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency by Glenn Greenwald $16.47
8% buy: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling $17.99
8% buy The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 by Dinesh D’Souza $26.95
8% buy: Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy by Marcy Wheeler $10.17
Let’s do the math.
Of the people who look at DougBob’s book but do not purchase it, 14 percent are wingnuts, 14 percent are nerds and a whopping 72 percent are lefties looking for a good laugh.
Liberal Fascism is rapidly becoming a modern day cross between the Beach Boys’ SMiLE! and William Shatner’s Transformed Man. It’s like the Shatner album in that it’s valued only for its camp appeal. And it’s like the Brian Wilson’s lost masterpiece in that, despite being worked on for years, it never seems to get finished.
Consequently, every day that Liberal Fascism spends in the shop and away from the shelves is a day that its legend grows even funnier. The recent change in the book’s subtitle – which was rewritten to accuse yuppie organic food shoppers of Nazism – was an all-too-fleeting glimpse into one man’s ongoing mental implosion, much like the stories of Brian Wilson’s ill-fated attempts to force his studio orchestra to wear fire helmets. Similarly, DoughBob’s pathetic, laughable defenses of his work are akin to hearing Shatner yelp “MIIIISTER TAAAAAMBOOOOURINNNNNE MAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!” into the microphone at full decibel.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve made “Liberal Fascism” one of my weekly Google News alerts. I don’t want to miss one hilarious detail.